Semiconductor, a leading designer and supplier of advanced 4G mobile
semiconductor solutions, today announced that it is collaborating with
NVIDIA to deliver a 4G LTE reference platform in a cost-effective
solution ideal for smartphones and tablets.
The platform is comprised of the NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 processor, the world’s
first quad-core mobile processor, and GCT’s proven LTE single-chip, GDM7240.
It represents a turnkey reference design for OEMs, which includes LTE
and 2G/3G connectivity with high performing multimedia browsing and fast
"GCT is one of the leading providers of LTE modem technology,” said
Michael Rayfield, General Manager of the Mobile business at NVIDIA.
“Bringing together their technology with Tegra 3 helps our partners
create quad-core LTE mobile devices that we believe will impress
customers with outstanding performance and longer battery life."
“Wireless operators are looking for the best mobile platform solution in
terms of speed, connectivity and application processor,” said Dr.
Kyeongho “KH” Lee, President and Chief Executive Officer of GCT
Semiconductor, Inc. “By combining NVIDIA’s excellent graphics and
display performance with GCT’s advanced LTE single-chip solution, we
believe we can provide a very attractive turnkey design for LTE
smartphones and tablets. We’re pleased to be working with NVIDIA to
advance the 4G ecosystem.”
The platform will enable OEM and ODMs to improve their time to market
with mobile devices that fully take advantage of Tegra 3’s powerful HD
video and console-quality gaming capabilities on 4G LTE networks.
The world’s first quad-core mobile processor for tablets and super
phones, Tegra 3 delivers up to 5x the performance of the first dual-core
processor, Tegra 2. Tegra 3 features a new patent-pending Variable SMP
(vSMP) architecture with a fifth lower-power “companion” core, a
PC-class CPU and 3X faster GPU with stereo 3D support to deliver a
compelling combination of high performance and extended battery life.
GCT’s GDM7240 is currently commercially deployed with leading LTE
operators in the U.S. and various other markets worldwide. GDM7240 is an
advanced LTE single-chip solution that is well suited to meet the
rapidly growing demand for higher data speed, higher mobility, enhanced
applications and global roaming.
About GCT Semiconductor, Inc.
GCT Semiconductor is a leading fabless designer and supplier of advanced
4G mobile solutions. GCT’s products are system-on-a-chip solutions that
integrate radio frequency, baseband modem and digital signal processing
functions onto a single die for the 4G LTE and WiMAX markets. GCT was
the first company to commercialize single-chip solutions for LTE and
WiMAX. GCT’s proprietary technology and system-level expertise enable it
to provide complete 4G platform solutions, which are differentiated by
their small form factors, low power consumption, high performance, high
reliability and cost effectiveness.
GCT Semiconductor, Inc.
Alex Sum, +1-408-434-8022
VP Marketing/Business Development
GCT Semiconductor, Inc.
Simon Lee, +1-408-434-8039
Director of 4G Global Marketing