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03/11/10RFID Handheld Power + Connectivity + Location = RTLS Data Capture
Convergence Systems Limited (CSL) launched a novel plug-in module that provides Quad Band EGSM connectivity as well as GPS location data with its CS501 GSM/GPS module.
02/16/10Union Hospital Launches Versus' Real-Time Locating System (RTLS)
Union Hospital in Terre Haute, IN expanded on this commitment by deploying enterprise asset tracking from Versus Technology, Inc. The Versus highly accurate Asset Management Solution helps Union Hospital to better manage equipment resources, including maintenance, storage and deployment.
02/15/10Airbus Selects Ubisense as a Strategic Real-Time Location Partner and Awards First Major Contract
Airbus selects Ubisense to extend the world's largest radio-frequency identification (RFID) enabled manufacturing initiative, with the addition of the Ubisense precise real-time location (RTLS) system at multiple Airbus facilities.
01/11/10American Apparel Boosts Sales, Customer Satisfaction and Employee Productivity With RFID Solution From Xterprise
Xterprise Incorporated announced American Apparel (AMEX: APP) has increased sales per store, inventory accuracy, customer satisfaction and associate productivity by deploying the Xterprise Clarity Advanced Retail Solution (ARS) system across 10 stores. American Apparel selected Xterprise based on the company's experience with large RFID deployments, unique item-level inventory management capabilities and the ability to scale to meet the volumes and complexities of a growing retail chain network.
12/31/09RFaxis Rocks Wireless Internet Access Markets Again With New Pure CMOS RF Front-End Platform
RFaxis unveiled its next-generation pure CMOS RF Front-end Integrated Circuits (RFeIC) platform to complement its current BiCMOS RFeIC platform used to enable its portfolio of fully integrated, single-chip, single-die RF front-end solutions.
12/30/09RFaxis Secures Multiple ZigBee Wireless Design Wins From GRT Technology
RFaxis announced that GRT Technology Co. Ltd has selected RFaxis' RFX2401 RF Front-end Integrated Circuit (RFeIC) for integration into its family of ZigBee solutions.
12/17/09Sierra Wireless Announces New Release of Machine to Machine (M2M) Studio Integrated Broadband Wireless Development Environment 
12/17/09Samarinda Aged Services Improves Its Operations and Resident Care Using AeroScout Safety and Asset Tracking Solutions
REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - December 16, 2009) - AeroScout , the leading provider of Unified Asset Visibility for the healthcare industry, today announced that Samarinda Aged Services in Ashburton, Australia, has implemented AeroScout's Resident Safety and Asset Tracking and Management
12/02/09Japan's Largest PFI Correctional Facility Deploys AeroScout Prisoner and Staff RFID Tracking Solution to Improve Prison Management
The Shimane facility encompasses 325,000 square meters, with almost 100,000 square meters of floor space, and so it requires the scalability, reliability and flexibility that the AeroScout solution delivers. AeroScout Wi-Fi Tags, Location Receivers, Exciters and Location Engine are integrated into a unified security management system, enabling prison officers to monitor the location of each inmate and compare it with their planned schedule of movements and activities for the day.
10/21/09Health Professions to Benefit Exponentially as Broadband Wireless Adoption Proliferates
The health care sector and small businesses will prosper the most from widespread implementation and use of wireless broadband, according to 'Broadband Wireless Information in Professional Markets 2009-2010,' the latest strategic market report released today from Simba Information, a leading media industry forecast and analysis firm.
10/20/09RFID TagSource to Distribute Tracient RFID Readers
RFID TagSource and Tracient Technologies announced they have signed a distribution agreement whereby RFID TagSource will distribute Tracient's RFID reader products in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
10/19/09WiMAX Growth in India Is Fueled by Outdoor CPEs From ICOMM and Beceem
Responding to the explosive potential for wireless broadband services in India, ICOMM Tele, a leading provider of telecom solutions for service providers in India, and Beceem Communications, a leading global provider of Mobile WiMAX chips, are announcing the commercial availability of their jointly developed portfolio of WiMAX modems for the India market.
10/13/09Universal Postal Union Specifies Alien Technology RFID Tags in High-Profile, Global Postal Application
In one of the world's most high-profile and relevant RFID postal applications, AIDA Centre and Alien team up to provide a complete solution for the Universal Postal Union's (UPU) 21 member country quality efficiency program.
10/01/09Mater Health Services Hits Key Milestones in Smart Hospital Broadband Wireless Tracking and Communications Strategy
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced that Mater Health Services , Queensland's largest not-for-profit hospital group, is making significant strides in achieving its Smart Hospital strategy with a roll-out of an expanded suite of business applications on its Cisco Medical-Grade Broadband Wireless Network across its seven ultra-modern hospitals.
09/25/09Micrel to Exhibit Innovative Fiber, Ethernet and Broadband Wireless Solutions and Reference Designs for Industrial Applications at Fall Embedded Systems Conference, Boston
Micrel Inc., (NASDAQ: MCRL) announced that it will be showing the industry's newest and most innovative high-performance, low-power, low-cost IC solutions at Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Boston. The show is being held at The Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA. Micrel's booth is No. 326. Micrel will showcase new products for fiber optic and Ethernet as well as demonstrate a broadband wireless networking reference design, targeting low-data rate applications, utilizing Micrel RF transceivers, Zilog Microcontrollers and based upon Micrel's MicrelNet "Star Cluster-of-Trees" wireless networking solution.
09/25/09WellSpan Health's York Hospital Drives Enterprise-Wide Operational Efficiency Using AeroScout's Wi-Fi-Based Asset Tracking and Management Solution
AeroScout announced that WellSpan Health's York Hospital has deployed AeroScout's Wi-Fi-based healthcare visibility solution. York Hospital's emergency, biomedical engineering and transportation departments are using the AeroScout solution to track critical medical equipment throughout the facility to ensure that staff can quickly locate required items. The solution and its time-saving benefits are proving to be especially valuable in the emergency department during peak hours by helping to increase efficiency while improving patient satisfaction, care and safety.
09/23/09Secura Key Selects Lantronix Broadband Wireless RFID Networking Solutions for Its Next-Generation Secure Entry Access Products
Lantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX) announced that Secura Key, a leading manufacturer of access control and radio-frequency identification (RFID) solutions, has deployed Lantronix' Xport and WiPort embedded networking servers into its latest access control panel systems. The implementation of Lantronix wired and wireless connectivity solutions eliminates design complexity by providing self-contained embedded networking systems, which enables Secura Key engineers to focus on their core competency of designing security products.
09/17/09Alien Technology Bolsters Higgs-3 TM RFID IC Security With Dynamic Authentication
Alien Technology announced its "Dynamic Authentication" -- yet another addition to its feature rich Higgs-3 RFID IC, further enhancing data integrity for security, brand protection, and authentication applications.
09/16/09AeroScout and Mine Site Technologies Announce Numerous Deployments for Tracking Personnel and Assets in Mines Across the Globe
AeroScout in a partnership with Mine Site Technologies (MST) announced that Newmont's Leeville Gold Mine has deployed AeroScout and MST's Wi-Fi RFID solutions for tracking workers, equipment and vehicles. The deployment highlights a period of strong global momentum for AeroScout and MST in the mining industry, as mining companies focus on improving safety and productivity.
09/08/09DecaWave Partners With Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) for Its RTLS Wireless Antenna Design Research Expertise
DecaWave the pioneering fabless semiconductor company has partnered with the Dublin Institute of Technology's Antenna & High Frequency Research Group (AHFR) for antenna design research expertise for its ground breaking broadband wireless ScenSor chip. The resulting antennas are optimised, but are fully customisable to client technologies and application needs and specifications. DecaWave's ScenSor has a wide range of standards-based applications for both Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) and Ultra Low Power Wireless Transceivers.
08/21/09Impinj Partners With The Coca-Cola Company on Revolutionary RFID Beverage Dispenser Inventory Tracking System
Leading UHF Gen 2 radio frequency identification (RFID) technology provider Impinj, Inc. announced a partnership with The Coca-Cola Company to provide critical RFID technology supporting its new Coca-Cola Freestyle beverage dispensing system.
08/17/09Alien Technology UHF RFID Inlays Top the Charts
Alien Technology is pleased to announce Top Ranking performance of its UHF RFID EPC Gen 2 inlays for the third consecutive year. Results are in for the 2009 European EPC Competence Center (EECC) UHF RFID inlay benchmark testing, and once again Alien Technology's RFID inlays have topped the charts.
