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Ultra Low-Cost to Feature-Rich Handsets 2008-2010

Carrier Needs and Supplier Innovations for

Cost, Features, Power Management, Time-to-Market


Carrier Keynotes or Panel Members:

Alltel, BT, SK Telecom, Sprint/Nextel, T-Mobile,
TELUS Mobility, Verizon Wireless, Vodafone


Crowne Plaza

282 Almaden Blvd.

San Jose, CA  95113

Phone: 408-998-0400


April 25-27, 2006

San Jose, CA   USA



Organized byInternational Wireless Industry Consortium


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Moderated by:
Don Brown, Director, IWPC
Rene Douville, Technical Director, IWPC

Juha Jussila-Song, Senior Program Director


Workshop Background:


The IWPC has held 10 previous workshops on topics related to handset design, manufacturing, power management and supply chain relationships.


As we look into the future, the Carrier handset needs are ever more complex requiring deeper communications between the Carriers, OEMs and the entire handset supply chain.


While it may seem obvious that handset requirements range from the ultra-low cost to feature-rich there are MANY more business and technical variables to consider.


What are the balances and tradeoffs between costs, features, power management, innovation and market timing for future handsets, globally.


Workshop Goal:


The Goal of this workshop is to bring together the entire handset supply chain, including the Carriers, OEMs, ODMs/EMS’, sub-systems, components, materials, assembly and testing to have an open and frank dialog on the needs and the realities of meeting carrier needs.


The Carriers will outline their handset expectations for 2008-2010 and the suppliers will discuss how they propose to meet these needs.


The Carriers will get a clear understanding of what is possible.


And the Supply Chain will get a clearer understanding of which technologies need special development attention and should be considered for improvement.





Tuesday, April 25


Social Reception and Registration

At Hotel

Wednesday, April 26

7:00 AM

Registration and Breakfast


8:00 AM

Opening Remarks


8:20 AM

Self Introductions

Each person is asked to introduce him/herself and help us understand what they wish to learn and contribute to this event.

9:00 AM

Carrier Keynote Presentation

  • What do Operators see as the kinds of features their customers will want and be willing to pay for in the next 2-4 years?

  • What should the Handset Industry do to earn the Carrier's and Carrier's customers' business in the next 2-4 years?

  • How will the market be shared between the need for Ultra-low cost handsets and Feature-Rich handsets globally?

    • What feature sets need to be addressed?

    • Voice and SMS Only

    • Internet Access

    • Fixed-Mobile Convergence

    • Mobile TV – 1-2 way

    • Music

    • Email

    • Gaming

    • Location based services

    • Etc.

  • How important a role will security play in future handset development?

  • Standardization

    • Is there a role or value to the operator for hardware and software platform standardization (OMA, OMAPI, DigRF, OMTP etc.)?

    • What will be the impact on the supply chain?

  • What are the expected regional variations for the different feature sets?

    • North America

    • Europe

    • China

    • India

    • Korea

    • Japan

    • Latin America

  • Who do the Carriers prefer to have as their handset supplier and why?

    • Handset OEM?

    • Handset ODM?

    • Handset EMS?

    • Others?

  • How do the Carriers rate the importance of these characteristics, from Handset Suppliers?

    • Innovation

    • Cost

    • Power management

    • OS and Applications software stability

    • Security

    • Time to market

    • Size

    • Weight

    • Style

    • Others

  • Are carriers willing to communicate their Use Case Data to the Supply Chain to support future technology developments to meet the Future Carrier Requirements?

    • And if so, what form would this data be available in?

  • What can be done to reduce Time-to-Market?

  • What can Carriers do to help enable faster implementation of Innovations into handsets?

Handset Strategies:

Low-Cost to Feature-Rich Handsets

Mr. Stephen Ospalak

Director Subscriber Equipment

Telus Mobility



9:45 AM

Networking Break


10:15 AM

Panel - Carriers


Carriers have an opportunity to clarify their needs, requirements and views and will engage in a panel session where the audience is invited to ask questions and panelists will be given the opportunity to ask each other and the audience questions.

Panel Members Confirmed

  • AllTel

  • BT

  • SK Telecom

  • Sprint/Nextel

  • T-Mobile

  • TELUS Mobility

  • Verizon Wireless

  • Vodafone

12:00 PM

Networking Lunch



Enabling Technology Solutions to Meet Future Carrier Needs


Chip-Sets and Platforms Session

  • Single and Multi-Band and Multi-Mode Radios

  • Mobile Connectivity Radios (Bluetooth, WiFi, WiMax)

  • Fixed-Mobile Convergence Radio Solutions

  • What impact does standardization efforts such as DigRF have?

