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GCT Semiconductor and Ecrio Integrate VoLTE into Chipset Solution

Companies Collaborate to Commercialize VoLTE for 4G LTE Devices

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ecrio Inc., the leading provider of 4G LTE real time communications client software for the mobile industry and GCT Semiconductor Inc., a leading designer and supplier of advanced 4G mobile semiconductor solutions, extend their partnership to integrate Ecrio FlexIMS™ based VoLTE on GCT's 4G LTE Chipsets.

GCT's LTE solution, GDM7243, combines RF and baseband to offer a highly integrated chip, optimized to ensure high performance and lower power consumption to increase battery life.  GCT's chip delivers embedded VoLTE for devices such as smartphones, allowing ODMs to rapidly accelerate their VoLTE rollout.

Ecrio FlexIMS technology allows for the broadest coverage of real time communication end points (including smartphones, smartTVs, computers, CPE). It was designed to enable IMS services functions to be distributed between the Modem Processor and Application/Network Processors. RCS or Video Calling functions can now be incrementally integrated on an Application or Network Processor to add to VoLTE functionality implemented in the Modem Processor.  

"By embedding VoLTE onto our LTE chipset, we have created a turnkey VoLTE solution that will accelerate time-to-market and allow for easier integration into mobile devices such as smartphones," said Alex Sum, vice president of sales and marketing at GCT Semiconductor, Inc. "We are pleased to be working with Ecrio and leverage their VoLTE expertise, to offer a solution with high performance, high integration and low power consumption."

"We are pleased with the broad industry adoption of our FlexIMS technology and proud to join GCT in announcing this significant milestone," said Michel Gannage, Ecrio Founder and Chief Executive Officer. "Ecrio is committed to supporting GCT in integrating functionality needed to further accelerate VoLTE and advanced services deployments."

About GCT Semiconductor, Inc.

GCT Semiconductor is a leading fabless designer and supplier of advanced 4G LTE and WiMAX semiconductor solutions. GCT's market-proven LTE solutions, commercially available since 2010, have enabled fast and reliable LTE connectivity to over 15 commercial devices such as smartphones, tablets, ultrabooks, hotspots, USB dongles, routers, M2M applications, etc., for the world's top LTE carriers. GCT's system-on-chip solutions integrate radio frequency, baseband modem and digital signal processing functions, therefore offering complete 4G platform solutions with small form factors, low power consumption, high performance, high reliability and cost effectiveness. For more information, visit www.gctsemi.com

About Ecrio

Ecrio is the leading supplier of 4G/LTE real time communications client software and services solutions for the mobile industry. Ecrio offers a comprehensive suite of standards compliant (3GPP, GSMA) Communications Client Solutions including Messaging Solutions (SMS over LTE), Rich Communication Suite Solutions (RCS, RCS-e), Voice Solutions (IR.92 VoLTE - Voice over LTE) and Video Solutions (Video Sharing and IR.94 Video Calling). Built on the FlexIMSTM Architecture, Ecrio's Mobile Communications Client Suite (MCCS) functionalities can be distributed across the Baseband Processor and the Application Processor, yielding optimal media latency and lower power consumption. The MCCS has been deployed on more than 50 million handsets. Ecrio's customers include industry leading operators such as NTT DOCOMO, SK Telecom and Verizon Wireless, and leading device and chipset platform providers. For more information, please visit www.ecrio.com.

FlexIMS is a trademark of Ecrio Inc.

Media Contacts

Ecrio Inc.
Lina Martin
+1-408-973-7290
lmartin@ecrio.com

GCT Semiconductor Inc.
Alex Sum
VP of Sales and Marketing
Tel: +1.408.434.8022
Mobile: +1.408.835.9686
Email: alexsum@gctsemi.com

Simon Lee
Director of Product Marketing
Tel: +1.408.434.8039
Mobile: +1.408.497.6401
Email: sylee@gctsemi.com

SOURCE Ecrio Inc.

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