08/06/09Precision Dynamics' RFID Wristband System Provides Cashless Guest Convenience at Newest Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, NC
The system starts at registration as adult guests are provided a Smart Band RFID wristband, which is embedded with a 13.56MHz RFID inlay. The automated wristbands provide secure, keyless entry into the family's hotel room, eliminating the need to carry hotel room keys or cards. Throughout the resort, RFID enabled point of sale (POS) workstations enable guests to easily make cashless payments with the RFID wristbands at food and beverage concessions, gift shops, and restaurants. Vending and token machines are also RFID enabled to allow cashless purchases with the wristbands.
08/03/09Intersil to Acquire Quellan, Creator of Q:ACTIVE High Performance Analog Signal Processing Technology
Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL) announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Quellan, Inc., a privately held leader in the design of high performance analog signal processing integrated circuits (ICs). Quellan's innovative Q:ACTIVE technology delivers unmatched signal integrity for improved system throughput and density with dramatically reduced power consumption.
07/29/09Awarepoint Expands Its Real-Time Location Solution (RTLS) at Jackson Health System
Awarepoint Corporation announced an expansion of its Real-time Awareness Solution (RTAS) at Jackson Health System, an integrated healthcare delivery system in Miami, Florida. The addition of Jackson North Medical Center and Jackson South Community Hospital brings the Jackson Health System enterprise asset management tracking deployment to 4,459,000 million square feet, securing this ZigBee-based RTLS installation as the biggest in U.S. healthcare. Awarepoint serves its U.S. hospital customers through a sales, distribution and service agreement with Skytron. Jackson Health System is governed by the Public Health Trust, a dedicated
07/09/09Alien Technology Secures RFID Garment Tracking Application With G&P Net of Italy
Alien Technology announced its newest million plus tag RFID garment tracking installation in Europe. Alien teamed with Aton to provide a complete end-to-end RFID traceability solution for leading apparel designer and manufacturer, G&P Net, the producer of brands such as GeoSpirit and Peuterey. G&P Net needed to control channel efficiencies and enhance supply chain visibility throughout Europe, so they approached Aton for a complete hardware and software solution.
07/08/09Giesecke & Devrient Delivers High Security Wireless RFID Enhanced Border Crossing Cards
Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) announced the issuance of an Enhanced Identification Card for Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI), and an Enhanced Driver's Licence for the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO). This is the beginning of a new, 10 year partnership with Manitoba Public Insurance and a continuation of the current partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.
07/06/09Skytron to Provide Broadband Wireless Real-Time Location (RFID) Solutions to Amerinet Members Nationwide
Skytron announced the addition of Skytron Asset Manager, powered by Awarepoint, to its Amerinet group purchasing organization supplier agreement. Amerinet's Total Spend Management Solutions offer margin improvement tools to providers to create new revenue streams and reduce expenses.
07/02/09New Avery Dennison Video Demonstrates How Item-Level RFID at American Apparel(R) Helped Achieve 99% Inventory Accuracy and a 14% Sales Increase
A new video that guides viewers through the innermost operations of American Apparel's item-level RFID inventory management system can now be accessed by apparel, retail and RFID professionals at (Photo: ) Titled RFID Case Study - American Apparel, the video is the first multimedia production that demonstrates how the largest apparel producer in the U.S. deployed item-level RFID to overcome inventory accuracy and replenishment challenges at selected retail stores, while appreciably increasing sales.
07/01/09Patent Pending Broadband Wireless Technology Poised to Displace Traditional RF Front-End Modules
RFaxis announced the availability of two new whitepapers titled, "RF Front-end Integrated Circuits" and "RFaxis System Noise Figure Enhancements: Significant Noise Figure and Sensitivity Improvements in 802.11, Bluetooth and Zigbee Systems." The papers examine the differences between RFaxis' patent pending RF Front-end Integrated Circuits (RFeICs) and conventional FEMs, and detail the advantages gained by using RFeICs, including significant system noise figure improvement, substantial power efficiency, increased bandwidth, and greater range.
07/01/09Reva Systems Introduces Software-Only Version of Industry Leading RFID Broadband Wireless TAP Appliance
Reva Systems announced the introduction of TAP-VM, a software-based virtual machine version of the Reva TAP appliance. The TAP-VM virtual appliance runs on any hardware that supports the VMware Server 2 platform.
06/30/09RFID Technology Tapped to Provide Worldwide Broadband Wireless "Gold" Standard for Art and Collectibles
Artfest International, Inc. (OTCBB: ARTI) is pleased to announce that the Company is in the process of establishing the worldwide "gold" standard for how art and collectibles are marketed, tracked, and valued through its RFID technology.
06/02/09Beceem & Couei Enabled Worldmax to Maximize the Performance of Its 3.5GHz Mobile WiMAX Network
Beceem Communications, a leading developer of Mobile WiMAX chips , and Couei, a leading provider of wireless test tool solutions, are jointly demonstrating how to maximize and mobilize WiMAX networks in the 3.5GHz spectrum.
06/02/09Sirit, eriginate Partner on Broadband Wireless Livestock Tracking Solution
Sirit Inc. (TSX: SI) announced its partnership with eriginate Corporation, a subsidiary of HerdStar, LLC and a global integrator of track, trace and monitoring solutions to the livestock food industry. eriginate will utilize Sirit's RFID tag and reader technology to support its comprehensive solutions developed for the livestock food market.
05/21/09ANADIGICS Launches New WiMAX 4G Power Amplifier to Drive Evolution From Fixed-Point to Mobile Services
ANADIGICS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANAD) launched one of the first mobile WiMAX 4G power amplifiers (PAs) developed for use in the 3.4-3.6 GHz spectrum adopted by broadband wireless service providers in Europe and South America. ANADIGICS, the leading developer of RF power amplifier technology for high-speed data communications, has differentiated the new AWM6433 by optimizing it for mobile WiMAX applications through the delivery of exceptional linearity and efficiency across all output power levels.
04/27/09Aptilo WiMAX AAA+ Core Now Compliant With the Latest WiMAX Forum NWG Prepaid and Hotlining Standards
Aptilo Networks extended its market leadership by announcing the important support for Prepaid and Hotlining according to The WiMAX Forum standards. The Aptilo WiMAX AAA+ Core is an integral part of the award-winning, pre-integrated Aptilo WiMAX CSN System for fast-track deployments as well as the Aptilo WiMAX AAA+ Server.
04/22/09Beceem Closes $20 Million in Broadband Wireless Financing and Accelerates WiMAX Product Developments
Beceem Communications announced that it has closed a strategic financing round that is providing the company with the capital needed to scale production and customer support as demand for its industry leading WiMAX chips is increasing around the world.
04/08/09Sierra Wireless Achieves Squeeze-Out Threshold in Subsequent Offering For Wavecom
Sierra Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) and Wavecom (Paris: AVM - NASDAQ: WVCM) announced that the results of the subsequent offering period of the all-cash tender offers for Wavecom shares were a success and allowed Sierra Wireless France, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sierra Wireless, Inc., to reach the squeeze-out threshold.
04/06/09Aruba Networks' Real-Time Broadband Wireless Location Systems Lower Costs by Leveraging Wi-Fi Infrastructure to Keep Tabs on Key Assets
Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN) announced three Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) that leverage customers' existing Aruba adaptive Wi-Fi network to lower deployment and operating costs. RTLS uses signal triangulation and propagation algorithms to locate the position of an asset, device or Wi-Fi tracking tag within a facility. Aruba offers an RTLS solution integrated into its AirWave Wireless Management Suite (AWMS), as well as interoperability with RTLS location-engines from AeroScout and Ekahau. Customers can select from among these three solutions based on required positioning accuracy and features.
03/26/09Ekahau Refines Wi-Fi RTLS Performance With New Broadband Wireless Location Beacon
Ekahau Inc. announced that it will make available a family of a small mobile battery-powered transmitters, called Ekahau location beacons, to further increase the location accuracy of its award-winning Wi-Fi RTLS solution. These beacons are designed to enhance system performance in areas that have poor Wi-Fi coverage but where location accuracy is mission critical.
03/26/09Magneti Marelli Selects Sierra Wireless Embedded Modules for Broadband Wireless Telematics Product for Fleet Management
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) announced that Magneti Marelli has selected Sierra Wireless mobile broadband embedded modules with EMConnect firmware features for integration into its telematics products developed for safety, entertainment and satellite navigation applications.
03/23/09Split Rock Resort & Golf Club Deploys Its Proximities RFID Water Park Customer Tracking Solution
Split Rock Resort & Golf Club selected Bartronics America, Inc. (BAI), to provide its Proximities RFID system solution for their H20ooohh Indoor Family Waterpark.
