July 02, 2012
Ecrio Inc. today announced the signing of a commercial agreement with Renesas Mobile to license Ecrio's VoLTE Client Software. The client software will be embedded in Renesas Mobile's advanced LTE triple mode platforms enabling VoLTE Services based on the 3GPP IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) to be supported across Renesas Mobile platforms bringing operators a robust and proven voice solution for devices on LTE networks.
Based on the FlexIMSTM Architecture, Ecrio's Mobile Communication Client Suite (MCCS) has achieved successful certifications on multiple operator networks, and continues to be embedded in a range of upcoming mobile devices within the emerging 4G/LTE ecosystem. This unique architecture enables VoLTE, Video Calling and companion Rich Communication Suite (RCS) to be implemented with the flexibility to distribute functionalities across the LTE Baseband Processor and the Application Processor to meet low power consumption and latency requirements.
The Ecrio solution will be optimised and embedded in Renesas Mobile's highly-integrated LTE triple mode modem and smartphone platforms. These platforms are designed to meet the rapidly-growing demands for enhanced applications that take advantage of the power of 4G LTE Mobile Broadband networks. Renesas Mobile recently pioneered the MP5232, high-performance, scalable LTE triple mode smartphone platform, optimised to address the US$150-300 range device market. The MP5232is designed to enable OEMs to accelerate the creation and delivery of high volume LTE/HSPA+ capable smartphones, tablets and mobile Internet devices the industry requires to deliver the full potential of LTE.
"Ecrio's proven VoLTE IMS client software is a perfect enhancement for our market-leading LTE platforms" said Heikki Tenhunen, senior vice president of Renesas Mobile Corporation. "The combination of Ecrio's FlexIMS Architecture with our LTE triple mode chipsets offers OEMs a flexible commercial-grade and readily-available VoLTE platform for delivering a wide range of IMS-compliant devices and solutions driving the roll-out of these new services."
"This is a significant milestone in our relationship with Renesas Mobile," said Michel Gannage, Ecrio founder and CEO. "Ecrio is committed to working closely with Renesas Mobile and the growing 4G/LTE ecosystem, to integrate key functionality needed for accelerating VoLTE deployments."
Ecrio is the leading supplier of 4G/LTE real time communications client software and services for the mobile industry. Ecrio offers a comprehensive suite of standards compliant Communications Client Solutions including SIP/IMS Framework, Messaging (SMS over IMS), Rich Communication Suite (RCS, RCS-e), VoLTE and Video Calling (3GPP, GSMA IR.92, IR.94). Built on the FlexIMSTM Architecture, Ecrio's Mobile Communications Client Suite (MCCS) functionalities can be distributed across the Baseband Processor and the Application Processor, yielding optimal latency and power consumption. The MCCS has been deployed on more than 50 million handsets. Ecrio's customers include leading operators such as NTT DOCOMO, SK Telecom and Verizon Wireless, and leading device and chipset platform providers. For more information, please visit www.ecrio.com.
Renesas Mobile Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corporation and offers advanced and innovative products and services for mobile phones, car infotainment solutions, consumer electronics and industrial applications. Renesas Mobile's mission is to develop, productize and deliver communications centric semiconductor chipsets and complete hardware and software platforms built on these chipsets to meet the needs of our customers in these markets. Renesas Mobile Corporation provides complete cellular chipset platform solutions include powerful applications processors, leadership and industry reference cellular modems, highly integrated radio frequency devices, intelligent power management solutions, and the complete system and software expertise to develop flagship devices more rapidly. More information can be found at www.renesasmobile.com.