  • Antennas and dynamic matching

  • What impact do organizations such as OMTP, OMA have?

  • What impact does de facto standards such as OMAPI have?

  • Does one go with dedicated or general purpose processors?

  • Base-Band Architectures and flexibility

  • Memory types

  • Technology to implement Software Defined Radios

  • Increased Integration versus Modularization

    • Pros & Cons

    • Design Flexibility

    • Supply Chain Implications


The Anatomy and Challenges of Ultra-Low Cost and Feature Rich Handsets

Dr. Chuck Brown

Director, Handheld Strategic

Platform Planning



Giving Voice to the World: Pushing the Envelope on Handset Integration to Support Emerging Markets

Mr. Jay Srage

Worldwide Product Strategy Manager

Cellular Systems

Texas Instruments

Wireless Terminals Business Unit



Digital Base-band Architectures: Trading Off Flexibility, Cost, Power and Time to Market

Mr. Jorgen Krogh

Director, Business Development

Mobile Network Operators


Analog Devices


Software Radio for Handsets: Reducing Product Risk and Implementation Costs

Mr. John Rayfield

President & CEO

Morpho Technologies


DTx: A Novel Transmitter Technology for Multiband/Multimode Handsets:

Enabling Higher Efficiency, Lower Cost, Smaller Size and Shorter Time to Market

Mr. Mathias Merkler

Business Development/

Technical Marketing Manager

Tyco M/A COM



Networking Break



Enabling Technology Solutions to Meet Future Carrier Needs


Chip-Sets and Platforms Session


Handset RF Architectural Choices: From Low Cost to Feature-Rich

Dr. Peter Wright

Strategic Marketing Manager

TriQuint Semiconductor


Trade-Offs in the Handset Supply Chain: Finding the Right Balance Between Performance, Cost and Risk

Mr. Joe Adam

Vice President - Strategic Marketing




Enabling Technology Solutions to Meet Future Carrier Needs


Materials and Packaging

  • Questions to be addressed:

    • PCB substrates

    • Shielding

    • Device and System Level Packaging

    • Integration (System-on-Chip) vs. System-in-Package (SiP) vs. Flexibility

    • Size and Cost Reduction

Thermal Management Solutions for Feature-Rich Handsets

Mr. Mike Gilbert

Technical Applications Specialist



RF Module Assembly and Technology Integration Enabling Miniaturization

Mr. Eric Gongora

Director, SiP Products


Novel Architecture for Low Power/Feature-Rich Handset Radios

Mr. L. Pierre de Rochemont

Founder & Chairman

Giga Circuits







San Jose Style

Transportation provided to/from hotel/restaurant


Thursday, April 27


7:00 AM


At Hotel

8:00 AM

Handset OEMs Views on Meeting Carrier Needs and Future Supply Chain Relationships


  • What feature sets do OEMs  believe will emerge and be attractive for Carriers in the next 2-4 years?

  • How do OEMs view the requirements and roll-out of Ultra Low-Cost Handsets?

  • What is the balance between low costs and features?

  • What is needed to improve Handset Security?

  • How will OEMs address the cost and time to market requirements of Multi-Band/Multi-Mode radios?

    • Is there a future for Software Defined Radios to meet these multi-band radio requirements?

  • How will Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) impact future handsets?

  • What are the challenges for  reducing power consumption in handsets?

  • What is needed from the supply chain to reduce Time-to-Market?

    • Is there a role for standardization?

    • Collaboration

    • Other

  • How does “innovation” get communicated to/from carriers to handset OEMs / suppliers?


Presentation TBA

Mr. Jukka Kuusinen

Director, Technology Collaboration

Nokia Corporation


Introduction of Huawei Handset and Wireless Terminal

Mr. Roy Luo

Director, North American Region



Handset ODM/EMS’ Views on Meeting Carrier Needs and Future Supply Chain Relationships

  • How to contribute to lowering costs?

  • How to reduce Time-to-Market?

