Infineon Technologies AG has signed an agreement with Motorola to develop a new multi-mode, single-chip 3G RF transceiver based on the company’s SMARTi® UE chip.

Because its primary function is to send and receive digital data over the air, the RF transceiver is a core component in mobile phones or other mobile cellular devices. As consumers continue to demand more multimedia functionality from their mobile devices, the RF transceiver plays a key role in delivering the data speed and signaling needed to support mobile content and services.

Motorola selected Infineon to develop the new RF chip, which will address this growing market for 3G services by offering maximum HSDPA and HSUPA performance, efficient power consumption and slim design.

Stefan Wolff, vice president and general manager of Infineon’s RF Engine business unit, stated, "We are pleased to enter into this strategic relationship with Motorola to create an advanced 3G RF solution based on our leading SMARTi UE chip. The new chip will effectively reduce size and footprint for next generation 3G devices and offer best in class radio performance at market leading system cost."