Siano and Borqs collaborate to produce ZTE's new OPhone

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
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Siano and Borqs Further Enhance Partnership

BEIJING — Siano Mobile Silicon, a leading supplier of mobile digital TV receiver chips, today announced that together with Borqs, they assisted ZTE in the launch of an exciting new model of the OPhone. The phone uses Borqs’ OPhone system supported by Siano’s SMS2186 CMMB receiver. This partnership indicates that Siano and Borqs, the two leading OPhone CMMB solutions providers, will continue to strengthen joint efforts towards accelerating the development of China’s smartphone market.

Further collaboration between Siano and Borqs is very beneficial for OPhone customers. Combining the two industry leaders’ unique expertise to support world-class mobile manufacturers, will provide Chinese end-users with a top of the line product and a new mobile experience.

Wang Yong, ZTE’s TD-SCDMA Terminal Division General Manager, said “2011 is ZTE’s ‘Year of the Smartphone’. Being an important partner between Siano and Borqs, I have full confidence in the market prospects for the joint product, OPhone U830.”

“Siano has established a reputation for innovation and performance in CMMB and we are excited about this partnership with them,” said Bob Li, Senior VP of Borqs. “The strategic relationship between Borqs and Siano will greatly accelerate the development of China’s Smartphone market.”

The OPhone model uses Borqs’ Linux-based open source smartphone OMS 2.5 platform. Combined with Siano’s CMMB receiver SMS2186, the ZTE OPhone aims at providing cost-efficient and high quality smartphone access to all China Mobile customers.

Wang Wei, Vice President and GM of Siano China said, “ZTE’s OPhone customers will have access to a superior product as a result of the Siano and Borqs partnership. Both companies have strong technical advantages and a solid reputation in the market.”

Launched in June 2011, the new ZTE OPhone U830 is now available with service from China Mobile throughout mainland China.