  • Views on how to speed up Testing

  • Standardization of Testing Interfaces

  • Design-for-Test (DFT)

  • Improving collaboration with Handset OEMs

  • Increased Automation

Ultra Low Cost Phones:
3G and Beyond

Dr. Folkert Wierda

Senior Business Development


Elcoteq SE


Ultra Low Cost: ODMs Go Beyond a Low Bill of Materials

Mr. Martin Fichter

Vice President,

Mobile Communications Technology



Networking Break




Confirmed Panel Members

  • Elcoteq

  • Flextronics

  • Haier

  • Huawei

  • Kyocera Wireless

  • Nokia

11:30 PM

Networking Lunch


12:30 PM

Enabling Technology Solutions to Meet Future Carrier Needs


Multi-Media Sub-Systems and User-Interface

  • Displays

  • Keypads

  • Cameras and Camera Modules

  • MP3 Players

  • TV Tuners/Demodulators

  • Others

Overcoming Critical Power Issues for Mobile TV and Feature-Rich Handsets

Mr. Tony Botzas

Director, System Applications

Clairvoyante, Inc


Enabling Discover, Access and Usage of Today's Mobile Services:

Dropping Barriers with Advanced Keypad Technologies

Mr. Mark Connon


Digit Wireless


1:20 PM

Enabling Technology Solutions to Meet Future Carrier Needs


Energy Sources and Power Management

  • How will the Power Management Technology keep up with the needs of Future Handsets?

  • Roadmaps of Power Sources

    • Chemical batteries

    • Fuel cells

  • How will Operating Systems help address the Power Management challenge?

  • What is the role of Handset Architecture in Reduction of Power Consumption?

Current and Future Applications of Dynamic Power Management

Mr. Michael Laflin

Marketing Director

Enpirion, Inc.


RF Integration for Improved Talk-Time

Mr. Joe Madden

Corporate Technology

Avago Technologies

2:10 PM

Enabling Technology Solutions to Meet Future Carrier Needs


Benefits of Multi-Antenna Signal Processing for Client Devices


Multi-Antenna Processing for Substantially Improved Coverage and Data Rates

Mr. David Ford

Handset Activity Manager


2:35 PM

Networking Break  

3:05 PM

Closing Panel with Carriers

  • Did this workshop meet the Carrier's expectations?

  • What can the IWPC do help move this process forward?


3:45 PM

Take-Aways and Closing Remarks


4:30 PM



7:00 PM

Dinner (Dutch *)


* = in this context, Dutch is a term which means that each person will be responsible for their own dinner costs.

For those who desire to join us, we get together to enjoy good friends, good food, good wine and [really] bad jokes.



Deadline for electronic version of handout materials: April 14, 2006



ALL Hosts, Speakers, Panel Members and Attendees will be asked to cover out of pocket workshop costs such as conference room costs, food (Social Reception plus First Day breakfast/lunch/dinner plus Second Day breakfast/lunch plus 4 Breaks), booklet copying, audio/visual costs, etc.


We estimate that these costs will be $796. (USD) per person. (For IWPC Members, only.)


ALL Hosts, Speakers, Panel Members and Attendees will be asked to pay this fee in advance with either Visa, Mastercard, American Express, cash, personal check or business check.


Make checks payable to IWPC.



Crowne Plaza
282 Almaden Blvd.
San Jose, CA  95113
Phone: 408-998-0400


Please contact the hotel directly for reservations. Mention the IWPC room block rate of $139.00 USD


Cut-off date for reservations is April 7, 2006.  After that date rooms cannot be guaranteed at the IWPC rate.



A Computer Projector will be available for the speakers.

In addition, we audiotape all presentations and the interactive discussions. Post workshop, presentations are made available to IWPC Members on the IWPC WEB site, along with “movies” of all presentations and panel sessions.



Business cards will be collected at the door from all attendees. We will make copies of these cards, which will be available to all who provided a business card.



Business casual suggested. No ties, please !!



IWPC prepares a handout binder with ALL presentation materials delivered to the IWPC on or before the deadline.


For ALL IWPC members:

All IWPC members are invited to submit a maximum of 4 pages of materials to include in this handout binder. These pages should NOT BE SALES MATERIALS. Rather, we suggest it contain technical information about your technology as it relates to the workshop topics.

For all companies who will be making a presentation at the Workshop:

You are invited to submit an advance copy of your presentation, complete with graphics and illustrations.

These materials will be copied and handed out at the workshop and included in the IWPC Web site.

Please submit these materials either by email, as a Word for Windows file, Power Point files or PDF files.


Please send electronic materials (any size file) to:


[email protected]


or by snail mail to:


600 Louis Drive, Suite 104

Warminster, PA 18974    USA


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