03/05/09ISSYS Awarded Patent for New Broadband Wireless, Multi-Parameter, Sensing Device and Network
Integrated Sensing Systems, Inc. (ISSYS) announced that the U.S. Patent Office has granted it a utility patent (US 7,483, 805) entitled "Sensing and Analysis System, Network and Method." Fifty claims were granted in this broad patent.
03/05/09Sierra Wireless Completes Acquisition of Wavecom's Broadband Wireless Chipsets
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) and Wavecom (NASDAQ: WVCM) confirmed that the cash payment to financial intermediaries for the ordinary shares and OCEANEs tendered into the offer launched in France by Sierra Wireless France, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sierra Wireless, Inc., occurred on February 27, 2009.
02/19/09New WiMAX Baseband SoC from Fujitsu Microelectronics Enables Smallest USB Adapters and Embedded Mini Cards for Mobile WiMAX Designs
Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA), a global leader in WiMAX SoC technology, today introduced its newest Mobile WiMAX baseband IC, a low-power, small- footprint device designed for the expanding mobile PC market.
02/16/09Atheros Delivers Industry-Leading WLAN Combined With Qualcomm's Bluetooth Connectivity for Advanced Broadband Wireless Mobile Handsets
Atheros Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHR) announced the availability of a connectivity solution combining Atheros' latest-generation AR6002 Radio-on-Chip for Mobile (ROCm) WLAN single-chip with Qualcomm's BTS4025 Bluetooth System-on-Chip (SoC) that supports EDR 2.1 with class 1.5 power. This combined solution delivers advanced system performance to OEMs and ODMs developing cellular phones based on any of Qualcomm's Mobile Station Modem& (MSM) chipsets for CDMA and WCDMA (UMTS), including multiple MSM product families.
01/16/09SkyeTek Launches New Compact 1-Watt UHF RFID Reader Modules
SkyeTek, Inc . announced availability of the SkyeModule™ M10 UHF reader module designed to deliver an industry-leading combination of high performance, low cost, and compact size. Leveraging SkyeTek's award-winning reader design expertise, the M10 delivers up to five meters of range and robust anti-collision performance in a package smaller than a typical business card. The M10 is available today with support for FCC regulatory mode and is adding support for the EU and select Asian countries in the coming months.
01/16/09Sierra Wireless Announces Opening of Cash Tender Offers to Acquire Wavecom in Friendly Deal
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) and Wavecom (NASDAQ: WVCM) announced the commencement of cash tender offers in France and the United States, by Sierra Wireless France SAS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sierra Wireless, for all outstanding shares (including shares represented by American Depository Shares ("ADSs") and OCEANE convertible bonds) of Wavecom.
01/08/09Atheros Demonstrates Broadband Wireless Chipset Connectivity Portfolio at CES 2009
Atheros Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHR) is demonstrating its industry-leading connectivity portfolio at the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Atheros' showcased technologies will demonstrate the company's commitment to providing customers in the PC, home networking and mobile markets with performance options that enable product differentiation, design features that enhance ease-of-use, and comprehensive solution sets that enable complete platforms.
12/27/08Broadband Wireless Chip Manufacturer Continues to Accelerate Growth -- Secures $10 Million in Fifth-Round Funding
Provigent, a leading provider of System-on-a-Chip (SoC) solutions for the Broadband Wireless Transmission market, announced today that it has closed a fifth-round of financing in the amount of $10 million. Lightspeed Venture Partners led this round of funding with a $10 million investment, joining Provigent's existing technology investors: Sequoia Capital, Pitango Venture Capital, Globespan Capital Partners, Magma Venture Partners, Ascend Technology Ventures, Delta Ventures, Stata Venture Partners, and Dr. Andrew Viterbi.
12/19/08Seamless Optichron DPD Development Tool Suite Covers 700 MHz to 3.7 GHz Broadband Wireless Transmitters
Optichron, Inc. announced availability of its suite of three integrated tools, including a common GUI to ease evaluation, development and migration to production for developers of radio transmitter cards using Optichron crest factor reduction (CFR) and digital pre-distortion (DPD) solutions.
12/08/08Uruguay Deploys Sirit IDentity 5100 RFID-Based Tolling System
Sirit Inc. (TSX: SI) announced that its IDentity 5100 readers and transponders have been selected for deployment on the only automated toll road in Uruguay. Corporacion Vial del Uruguay (CVU), a government agency responsible for overseeing Uruguay's National Highway Concession program, has finalized plans to upgrade the Toll Collection System in all of the toll plazas operating in Uruguay, selecting Sirit IDentity 5100 readers and transponders
11/17/08Sirit Announces European Certification for IDentity 5100 RFID Reader
Sirit Inc. (TSX: SI) announced during the ITS World Congress show in New York City, it has achieved European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) certification for its industry leading IDentity 5100 reader.
11/17/08Group Demonstrates 5.9GHz Broadband Wireless DSRC Packet Sniffer
Sirit Inc. (TSX: SI) announced during the ITS World Congress show in New York City that they will demonstrate a Dedicated Short Range Communications ("DSRC") Packet Sniffer at the ITS World Congress using the event's "11th Avenue Theatre" Vehicle Infrastructure Integration ("VII") technology demonstration area.
11/14/08Digi Releases First 802.11a/b/g Secure Embedded Networking Core Module
Digi International (Nasdaq: DGII ) introduced the ConnectCore Wi-9P 9215, the industry's first 802.11a/b/g embedded core module for secure wireless networking and integrated application processing.
11/14/08Fujitsu Microelectronics Provides Advanced 65nm RF CMOS Process Design Kit
Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) announced the availability of 65nm RF CMOS manufacturing services with the introduction of an advanced Process Design Kit (PDK) to enable first-pass silicon success. The RF CMOS platforms from Fujitsu are now available to customers in 90nm and 65nm nodes.
11/14/08Eye-Fi Unveils the 4GB Broadband Wireless Eye-Fi SD Memory Card Anniversary Edition
Eye-Fi Inc. announced a new, limited edition card -- the Eye-Fi Anniversary Edition -- to celebrate the one-year anniversary of its first wireless SD memory card for digital cameras. Eye-Fi also announced it has been chosen as one of Popular Science's 2008 "Best of What's New" award recipients.
11/04/08WiMedia Certifies First PHYs for High Band Operation, Paving the Way for Global UWB Adoption
The WiMedia Alliance announced the certification of the first three Ultra Wideband (UWB) physical layer chipsets (PHYs) to support the WiMedia Spectrum Extension Release (SER) announced in August. The chips from Alereon, Realtek and Staccato Communications support operation in Band Groups 1 and 3 (3.1 to 4.8GHz and 6.3 to 7.9GHz, respectively). The Alereon and Staccato chips also support operation in Band Group 6 (7.4 to 9.0GHz).
10/23/08Rautakesko Selects Ekahau RTLS for Retail Store Visitor Tracking
Ekahau Inc. announced that Rautakesko Ltd, a market leader in its operating area and the fifth biggest in do-it-yourself (DIY) business in Europe, has selected Ekahau Wi-Fi-based RTLS solution for retail store customer behavior analysis.
10/20/08Canadian Asked to Reject Enhanced Drivers Licenses with RFID Technology
Ontario's proposed enhanced driver's licences (EDLs) and enhanced photo ID cards are a waste of money, pose significant privacy risks, establish a de facto national ID card in Canada, and the province should cease all plans under the Photo Card Act (Bill 85) to introduce them, a coalition of privacy, consumer, civil liberties and civil society groups will tell Ontario's standing committee on general government today between 3:45 and 5 p.m. in Committee Room 228 at Queen's Park.
10/15/08Quantenna Says 802.11n Broadband Wireless Chipsets Deliver Guaranteed Bandwidth for High-Speed Internet Connections
Quantenna Communications, Inc. announced the world's first fully integrated 802.11n chipsets with 4x4 MIMO and transmit (Tx) beamforming, which are designed to deliver guaranteed wireless bandwidth within any home, anywhere. The Quantenna High Speed (QHS™) family of chipsets pioneers a new level of ultra reliability for delivering high-definition (HD) multimedia content over wireless networks.
10/13/0813.56 MHz RFID Reference Design Offers a True 64-bit Encryption Engine and Lower Host-side BOM
Atmel Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) announced its Keen+ reference design for the development of secure, 13.56 MHz logic-based, passive RFID, close proximity applications. The AT88SC-ADK2 Keen+ development kit includes Atmel's Crypto Evaluation Studio tool suite, an application development board, CryptoRF samples in both tag and smart card form, a USB cable, and a quick start guide.
