Nokia will now work with four chipset suppliers including Broadcom, Infineon Technologies, STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments will continue to be a broad scope supplier across all protocols.
However Nokia will continue to develop its own modem technology, which includes protocol software and related digital design for WCDMA/GSM. Nokia will then license the modem technology to its selected chipset manufactures.
Nokia executive vice president of technology platforms Niklas Savander said: This is a pragmatic move in the face of an increasingly complex technology environment. Companies in this industry need to focus on areas where they can add value and partner with others where it makes sense.
We believe that our renewed strategy will allow us to concentrate on developing core chipset technologies, while increasing our R&D efficiencies and improving our agility in a fast-moving marketplace.’