Ericsson and Philips Sign License Agreement

June 10, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

Ericsson (Sweden) Technology Licensing announced that it has signed a licensing agreement with Philips Semiconductors (Sunnyvale, CA). The agreement states that Philips will license Ericsson's new Bluetooth baseband core, which implements the complete range of mandatory Bluetooth 1.2 features. A first pre-release has already been delivered.

With the Ericsson Core Bluetooth Baseband Platform Q-E1, Philips will be one of the first companies to offer their customers Bluetooth chips based on the Bluetooth 1.2 specification with, for example, better voice and audio quality and improved coexistence with other wireless technologies.