The chip that will make mobile phones cheaper
Texas Instruments has announced the release of a chip that will integrate the multiple functions of the mobile phone, until now dispersed on various chips inside the cell phone. This innovation would allow, from the outset, to decrease manufacturing costs, increase battery life, and make information transfers inside the mobile faster. Initially, a set of benefits that has made the number one in the market, Nokia, hastened to agree to incorporate this technology - which has come to be called Digital RF Processor (DRP) - to its future models. If it fulfills what it announces, Nokia would reaffirm its position as leader and maximum innovator in this increasingly competitive market, although its massive implementation is not expected until 2006.