LAS VEGAS -- Today in Las Vegas, site of the World's largest consumer electronics show, ST-Ericsson, a world leader in wireless platforms and semiconductors, announced the world's fastest and lowest-power integrated LTE smartphone platform. The NovaThor(TM) L8580 ModAp is a multimode LTE-enabled integrated smartphone platform that includes a full connectivity suite and features an eQuad(TM)-powered application processor running at up to 2.5Ghz. The NovaThor L8580 will be available to sample in Q1 2013.
"At ST-Ericsson we are focused on delivering the best experience for the smartphone users of today. With eQuad we have chosen to innovate where it most benefits the user by making real world applications run significantly faster while at the same time ensuring ultra-low power consumption for devices that run cooler and last longer," said Didier Lamouche, President and CEO of ST-Ericsson. "Building on the architecture of our first generation NovaThor L8540 LTE ModAp announced last year, we believe our new platform represents a real industry breakthrough. It combines the most advanced technologies available, including STMicroelectronics' innovative 28nm FD-SOI process, to create an unrivalled blend of unsurpassed performance with unequalled power efficiency in an advanced LTE integrated ModAp."