10/13/08D-Link Selects Cavium Networks' OCTEON Processors for SMB 802.11n WLAN Solutions
Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM) announced that D-Link, an end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumers and business, has selected Cavium Networks' OCTEON MIPS64 processor family for use in its SMB wireless LAN (WLAN) Access Point (AP), DAP-2590.
10/03/08Sprint's XOHM Broadband Wireless Internet Service at Demonstrated at WiMAX Smart Home Exhibit
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) and Sprint (NYSE: S) offered a first taste of XOHM service to guests attending a WiMAX open house event last night at Chicago's famed Smart Home. The Smart Home was built using green building techniques, technology that manages home energy use, and is designed with the latest in communications technology in mind.
10/03/08Altair ALT2150 Mobile WiMAX Baseband Processor Wins Best of WiMAX 2008 Award
The annual awards recognize leaders in the development and deployment of WiMAX technologies. Nominations were open to exhibitors, sponsors and speakers of WiMAX World USA Conference and Expo, Sept. 30 -- Oct. 2 in Chicago, and selected by a judging panel of experts from the WiMAX community.
09/11/08MSHA Approves ActiveMine's RFID Wi-Fi Tags for Mining Operations
Active Control Technology Inc. (TSX-V:ACT) announced the first US federal regulatory approval of ActiveMine, the premier wireless communications and locating system for mines. The US Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has approved ActiveMine's RFID Wi-Fi Tags as intrinsically safe. The RFID Wi-Fi tags are a key component of the system that enable accurate and real-time tracking of people and assets and also offer auxiliary two-way messaging capability.
09/03/08Wavesat Announces Broadband Wireless Distribution Agreement with DigiPro to Deliver 4G Solutions in China and Taiwan
Wavesat announced a distribution agreement with DigiPro Technology Ltd. to meet the growing demand for Wavesat's Odyssey 8500 TM chipset and reference designs in the China and Taiwan. DigiPro will expand the Company's presence in the region while complementing existing channel relationships.
09/01/08Report Shows that RFID Tag Revenue Jumped 90%
A new report from Aberdeen shows RFID applications are going beyond "tag and ship." Advanced ID Corporation (OTCBB: AIDO ) is one of those companies building an innovative brand in RFID applications in pet ID and now tires.
08/07/08New Broadband Wireless Satellite and RFID Technology Being Developed to Track Fishing Gear and Save Whales
The University of New Hampshire's Zoology Department was awarded $48,000 to develop a system for remote, real-time tracking of fishing gear location. The system would use a radio frequency identification (RFID) scheme and global positioning system (GPS). If successful, this could provide substantial new information on fishing patterns--how much gear is set, when, and where. This could be used, for example, to improve measures that reduce gear in the places, and during the times, large whales are most likely to be present. The UNH team will partner with Blue Water Concepts of Maine to develop this innovative technology.
08/06/08802.11n IP Solution Covers Multiple MIMO Configurations (1x1, 2x2, 4x4)
Silvus Technologies, Inc., a leading wireless commercial supplier of semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) solutions for wireless applications, and Ittiam Systems, a recognized leader in digital signal processing systems in the media and communication IP market, today announced the availability of an expanded line of PHY/MAC 802.11n IP solutions, which now covers multiple MIMO configurations (1x1, 2x2, 4x4).
08/05/084G Mobile Data to be Driven by WiMAX and LTE Embedded Systems Report Finds
A major push to include embedded 4G technologies in a wide range of mobile and consumer devices will create a built-in market for anticipated 4G services such as mobile WiMax and LTE, but it also will force some fundamental changes in the mobile industry ecosystem, particularly in the relationships between network operators and device suppliers, according to a recent research report.
07/24/08RFID Technology Provides Easy Scans for Season Ski Pass Holders at Vail Colorado Resort
Intermec Inc. (NYSE:IN) announced that its CN3 mobile computers with IP30 handheld RFID readers have been chosen by Vail Resorts, the premier mountain resort company in the world and a leader in luxury destination-based travel at iconic locations, for its 2008-2009 season ski passes at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Heavenly.
07/24/08New 802.11n SoC is Among the First Devices Certified for Voice-Over-Wi-Fi Applications
Redpine Signals, Inc., a leading developer of ultra low power multi-standard OFDM and MIMO silicon-based solutions, today announced the successful certification of its ultra low power Lite-Fi 802.11n SoC for Voice-Personal, the Wi-Fi Alliance's newest certification program for ensuring the delivery of good voice quality over a Wi-Fi link. Redpine's RS9110 Lite-Fi device enables a new generation of Wi-Fi based VoIP phones that will make available the advantages of 802.11n connectivity at a cost similar to or less than those that use conventional 802.11b/g connectivity.
07/17/08Reva Systems Extends TAP Performance Range and Unlocks the Mystery of RFID Tag Direction
Reva Systems, a leading RFID network infrastructure provider, announced the general availability of its new Tag Acquisition Processor (TAP) appliance, the TAP 721, and the simultaneous release of software version 2.3 for all TAP models. The Reva TAP 721 brings cost effective RFID network infrastructure to facilities operating up to 1,024 read-points per site. The new software release contains customer-driven enhancements that deliver improved management tools, modeling capabilities and data processing.
07/17/08MIPS32 74K Core Featured in Broadcom's New Family of Single-Chip WLAN Router Solutions
MIPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MIPS) announced that its superscalar MIPS32 74K processor core is part of the new family of Intensi-fi XLR 802.11n wireless LAN (WLAN) chipsets from Broadcom Corporation. The new Broadcom solutions provide a single platform for building single- and dual-band 802.11n routers with distinct feature sets and price points. The embedded 74K core helps maintain data rates of up to 300Mbps in each band and supports Broadcom's other features that provide Wi-Fi users with the best possible multimedia experience throughout their homes.
06/23/08LSTI Seeks to Finalize LTE Technology Chipset Features by the End of 2008
The LTE SAE Trial Initiative (LSTI), a global group of LTE equipment vendors and operators, has outlined plans for cross-vendor device to network interoperability testing of LTE. With this testing, LSTI is fostering the development of a global LTE ecosystem that will include a wide range of LTE devices that will function consistently on all LTE networks worldwide. This will mean that consumers have the prospect of super-fast wireless broadband coverage no matter where on the globe they roam or what type of device they prefer.
06/23/08Lattice Enhances Its Wireless Base Station Solutions Portfolio
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC ) announced the availability of three new Intellectual Property (IP) core and reference design products targeting the wireless communications market. The products include RF/IF processing functionality, as well as upgraded support for industry-standard base station connectivity protocols. The designs are optimized to run on the LatticeECP2M FPGA family in order to provide complete, low-cost wireless base station solutions.
06/23/08Aeris and Kyocera Wireless Introduce Early Adopter Program with Free Developer Network Access for Machine to Machine (M2M) Applications
Aeris Communications, a leading wireless communications service provider dedicated exclusively to the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and telematics marketplace across North America, and Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of wireless handsets, devices and embedded machine-to-machine modules, jointly announced the launch of the Kyocera Early Adopter Program for Aeris.
06/09/08Compal Communications Selects Wavesat's 4G Broadband Chipset for its Mobile WiMAX Product Line
Wavesat, a leading supplier of Broadband Wireless semiconductor solutions, today announced that Compal Communications, Inc. (CCI), a leading ODM for handheld devices, has selected Wavesat to co-develop products for its Mobile WiMAX product line, starting with a USB Dongle. The collaboration between the two companies will leverage Wavesat's multimode Odyssey 8500 4G Broadband chipset, providing access to multiple broadband wireless technologies including WiMAX Wave2, XG-PHS, WiFi and seamless migration to LTE.
06/06/08Cree Introduces Industry's First GaN HEMT Products for Use in 5 GHz WiMAX Applications
Cree, Inc (Nasdaq:CREE) announces the sample release of two breakthrough gallium nitride (GaN) HEMT transistors for use in WiMAX applications covering the 4.9 to 5.8GHz frequency band. The new transistors, CGH55015F and CGH55030F, are the first released GaN HEMT WiMAX products specified to operate at up to 5.8 GHz, a performance level that further demonstrates Cree's leadership in GaN technology.
06/04/08Ralink Announces Wi-Fi 802.11n Broadband Wireless Solutions for Next-Generation Notebooks
Ralink Technology, a leading developer of 802.11x broadband wireless chipsets, announced two new PCIe interface chipsets that support the next-generation AMD notebook platform. These chipsets are designed to take maximum advantage of the wireless connectivity and overall system performance improvements inherent in the new AMD platform, as well as the new AMD Turion X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile Processor.
