ST-Ericsson secures Samsung Galaxy design wins

Two more Samsung smartphones are design-wins for ST-Ericsson.

Samsung’s Galaxy Beam and Galaxy Ace 2 smartphones are based on ST-Ericsson’s NovaThor ModAp platform. 

“Today we can confirm that two more Samsung Galaxy Android-powered smartphones will be powered by NovaThor ModAp platforms,” said Marc Cetto, senior v-p of smartphone and tablet solutions for ST-Ericsson.

Previously the Samsung Galaxy S Advance was the first Samsung smartphone to use ST-Ericsson’s U8500 platform.

“Thanks to the U8500’s versatility and maturity, Samsung was able to bring other devices based on the same platform to market quickly,” said Cetto.

The chip-set is based on a 1.0GHz dual-core processor and integrates an HSPA+ modem. The Galaxy Beam also has a pico-projector.

The smartphones are expected to begin shipping to select markets this quarter.

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