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Picochip gains customers in China for TD-SCMA femtocells

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 2:20am
ECN Europe

Picochip has announced that Panda Electronics is using Picochip’s PC8808 TD-SCDMA technology in a femtocell. Founded in 1936, Panda is the backbone enterprise of CEC (China Electronics Corporation) and has a strong focus on communications. The Group is the national communication high-tech R&D center and an important industrial base. 

This brings the number of companies using Picochip’s TD-SCDMA product to seven, with previously announced customers of BTI, Digimoc and Femtel. Picochip says that it has over 30 customers with commercial products using WCDMA, including Cisco / ip.access (supplying AT&T and others) and ALU, supplying Vodafone group in ten countries and others. The company also has seventeen customers for its LTE small cell products, for both LTE FDD and TD-LTE.

“China’s mobile infrastructure is progressing at an incredible rate and manufacturers and developers are looking for companies who can offer support for the full range of standards, including TD,” said Rupert Baines, VP of Marketing at Picochip. “We are the only company to offer the full portfolio in TD small cells, both 3G and 4G, and now, with Panda Electronics, we have almost 20 Chinese customers. We are very pleased with our success in China and with the achievements of our Beijing design centre who have developed these products.”

“Picochip’s support for the full portfolio of TD standards made them an excellent choice of partner for Panda Electronics,” said Jim Ren, Panda Electronics. “As a company that invests heavily in R&D it’s important for us to find partners who are equally forward-looking. With small cells set to play a large part in the roll out of next generation networks, working with Picochip gives us access to proven technology we can depend on”.

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