Beijing, China-based PTIC Capitel is using Agere's semiconductor and software system-level platform in the company's new C6088 and C6288 models, which Capitel started selling a few weeks ago to the Chinese market. China is one of the world's largest and fastest-growing GSM cell phone markets. The breakthrough models are approximately 30 percent smaller than a business card and weigh only 66 grams (about 2.4 ounces) each nearly 70 percent lighter than the mean weight of wireless handsets. Based on Agere's Sceptre® system-on-a-chip technology that uses the company's digital signal processor (DSP) 16000 architecture, the platform integrates microcontroller, mixed-signal, and a host of other technologies onto the DSP chip. The platform uses a highly integrated baseband with Agere's proven W3020 GSM radio-frequency chip and several chip developments to reduce overall component count.