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ò NTT DoCoMo, Renesas Technology, a chip manufacturer, Fujitsu, Mitsubishi Electric and Sharp announced their forming an alliance that will jointly develop a platform for next-generation cellular phones that can be used overseas. The group aims to deploy the platform in handsets to be released in October 2007 and afterward. By sharing cell phone components such as communications chips and operating systems, they hope to stall development costs, with the five firms expected to shell out a total of about Ñ15 billion $127 million. Under the partnership, Renesas will be tasked with the development of the system chip for the platform while DoCoMo will provide telecommunications...
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