06/03/08Atheros Introduces First Single-board, Dual-radio Router Platform Featuring Single-chip 802.11n Broadband Wireless Technology
Atheros Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATHR) announced the XSPAN AR9002AP, the industry's first single-board, dual-radio router platform featuring single-chip 802.11n technology. The AR9002AP platform provides up to 600 Mbps of wireless networking capacity to support the growing number of devices on the home network-simultaneously.
05/27/08Gilder/Forbes Telecosm Conference Taps Provigent Chairman to Speak on Broadband Wireless Communication
Provigent, a leading provider of System-on-a-Chip (SoC) solutions for the broadband wireless transmission market, announced that Eli Harry, Provigent Chairman will present at the 12th Annual Gilder/Forbes Telecosm Conference held this week at The Sagamore Resort in Lake George, New York. Eli Harry will speak in the "Broadband Wireless: High-speed communication through integrated wireless solutions" session on Thursday, May 29, 2008.
05/20/08Wavesat Introduces Industry Leading Multimode Architecture Enabling WiMAX, WiFi and Future 4G Technologies
Wavesat, a leading supplier of Broadband Wireless semiconductor solutions, introduced its new family of 4G Broadband Wireless chipset named Odyssey TM , with a unique flexible, multimode 4G architecture enabling WiMAX Wave2, WiFi, XG-PHS and seamless migration to future 4G technologies such as LTE.
05/06/08Predicting the Future Triumph of Clearwire's $14 Billion Broadband Wireless Network
Clearwire (NASDAQ: CLWR) and Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S) announced Wednesday that the companies will combine their broadband wireless units to create a $14.55 billion mobile wireless communications company to provide internet access, phone service, movies, games and a variety of other broadband wireless data services. The new company, which will retain Clearwire's name, will continue developing a mobile network based on WiMax technology, which promises much faster speeds than the latest 3g cellular networks.
04/15/08Accton Integrates WiFi and Digital Networking with Audio Equipment
Accton Technology (TAIEX: 2345) is proud to announce the availability of its Internet radio modules, integrating WiFi, Ethernet, and multimedia capabilities into one module. This enables radio and audio equipment manufacturers to upgrade their devices to support multimedia and Internet radio functions an electronic BOM cost approaching USD $15 (note) per module.
04/15/08Las Vegas Casinos Utilize RFID to Track Millions of Dollars in Chips and High-Profile Guests
Video poker machines aren't the only high-tech applications in casinos. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology is becoming increasingly more widespread in the gaming industry.
04/08/08Atmel and Melexis Introduce a Highly Secure Cryptographic RFID Development Kit
Atmel Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) and Melexis Microelectronic Integrated Systems N.V. (Euronext Brussels: MELE) announced their innovative development kit, Yuma+, for contactless, highly secure RFID transactions. The Yuma+ solution is based on Atmel's secure CryptoRF(R) chips, with 64-bit embedded cryptographic engines. Atmel's AVR microcontroller and the Melexis MLX90121 reader IC.
04/07/08Icera to Acquire Sirific Wireless for Radio Frequency (RF) CMOS Technology
Icera Inc., a leader in software defined wireless modem chipsets, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to merge with Sirific Wireless, a fabless semiconductor company specializing in advanced CMOS RF transceivers. This will enable Icera to deliver a complete chipset solution for the mobile broadband market, which industry analysts expect to grow from just 90 million subscribers today to 1.3 billion by 2012.
04/01/08SiGe Semiconductor Reports 2007 Revenues of US $69 Million
SiGe Semiconductor reported that revenues for 2007 were US $69 million, an increase of 40 percent year-over-year. Sales were fueled by the growing demand for SiGe's radio front-end integrated circuits (ICs) and modules, which enable the next generation of wireless computing, home entertainment and mobile applications.
03/17/08Altair Semiconductor Announces an Ultra Low-Power Mobile WiMAX Processor
MIPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MIPS) announced that Altair Semiconductor, a fabless chip company developing the world's most advanced mobile WiMAX semiconductors for handheld devices, has integrated MIPS processor and analog IP in its new ALT2150 mobile WiMAX baseband processor. The ALT2150 is the first baseband processor optimized for handheld devices, combining ultra-low power consumption, low cost and the smallest footprint.
03/11/08Altair Semiconductor Unveils Power-Efficient Mobile WiMAX Processor for Broadband Wireless Handheld Devices
Altair Semiconductor, a fabless chip company developing an advanced mobile WiMAX semiconductors for handheld devices, announced the release of the ALT2150 mobile WiMAX baseband processor to leading handheld device and module manufacturers. The ALT2150, a small and power-efficient mobile WiMAX processor, implements full WiMAX Forum Wave-2 physical (PHY) Layer and Media Access Control (MAC) functionality, and offers substantial performance enhancements beyond this profile.
03/07/08SonicsWM Simplifies System on Chip Designs for WiMax Broadband Wireless Applications
Sonics Inc. announced SonicsWM, a family of integrated SMART Interconnect solutions ideally suited for SoC designs that incorporate WiMax. SonicsWM enables customers to leverage a configurable platform to meet the rapidly-changing requirements of the WiMax market while reducing SoC development costs and improving time-to-market. Resulting SoCs offer numerous advantages including higher performance, lower power, IP re-use and simplified software architecture.
03/07/08Beceem's Broadband Wireless Chipset Solution Delivers Seamless Mobility to Mobile WiMAX Devices
Beceem Communications announced the selection of its latest chipset for mobile WiMAX devices as one of the chipsets that broadband pioneer Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ: CLWR) is working with for its mobile WiMAX trial in Portland, Oregon. Beceem ' s leading chipset solution is powering a family of PC peripheral WiMAX devices to provide a true mobile broadband Internet experience on laptop computers.
03/04/08Ultrawideband Broadband Wireless Chipset Manufacturer Secures $24 Million in Funding
Wisair, a leading provider of single-chip based Ultra Wideband (UWB) and Wireless USB (WUSB) solutions, announced that it has secured $24 million in its latest round of funding. The financing included four new international investors and was led by Susquehanna Growth Equity (SGE), a US-based private equity fund investing in growth capital and late stage venture opportunities. SGE was joined by European-based Advent Venture Partners, Bridge Capital Fund of Japan (an affiliate of Nikko Antfactory), and Yasuda Ventures. Existing Wisair investors also participated, and included Apax Partners, Broadcom, Intel Capital, Vertex, and Zisapel brothers from the RAD group.
02/25/08Ekahau Increases Power of Wi-Fi RTLS Positioning Engine
Ekahau Inc. announced the immediate availability of Ekahau Positioning Engine (EPE) 4.2, which improves the solution's ability to deliver unmatched, standards-based location accuracy, speed and savings to the Wi-Fi based RTLS market and application developers. EPE 4.2 is the foundation for Ekahau RTLS, the only comprehensive turn-key RTLS system that can be installed over any brand or generation of Wi-Fi infrastructure. Ekahau RTLS is a software solution that supports location tracking with room-level or better accuracy using only the existing Wi-Fi network. It does not require additional chokepoints, UWB antennas or other proprietary infrastructure, as is the case with many other RTLS systems.
02/20/08Vubiq Announces First 60 GHz Integrated Radio on a Chip - Smaller Than a Dime
Vubiq, Inc. announced the availability of its 60 GHz integrated radio solution, enabling commercial, government, and academic institutions to utilize the unlicensed 57-64 GHz band for application development. Vubiq's tiny radio modules (patent pending), packaged in a 10mm BGA, combine 60 GHz transmitters and receivers with integrated antennas, and are available in a cost-effective development system.
02/14/08Vimicro Launches Mobile Linux-Based Open Platform
Vimicro Corporation (Nasdaq: VIMC) announced the launch of its most recent open mobile platform, Vinno-III-Linux, based on the Linux operating system, and the addition of two new Vimicro Mobile Multimedia Processors, the VC0848 and VC0878, to the company's product line when attending Mobile World Congress 2008 in Barcelona, Spain.
02/14/08Agilent Technologies and Runcom Technologies to Collaborate on Wave 2 Mobile WiMAX Broadband Wireless Protocol Testing
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) and Runcom Technologies Ltd. announced they will extend their WiMAX collaboration to include Mobile WiMAX Wave 2 Protocol Test. All WiMAX devices must undergo protocol conformance test (PCT) to become certified for use. To realize the promise of interoperability, the WiMAX industry relies on traceable and effective protocol test solutions. The assurance of interoperability between WiMAX reference designs and protocol test equipment creates customer confidence and enables industry growth.
02/09/08Anite Selected by All Major Mobile WiMAX Chipset Developers for Broadband Wireless Protocol Testing
Anite announced that it has been selected by all of the leading Mobile WiMAX chipset developers and vendors for protocol testing. According to the company, customers deploy Anite's Protocol Conformance Toolset and Base Station Emulator to quicken the development of their WiMAX chipsets and ensure conformity to the WiMAX Forum's certification requirements.
