AGERE SYSTEMS RECEVIES COVETED “BEST partner” AWARD ON SAMSUNG PARTNERS’ DAY FOR FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR
Agere Systems (NYSE: AGR) today announced it has been named the recipient of the 2006 “Best Partner” Award by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., for the fourth consecutive year. The award, presented during Samsung’s recent Partners’ Day, is one of the most prestigious and coveted honors given to Samsung’s business partners.
Samsung Electronics, which shipped a total of 118 million handsets in 2006, solidifying its position as the number three vendor in the world*, chose its best suppliers based on a range of criteria such as innovation, cost effectiveness, product quality and delivery, and customer support.
Agere has consistently distinguished itself by providing outstanding feature-rich chip solutions and system-level expertise required to bring the best possible solutions to the mobile phone market,” said Jong-Yong Yun, Vice Chairman and CEO of Samsung Electronics. Agere consistently demonstrated a clear commitment and dedication to helping Samsung build on our success as a global leader in mobile phone quality and innovation.
“Agere is extremely proud to receive this award from Samsung Electronics for the fourth consecutive year,’’ said Richard Clemmer, President and CEO of Agere Systems. “Our mobile phone solutions deliver the flexibility and scalability that meet Samsung’s needs as they quickly introduce cost-effective multimedia mobile phones for multiple market segments. We look forward to working with Samsung as a strategic provider focused on creating the best value to the mobile phone market.
Agere Systems has been a major provider of GPRS and EDGE solutions to Samsung for several years.
About Agere Systems
Agere Systems is a global leader in semiconductors and software solutions for storage, mobility and networking markets. The company's products enable a broad range of services and capabilities, from cell phones, PCs and hard disk drives to the world's most sophisticated wireless and wireline networks. Agere's customers include top manufacturers of consumer electronics and communications and computing equipment. Agere works to transform the performance of networks and consumer electronics by integrating systems knowledge and leading technology that enable people to stay connected -- perfecting the connected lifestyle. For more information, visit the company’s web site at http://www.agere.com
*Source: IDC WW Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, February 2006
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