Bluetooth is a standard for short-distance wireless communication between various types of devices. Philips and Plantronics will partner to create Bluetooth-enabled headsets for wireless communication with mobile phones, computers, and PDAs, according to a statement. The first headset should appear by the second quarter of 2001.
With this lineup of new products, Demuynck said his company should be able to deal with increasing competition.
"You will see competition coming from a lot of places, especially from people like Compaq and Intel," he said. "That was expected and is nothing new. I think we are quite capable with the expertise we have to keep our momentum going and maintain our market share as well."