02/08/08Wavecom Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results
Wavecom S.A. (Paris:AVM) (NASDAQ:WVCM) announced financial results for its fourth quarter and full year 2007 ending December 31, 2007. Ron Black, Wavecom Chief Executive Officer, commented, " During 2007 we continued to deliver on our promise of operating a very profitable business, which is demonstrated by our 10% operating margin on a non-GAAP basis for the full year, compared to a 6% operating margin on a non-GAAP basis in 2006."
02/08/08Sandbridge Technologies Demos LTE at Mobile World Congress 08 in Barcelona
Sandbridge Technologies, a cutting edge fabless semiconductor company developing multi-mode baseband/multimedia processors for low-cost advanced mobile data devices, announced today that it will showcase an LTE UE implementation based on it's SB3000(R) series SOC platform during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
02/04/08WirelessLogix Partners With Sequans for CDMA Test Tools
WirelessLogix Inc. and Sequans have established a partnership designed to integrate Sequans' Mobile WiMAX chips into the WirelessLogix XCAL-X and XCAP-X WiMAX tools suite. This new chip integration will provide end users with the ability to test Sequans-based devices using WirelessLogix' XCAL-X real-time data collection and analysis tool.
01/23/08New 802.11a/b/g/n Broadband Wireless RF Front-End Modules Providing All the Functionality Required between the Transceiver and the Antenna in Dual-Band Wi-Fi systems
SiGe Semiconductor, Inc. announced two radio frequency (RF) front- end modules featuring performance that will enable new wireless multimedia services in client access applications including game consoles, desktop and laptop computers, and home access points.
01/18/08picoChip Introduces Femtocell Reference Design that Supports TD-SCDMA, HSPA and WiMAX
picoChip announced today the PC8808 TD-SCDMA femtocell reference design, the first to support this standard. Femtocells (or 3G access points) are low-cost basestations optimized for deployment inside buildings to improve coverage and data rates.
01/08/08Zensys Announces Most Advanced RF System-on-Chip for Broadband Wireless Home Control Applications
Zensys announced the launch of its fourth generation Z-Wave single chip for Broadband Wireless Unified Home Control, the ZW0401, which is the ideal wireless RF control platform for unifying all AV and Home Control devices in an interoperable home network.
01/08/08Atheros Demonstrates Expanded Broadband Wireless Technology Portfolio
Atheros Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATHR) announced it is demonstrating its broadly expanded technology portfolio at the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at its booth at the LVCC, South Hall 4, #35349. The company's technology momentum is intersecting the rapidly expanding demand for converged networking, computing and entertainment in an array of fixed and mobile devices.
01/07/08Westinghouse Digital and Pulse-LINK Unveil the World's First Ultrawideband Broadband Wireless HDTV at CES 2008
Westinghouse Digital Electronics, one of the top five LCD manufacturers in the U.S.(a), and Pulse ~ LINK, Inc., the UWB semiconductor performance leader, today introduced the world ' s first fully integrated wireless HDTV. The High Definition LCD TV, featuring Pulse ~ LINK ' s integrated CWave UWB Wireless HDMI technology, will be on display for the first time at the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 7-10.
01/04/08Ralink Introduces Two 802.11n Single Chips, the Ultra-Low Power RT3080 and Smallest USB RT3070
Ralink Technology Corporation, a leading developer of 802.11 chipsets, announced its new 802.11n single chips. The RT3080, which enables Wi-Fi in handheld/mobile devices and the RT3070, the industry's smallest 802.11n USB single chip for PCs, AP/Routers and client devices.
01/01/08Ubicom Delivers 2.5 Million 802.11n-Compliant Chips for Wireless Home Routers Within Calendar Year 2007
Ubicom, Inc. has delivered more than two and a half million StreamEngine family processors in 2007, confirming that the transition to the 802.11n draft 2.0 standard is well underway.
12/18/07Atheros New 802.11n Single-Chip to Deliver Dual-Band Wi-Fi in Multimedia Home Gateways
Atheros Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATHR) announced two single-chip 802.11n solutions developed expressly for the carrier gateway market. The new dual-band, 2.4GHz/5GHz, AR9220 and single-band, 2.4GHz AR9223 PCI designs join the comprehensive Atheros XSPAN family, the world's most widely adopted draft 802.11n Wi-Fi solutions. These latest 802.11n designs provide reliable, market-proven performance at price points that allow carriers to broadly deploy home gateways capable of supporting data, voice and video on a single wireless network. They are the second implementation of Atheros' new single-chip 11n design which follows last month's introduction of the company's half-mini card for PCI Express (PCIe), the world's most integrated, compact 802.11n solution for PCs.
12/13/07Beceem Claims Major Technical Milestone Achieved with Sprint's WiMAX Wireless Broadband Network
Beceem Communications announced the completion of the first major milestone of Mobile WiMAX equipment initial interoperability testing performed between Beceem's chipset and Sprint's WiMAX infrastructure as part of the Sprint Mobile WiMAX device launch preparations.
11/27/07Sequans WiMAX Wave 2 Technology Embedded in USB dongles, ExpressCards, Modems and other Broadband Wireless Internet Access Devices
SEQUANS Communications announced that USI (Universal Scientific Industrial) is using Sequans chips as some of its solutions to manufacture Mobile WiMAX end user devices and SIP-based (system-in-package) modules. USI has been manufacturing WiMAX devices since 2004, and has special expertise in wireless SIP module technology, for which it has recently won a national invention and creation award from the Taiwan government.
11/19/07Broadcom Announces New $1 Billion Share Repurchase Program
Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM ) announced that at its regular quarterly meeting yesterday the company's Board of Directors authorized a new program to repurchase shares of Broadcom's Class A common stock having an aggregate value of up to $1.0 billion, depending on market conditions and other factors. Repurchases under the program may be made from time to time at any time during the period commencing November 19, 2007 and extending through and including December 31, 2008.
11/12/07Single-Chip 802.11n Broadband Wireless Solution Now Available from Atheros
Atheros Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATHR) announced the world's most integrated, most compact, single-chip 802.11n solutions for the PC market. The new dual-band AR9280 and single-band AR9281 PCI Express (PCIe) designs join the Atheros XSPAN family, the most widely adopted draft 802.11n Wi-Fi technology worldwide. Both have been expressly designed to satisfy the requirements of PC OEMs focused on delivering the high-performance benefits of 802.11n in mainstream consumer and enterprise notebook platforms.
11/07/07Next-Phase Roll-out of AbsoluteSKY's intelliTRACKER Inventory Tracking System Planned
AbsoluteSKY, Inc. (Pink Sheets:ABSY) disclosed that following several months of successful in-store operation, the Company's RFID-based intelliTRACKER product suite at a major customer location, a contract for deployment of the system into additional stores is expected shortly.
11/06/07Thin Film/Printable Batteries Market to Reach $5.6 Billion by 2015 According to New NanoMarkets Report
According to a newly released report from NanoMarkets, an industry analyst firm based here, the value of the thin-film and printed battery market will reach $5.6 billion by 2015. The report, "Thin Film and Printed Battery Markets" is the next in NanoMarkets' ongoing series that covers the emerging markets for thin film, organic and printable electronics.
11/06/07Rohde & Schwarz and Beceem Improve WiMAX Radio Testing
Beceem, a leading Mobile WiMAX terminal chipset developer, and Rohde & Schwarz, a world wide leader in test and measurement equipment, have teamed up to enable best-in-WiMAX RF performance test solutions for the WiMAX ecosystem.
10/23/07WiMAX Chipsets Now Ready for Microsoft Windows Vista
GCT Semiconductor announced it validated its current WiMAX chipsets product portfolio on Windows Vista. Windows Vista WHQL signed drivers are ready for all current GCT WiMAX chipsets. In addition, all future GCT WiMAX chipsets will ship ready for Windows Vista.
10/23/07Richardson Electronics Expands Broadband Distribution Agreement with Wavecom to Reach Key Markets in Americas
Richardson Electronics (NASDAQ: RELL) announced the extension of its distribution agreement with Wavecom SA to include North and South America. The strategic partnership will expand Richardson's distribution of Wavecom's Wireless CPU products and wireless communications solutions.
10/23/07Jasper Wireless, Telit Wireless Solutions Expand Reach of Next-Generation Broadband Wireless Machine-to-Machine Connections
Expanding the reach of the next generation of machine connections and control, Jasper Wireless, a licensed global machine-to-machine (M2M) mobile operator, and Telit Wireless Solutions, a leading machine-to-machine (m2m) communications device manufacturer, announced a partnership agreement.
