Analog Devices SoftFone Chipset and TTPCom’s Software Power New Sharp TM150 Camera Phone

Analog Devices SoftFone Chipset and TTPCom’s Software Power New Sharp TM150 Camera Phone

Norwood, MA; Cambridge, UK (PRWEB) October 27, 2004

Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI) and TTPCom Ltd. (LSE: TTC) announced today that their wireless technologies power the new Sharp TM150 camera phone. The clamshell-style TM150, available from T-Mobile USA, allows users to send and receive pictures by MMS, text messages, and video clips, customise with ring tones and wallpaper. The TM150 is based on ADI’s SoftFone® GSM/GPRS chipset and TTPCom’s protocol stack and application software.

Sharp Corporation, Analog Devices and TTPCom have been working together on cellular handsets for many years and ADI’s SoftFone chipset and TTPCom’s software is also featured in Sharp’s award-winning GX10, GX20 and GX30 models that operate on networks in Europe. ADI’s SoftFone platform is completely RAM-based, which allows features and options to be easily customised in software for a wide range of phones, and offers best-in-class power consumption, cost and size. TTPCom’s industry leading GPRS protocol stack enables users to make maximum use of the network capacity for the downloading of images and video. In addition, with tri-band functionality users of the TM150 will be able to roam seamlessly across all countries worldwide which utilise the GSM standard.

“We are delighted to work together again with Sharp Corporation and TTPCom on this innovative phone. The Sharp TM150 provides T-Mobile users with a wide variety of multimedia features,” said Christian Kermarrec, vice president of RF and wireless systems, Analog Devices, Inc. “Sharp’s engineers have taken full advantage of the SoftFone chipset’s flexibility and processing power, offering a rich feature set while providing 226 hours of standby time.”

“We’re particularly pleased to see Sharp expand on the success they’ve had in Europe with the launch of the exciting TM150 handset in the US. The GSM phone market is truly global and an increasing number of our Asian customers are launching products in Asia, Europe, Africa and now the US”, said Richard Walker, Managing Director of the Software Business Unit at TTPCom. “Over the past 2 years we have invested significant resources in establishing regional support teams who can assist our customers with the requirements of different carriers.”

About TTPCom Ltd.

Based in Cambridge, UK, TTPCom Ltd. is the principal operating subsidiary of TTP Communications plc (LSE: TTC). The company develops intellectual property used in the design and manufacture of wireless communication terminals and during 2003 over 20 million devices using TTPCom’s digital cellular technology were sold. TTPCom has established a world leading position with its GPRS, EDGE and 3G protocol software; offers rapid customisation of handsets through its AJAR applications framework; and for those manufacturers for whom a fast time to market is critical, TTPCom also offers complete handset and module designs. More information can be found on TTPCom’s website at:

About Analog Devices, Inc.

Analog Devices, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of precision high-performance integrated circuits used in analog and digital signal processing applications. ADI is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, and employs approximately 9,000 people worldwide. It has manufacturing facilities in Massachusetts, California, North Carolina, Ireland, and the Philippines. Analog Devices’ common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and ADI is included in the S&P 500 Index.

SoftFone is a registered trademark of Analog Devices, Inc.


Angela Manthorpe, TTPCom Limited, Melbourn Science Park, Cambridge Road, Melbourn, Royston, Herts, SG8 6HQ, United Kingdom. Tel: +44 (0) 1763 266266, Email:

Colleen Cronin

Analog Devices, Inc.

Tel: +1 (781) 937-1622


Allan Edwards

Neesham Public Relations

Tel: +44 (0) 1442 879222



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