TCL, MediaTek, and LitePoint collaborate to get the Alcatel POP S7
smartphone into volume production.
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
LitePoint, a leading provider of wireless test solutions, announced
today that TCL Communications has started volume production of their new
Alcatel branded POP S7 smartphone. The POP S7 is the first smartphone to
feature the innovative new MediaTek LTE chipset, the MT6290. The POP S7
is being verified and calibrated with the LitePoint IQxstream cellular
Getting the POP S7 into high volume production was a combined effort
between TCL, MediaTek, and LitePoint according to Mr. Dai Xu, Director
of Global Industrialization Management Center at TCL Communications.
“The POP S7 smartphone provides faster upload and download speeds on 4G
networks, a large, high-resolution screen and greater video capability.
The partnership between the TCL, MediaTek, and LitePoint teams have made
this release possible, ensuring that our production volumes are not only
met, but that the product works flawlessly for end-customers,” said Mr.
TCL and MediaTek have forged a strong partnership with a focus on
producing affordable yet technologically advanced smartphones enabling
these powerful handsets to get into the hands of users all over the
world. Being the first smartphone to go into production utilizing the
MediaTek MT6290 LTE cellular chip gives the POP S7 a unique advantage
according to Jeffrey Ju, General Manager of MediaTek Smartphone Business
Unit. “With our comprehensive inclusive 4G LTE product portfolio,
MediaTek is committed to accelerating the growth of the global 4G LTE
market, as well as bringing high-performance technology to enable the
limitless potential of Everyday Geniuses worldwide,” said Ju.
Curt Schmidek, Vice President of Marketing at LitePoint added, “The key
to the smart device business is getting new innovations to consumers,
fast. LitePoint helped get the POP S7 onto store shelves quickly with
complete calibration and verification test coverage using a cost
effective multi-device testing approach. In the end, helping our
customers win in the highly competitive smart device market is at the
core of the LitePoint mission.”
About TCL Communication
TCL Communication (stock code: 02618.HK), together with its
subsidiaries, designs, manufactures and markets an expanding portfolio
of mobile and internet products worldwide under two key brands - TCL and
ALCATEL ONE TOUCH. The Group’s products are currently sold in China and
over 160 other countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle
East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. Headquartered in Shenzhen, China, TCL
Communication operates its highly efficient manufacturing plant and R&D
centers in various provinces of the PRC. It employs over 11,000 people
in China, Hong Kong and overseas.
TCL Communication is one of the few companies in Hong Kong or China who
owns or licenses 2G, 2.5G, 2.75G, 3G and 4G patented technologies. It
has rich experience in research and development, and is able to
independently develop products and solutions for GSM, GPRS, EDGE, CDMA,
WCDMA, TD-SCDMA and FDD/TDD-LTE. For more information, please visit the
TCL Communications website at www.tclcom.com.
MediaTek is a pioneering fabless semiconductor company, and a market
leader in cutting-edge systems on a chip for wireless communications and
connectivity, HDTV, DVD and Blu-ray. MediaTek created the world's first
octa-core smartphone platform with LTE and our CorePilot™ technology
releasing the full power of multi-core mobile processors. Through
MediaTek Labs, the company is creating a worldwide ecosystem in support
of device creation, application development and services based around
MediaTek offerings. With an emphasis on enabling technology for the
masses and not the chosen, everyone can be an Everyday Genius. MediaTek
[TSE:2454] is headquartered in Taiwan and has offices worldwide. Please
for more information.
LitePoint, a wholly owned subsidiary of Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER), is
based in Sunnyvale, California. The company designs, develops and
supports advanced wireless test solutions for developers of wireless
devices and consumer electronics, contract manufacturers and wireless
integrated circuit designers. LitePoint solutions have enabled
optimization and verification of the operation of more than one billion
wireless devices worldwide. LitePoint products are used in development
and high-volume manufacturing, providing its customers with improved
ROI, time-to-market, manufacturing yields, and product quality. For
more, go to www.litepoint.com.
Brad Poston, 1-408-456-5000
Andy Blanchard, 978-370-2425
VP, Corporate Communications