10/15/07Key ASIC and RedDot Wireless to Co-Operate in the Development of Advanced Wi-Fi Solutions
Key ASIC and RedDot Wireless, Inc. have entered into a Collaboration Agreement to provide wireless solutions for consumer and computing applications. Under this Collaboration Agreement, Key ASIC will provide certain semiconductor IP's, optimized complete chip implementation, and manufacturing of the products. RedDot Wireless will provide its wireless IP and system expertise for the products. Included in this cooperation, Key ASIC obtains the rights to use RedDot's 802.11 a/b/g baseband IP for its ASIC business.
10/12/07Lyrtech Launches Its Third-Generation MIMO Broadband Wireless Solutions
Lyrtech Inc. (TSX-V: LYT) announced the launch of its third generation of MIMO (Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output) solutions. These solutions are the most scalable and integrated on the market, allowing developers to prototype MIMO applications more quickly than ever before.
10/12/07Freescale Development Platform Speeds Creation of LTE Base Station Equipment
Freescale Semiconductor introduces a development platform designed to speed and simplify creation of networking equipment for 3G Long Term Evolution (LTE) and other emerging broadband wireless technologies. The platform will be displayed in Paris this week at the Freescale Technology Forum.
10/10/07GainSpan Unveils Wi-Fi Sensor Network Solution With Years of Battery Life
GainSpan unveiled a wireless sensor network solution that utilizes the widely deployed Wi-Fi infrastructure while providing years of battery life for sensors and other connected devices. GainSpan's semiconductor and software solutions deliver the security, manageability, and convenience benefits of Wi-Fi along with 5-10 years of extended battery life needed for applications such as temperature monitoring for energy management, condition monitoring of industrial equipment in manufacturing plants or streetlights in metro areas.
10/09/07Wisair's Wireless USB Single Chip Achieves WiMedia Platform Certification
Wisair announced that its WSR601, CMOS single chip was awarded WiMedia platform certification. Covering both MAC and PHY layers, WiMedia certified platforms ensure interoperability and coexistence between products and serve as the foundation for Certified Wireless USB products. This follows upon the WSR601 chip successfully passing WiMedia Physical (PHY) layer compliance and interoperability tests and being designated as a registered PHY in the WiMedia integrators' list last month.
10/09/07Jazz Semiconductor's 0.18-micron Silicon Radio Platform Allows Complete Radio Integration
This new technology promises to deliver higher levels of integration for future cell phones, wireless LANs, and WiMAX systems while displacing chips today built in more expensive GaAs and reducing die costs up to fifty percent.
10/08/07Jasper Wireless and Wavecom Collaborate to Deliver Innovative Business Models for Global M2M
Jasper Wireless and Wavecom announced the initial step in building a global partnership for the first all-in-one wireless machine to machine (M2M) infrastructure. By combining new Wavecom StarService with the Jasper Wireless global service platform, customers get everything they need to connect and manage their machines wirelessly from day one. This connectivity service will be possible using the new Wavecom Wireless Microprocessor 50 with inSIM (embedded SIM), the secure Wavecom Intelligent Device Services, and immediate access to the Jasper Wireless service platform for connecting and managing machines around the world.
10/06/07Atheros Announces Record Revenue in the Third Quarter of $106.3 Million
Atheros Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATHR) announced financial results for the third quarter of 2007, ended Sept. 30, 2007. Revenue in the third quarter was a record $106.3 million, up five percent from the $100.8 million reported in the second quarter of 2007 and up 34 percent from the $79.6 million reported in the third quarter of 2006.
10/03/07OKI and Wipro Form Strategic Partnership for Wireless RF Semiconductor Design Services
Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. and Wipro Technologies, the global IT services arm of Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) announced their strategic partnership in the area of design services for the semiconductor market. As part of this partnership, Wipro has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Oki Techno Centre Singapore Pte. Ltd.(OTCS) including its own Intellectual Property Rights in an all cash deal over a period of one year. Wipro will also establish a dedicated Development Centre for OKI.
09/28/07NextWave Broadband and Huawei Technologies Cooperate to Conduct Interoperability Testing and Field Trials of Mobile WiMAX
NextWave Broadband and Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. announced they are conducting interoperability testing of NextWave's mobile WiMAX chipsets, based on the IEEE 802.16e standard, with Huawei's WiMAX infrastructure equipment.
09/28/07List of WiMAX Vendors that Unveiled Ground-breaking Broadband Wireless Products and Technologies at WiMAX World 2007
Trendsmedia announced that industry-leading vendors showcased numerous breakthrough WiMAX products, services and technologies at the 2007 WiMAX World Conference & Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago.
09/28/07Microsemi Announces New Multichip Power Amplifier for 802.11b/g/n WLAN Front-End Applications
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq:MSCC) announced a new space-saving multichip power amplifier for space constrained 2.4GHz WLAN front-end applications. Designated the LX5540, the new device combines an advanced two-stage HBT power amplifier with a fully matched low noise amplifier in an ultra low profile package that's 0.45mm high by 3mm square. Its small integrated packaging saves board space and reduces component count for small form factor, low profile wireless LAN designs targeting mobile applications
09/28/07FIPS Validation for RELM's P25 Digital Over-The-Air Rekeying (OTAR) by the National Institute of Standards and Technology
RELM Wireless Corporation (Amex: RWC) announced that it has received Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 validation from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) validating over-the-air rekeying (OTAR); a functionality utilized with the cryptographic module for BK Radio-brand P25 digital radios, which are compliant with the APCO Project 25 (P25) technical standard for interoperable communications. OTAR enables encryption security keys to be changed over the air electronically, eliminating the need to return radio units for manual rekeying. This functionality improves the efficiency of the rekeying process and reduces associated costs.
09/27/07Navini and Beceem Work Together to Accelerate Availability of Mobile WiMAX Modems
Navini Networks and Beceem Communications announced at WiMAX World in Chicago, a partnership under which Beceem's Mobile WiMAX chipsets will be part of Navini's newly announced Surfer product line for Mobile WiMAX. The Surfer modems will provide industry leading Beamforming and MIMO capabilities.
09/27/07More Than 95 Wi-Fi Products Now Certified to Work with Wireless 802.11n Standard
The Wi-Fi Alliance announced that more than 90 next-generation 802.11n draft 2.0 products have been Wi-Fi Certified since the organization's testing program began just three months ago. This first wave of products, which include access points, laptop computers, routers and wireless networking cards, enable consumer and enterprise users to select from a growing number of interoperable next-generation Wi-Fi gear.
09/26/07Analog Devices Introduces RF Transceivers for Mobile WiMAX Applications
Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI) introduced RF-to-digital baseband transceivers designed to enable broadband connectivity in mobile communications terminals, such as cell phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and handheld multimedia devices, using WiMAX. As WiMAX evolves from a fixed-line protocol to one that increasingly serves portable communications applications, device manufacturers are requiring smaller, more energy-efficient solutions that deliver IEEE 802.16d/e mobile WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) standard compatibility within the cost, space, and power budgets of mobile communications terminals.
09/26/07Fujitsu Shows Off the Latest WiMAX Fixed and Mobile Device Technologies at Annual WiMAX World in Chicago
In booth 305, Fujitsu will highlight its MB87K21 802.16e-2005 mobile WiMAX SoC, a single-chip MAC and PHY mixed-signal device optimized for use in mobile stations, mobile terminals and PC cards. A MIMO-based wireless demonstration operating in the real world environment will show how MPEG2 HL video clips stored in the video server are sent as a multimedia stream via base station equipment to the mobile station containing the Fujitsu MB86K21 baseband mobile WiMAX SoC. Fujitsu has achieved a 40Mbps throughput at the SoC level, which is close to the theoretical maximum value.
09/26/07Tech Data U.S. Launches New Broadband Wireless Specialized Business Unit to Assist Computer Reseller Build Indoor/Outdoor Wireless Data Networks
Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ:TECD) established its Wireless Specialized Business Unit (SBU). The new SBU will provide sales, technical and product management resources to resellers capitalizing on the demand for indoor and outdoor wireless networking solutions like hotspots for small businesses, corporate campuses, universities and municipalities.
09/25/07Motorola Unveils New WiMAX Chipset for Broadband Wireless Handheld Devices
Small, with low power consumption, Motorola's WiMAX chipset modem solution delivers ultra-high-speed functionality to provide consumers with new wireless broadband experiences
09/24/07Sequans and Celestica Offer Integrated Baseband and RF Solution for Large Mobile WiMAX Base Stations
Sequans Communications, a leading supplier and developer of fixed and mobile WiMAX semiconductor solutions, and Celestica (NYSE, TSX: CLS), a global provider of innovative electronics manufacturing services (EMS), today announced the availability of an integrated Sequans/Celestica baseband/RF solution for manufacturers of high-end WiMAX base stations.
