GCT LTE single chip fully compatible with MBIM
BARCELONA, Spain — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 24, 2013 — GCT® Semiconductor, a leading designer and supplier of advanced 4G mobile semiconductor solutions, today announced that its LTE single chip delivers fast and reliable 4G LTE connectivity to LG Electronics’ new mobile ultrabook and tablet, based on Windows 8. GCT’s LTE single-chip is fully compatible with the USB-IF Mobile Broadband Interface Model (MBIM), allowing for easy integration into next-generation mobile computing devices. GCT’s solution, embedded into a Windows-8 certified mobile broadband modem, enables LTE connectivity in LG’s brand new Windows-8 line, including the 14” U460 ultrabook as well as the tab book ultra Z160, both currently available with LGU+.
“LG’s new ultrabook and tablet are great options for LGU+ customers looking for a powerful performance and sleek design that can take full advantage of LGU+’s new unlimited LTE data service plans,” said Hai Sung Lee, Based Service Development Unit, Vice President of LGU+. “We look forward to continuing to work with GCT in developing next-generation devices to address the growing LTE market.”
“Supporting Windows-8 and offering MBIM compatibility is a significant milestone for GCT as we continue to lead the way for mobile broadband connectivity,” said Alex Sum, vice-president of marketing and business development for GCT Semiconductor, Inc. “Having a plug-n-play solution available for a variety of notebooks and tablets will allow OEMs and ODMs to quickly and easily integrate our solution into their new devices, and offer fast and reliable 4G LTE connectivity.”
GCT continues to lead the development of LTE single-chips by offering solutions with ultra low power, small form factor and superior performance.
For more information, please visit GCT at Mobile World Congress this week, in meeting room 6MR16 in Hall 6.
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 chip for the 4G LTE and WiMAX markets. GCT was the first 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. For more information, visit www.gctsemi.com.