Sequans powers new HTC WiMAX smartphone for KDDI Japan
Press release; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES [Friday 11 March 2011]
4G chipmaker Sequans has announced that it is the provider of the WiMAX chip inside the HTC EVO WiMAX smartphone that was announced in Japan on February 28 by KDDI and HTC.
Comprising Sequans' WiMAX technology, HTC's user interface, and Google's Android mobile OS, the HTC EVO is KDDI's first WiMAX-enabled smartphone. It is a modified version of the original HTC EVO 4G smartphone, also powered by Sequans, introduced in the US by Sprint in 2010.
The WiMAX chip inside the EVO is Sequans' SQN1210. The SQN1210 is highly optimized for mobile handsets, delivering baseband and triple band RF integrated in a single, 65nm die for ultra-low power consumption and ultra-high performance at a low cost, said the company. These innovations enable users to enjoy faster web browsing and smoother streaming media playback. The chip also features Sequans' patented dual transmit uplink technology, a technology pioneered by Sequans that can greatly improve coverage and performance.
The HTC EVO WiMAX will be available to consumers in Japan beginning in April.