Thursday, June 3, 2010

FIC's Slate PC features Beceem's embedded 4G-WiMAX solution

2010 COMPUTEX TAIPEI, TAIWAN: First International Computer Inc. (FIC), a leader in the design and production of electronic devices, has launched its next-generation Slate PC product line with embedded 4G mobile broadband connectivity based on Beceem’s industry-leading BCSM250 4G-WiMAX single-chip solution.

The new FIC Slate PC, which is being launched at this year’s Computex show, is ushering in a new product line of ultra-connected FIC computing and entertainment platforms that are designed to take advantage of the rapidly growing global 4G footprint.

“FIC and 4G are a match made in heaven,” said Alex Dee, Vice President of Marketing for FIC. “FIC is a constant innovator in the computing and consumer electronics field, and being able to embed 4G connectivity into our state-of-the-art devices is going to be a key differentiator for our products. After careful evaluation of the different 4G product offerings and suppliers, we chose to align with Beceem given its industry-leading single-chip solution that will allow us to ship into the fast-growing 4G network footprint globally.

“In addition, we believe that Beceem’s upcoming BCS500 multi-mode 4G WiMAX/LTE chip would be ideal to allow us to build future Slate PCs that can seamlessly connect to the global 4G network footprint, independent of the underlying network being based on WiMAX or LTE.”

“FIC’s Slate PC is going to be a showstopper at Computex,” said Lars Johnsson, Vice President of Marketing for Beceem Communications. “Equipped with all the innovative features of a state-of-the-art computing platform, it is the embedded 4G mobile broadband capability that really sets it apart from other ‘PADs’ and Slates. We believe that FIC will be a key partner for Beceem with the capability and foresight to build industry-defining products. We are excited that FIC has recognized the unique performance and feature capabilities of our products and roadmap to become its long-term 4G connectivity partner.”

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