09/20/07Samsung Increases New Round of Funding to $27 Million for picoChip's WiMAX Chipset Business
picoChip announced that Samsung has made a strategic investment in the company. The amount of the investment is undisclosed, and forms part of the $27 million of new investment D-round announced in July by picoChip which was led Highland Capital Partners. The round has brought the total company funding to $70.5 million, placing picoChip in an unrivalled position to build upon the success it has already achieved in the wireless infrastucture market.
09/18/07Freescale and ArrayComm Augment Multi Antenna Signal Processing Power for WiMAX Base Stations
Operators of WiMAX networks can look forward to baseband equipment with dramatic improvements in range, coverage quality and operating efficiency thanks to a joint solution from Freescale Semiconductor and ArrayComm LLC. The companies have developed a reference design intended to speed and simplify the creation of high-performance WiMAX base station equipment. The solution combines ArrayComm's multi antenna signal processing software (A-MAS) with Freescale's high-performance MSC8144 quad-core digital signal processor.
09/18/07Realtek Demonstrates Complete Detect-and-Avoid System Enabling Full Simultaneous Operation of Ultra-wideband Devices with WiMAX 3.5GHz Systems
First industry demonstration of WiMAX ultra-low-level signal detection combined with advanced avoidance techniques illustrates feasibility of full simultaneous operation of UWB and WiMAX in the 3.4 - 4.8GHz band
09/11/07Conexant Delivers Industry's Lowest Power, Single-Chip 802.11n Product Family New Solution Achieves Wi-Fi Certified Status
Conexant Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNXT) announced the industry's lowest power 802.11n draft 2.0 product family for high-performance, power-sensitive wireless local area networking (WLAN) applications. The CX53322 and CX53328 are targeted at products with embedded Wi-Fi functionality such as printers, portable media players, cellular handsets, and universal serial bus (USB) sticks. The single-chip devices deliver significant data rate and range improvements over previous generation solutions. They are available in production quantities today, and have been designed in by several leading original development manufacturers.
09/10/07Metalink's WLANPlus 802.11n Chipset Selected by Pirelli Broadband Solutions
Metalink Ltd. (NASDAQ: MTLK) announced that its Metalink's WLANPlus(TM) 802.11n chipset was selected by Pirelli Broadband Solutions for its family of Discus wireless video extenders.
09/06/07Three Wireless and Telecom Industry Leaders Join Quantenna Communications Advisory Board
Quantenna Communications Inc. announced the appointment of three leading wireless and telecom experts to its Advisory Board: Dr. Herbert May, former Member of the Managing Board of Deutsche Telekom; Dr. Niel Ransom, former World Wide CTO of Alcatel; and Dr. Tadao Saito, CTO of Toyota InfoTechnology Center.
08/30/07One Million Ubicom StreamEngine Wi-Fi Processors Shipped in 2007 Reveal Surging 802.11n Momentum
Ubicom to Deliver More Than Two Million 802.11n-Compliant Chips for Wireless Home Routers within Calendar Year 2007
08/29/07ANADIGICS ICs Support Increased Data Rates and Lower Power Consumption for Mobile Broadband Wireless that Integrate Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Functionality
ANADIGICS, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANAD) announced a family of three front-end ICs (FEICs) in low profile standard packages targeting next-generation, WiFi-enabled smart phones and consumer electronics products.
08/21/07National Semiconductor's New 12-Bit ADCs for WiMAX Provide the Industry's Highest SFDR of 84.1 dB at 250 MHz Input Frequency
National Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE: NSM) introduced two 12-bit 170 mega-sample per second (MSPS) analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and a 14-bit, 155 MSPS ADC, each with a full-power bandwidth of 1.1 GHz. Available in dual data rate, low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) and CMOS output options, the ADCs are targeted at demanding WiMAX and 3G wireless communications applications. In high intermediate frequency (IF) sampling receiver applications, the 1.1 GHz bandwidth capability of these ADCs provides high spurious free dynamic range (SFDR) and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) performance that extends well beyond 250 MHz input frequencies.
08/21/07Wavetrend Joins the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Strategic Partnerships Program
Wavetrend announced that it has joined the International Air Transport Association's Strategic Partnerships programme. As a Strategic Partner, Wavetrend will be able to participate in IATA projects, committee meetings and work groups, sharing its active RFID expertise and working closely with the leading air transportation industry players.
08/17/07NextWave Broadband Announces Release of Wireless NW1000 Series WiMAX Chipset
Samples of NextWave's advanced WiMAX baseband System-on-a-Chip and matched RFIC now shipping to consumer electronics and mobile device manufacturers
08/13/07XtremegeRange3 Offers 400 mW 2.7 - 3GHz 802.11 Atheros-Based mini-PCI Broadband Wireless Radio Module
Ubiquiti Networks announced the general availability of the XtremegeRange3 -- the world's first 3GHz 802.11 Atheros based mini-PCI radio module incorporating Ubiquiti's patent-pending Frequency Freedom Technology. The XR3 is available in three different models with frequency operation spanning 2.7GHz to 3.7GHz. The XR3 was specifically designed for long-distance, outdoor broadband wireless applications and features high output power (400mW), extended temperature operation, and an innovative receiver design, which provides excellent noise immunity and sensitivity performance.
08/01/07Broadband Wireless Software for Linux Cleared of Legal Uncertainty by Software Freedom Law Center
Development of OpenHAL, a wireless network component for Linux, can now resume unfettered after months of legal uncertainty. OpenHAL allows people with wireless cards based on technology from Atheros Communications, Inc. to connect to networks using solely free and open source software.
08/01/07SyChip Introduces Advanced WiMAX 2.5 GHz Chip Scale Module for Handheld Mobile Broadband Wireless User Devices
SyChip, Inc. announced the launch of its first mobile WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e- 2005) chip scale module. The WiMAX9xxx module allows handheld manufacturers to quickly design and add WiMax functionality to devices such as handsets, ultra mobile personal computers, personal media players and personal navigational devices.
07/31/07Seventeen Wavecom Wireless Products Receive AT&T Network Certification for GPRS Cellular Machine-to-Machine Applications
Wavecom (NASDAQ: WVCM) announced the certification of seventeen Wireless CPU® products for use on the AT&T Wireless Network. Designed specifically for machine-to-machine applications, the devices all support the innovative Wavecom low-cost-of-ownership, single-CPU architecture.
07/26/07Enhanced Drivers License with RFID Wireless Technology Trialed for U.S. Border Crossing in Washington
Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC) announced an agreement with the Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) to support the State in implementing their newly developed Enhanced Driver License (EDL). Washington DOL and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have agreed to run an initiative that allows the EDL to be used as an alternative travel document to re-enter the United States through sea and land border crossings. Digimarc will supply Washington DOL with applicant enrollment and screening solutions as well as production of the RFID-enabled EDL.
07/25/07Staccato's Single-Chip CMOS Ultra Wideband Solution Achieves Certification Milestones in US and Japanese Markets
Staccato Communications announced that its Ripcord product family has earned official FCC certification and Japan TELEC regulatory approval. By delivering FCC and TELEC standards-compliant devices, Staccato is able to advance the state of reference design kits with customer engagements and accelerate customer time-to-market in both the US and Japan. As Ripcord approaches the production cycle and prepares to undergo additional certification processes, it remains as proof that the single-chip, all-CMOS solution is not only possible, but offers the most competitive offering due to the inherent performance and cost advantages of a design based on only one chip.
07/17/07New Report Assesses the Potential Health Risks Posed by Broadband Wireless Technologies
Research and Markets has announced the addition of Frost & Sullivan's new report: Wireless Technologies - A Blessing or a Health Hazard to their offering.
07/16/07picoChip Teams with Systems4Silicon to Further Support for Advanced HSDPA Wireless and MIMO
picoChip announced that it has added Systems4Silicon as an approved design center for its picoArray multi-core DSP. Systems4Silicon has a highly experienced team, capable of supporting customers with PHY, MIMO, PA linearization and RF design issues for advanced air interfaces applications, and already has considerable real-world experience with picoChip technology.
07/12/07Agilent Technologies and GCT Semiconductor to Accelerate Time-to-Volume for WiMAX-Enabled Device Manufacturers
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) and GCT Semiconductor Inc. announced plans to jointly implement a WiMAX manufacturing test system for GCTs WiMAX chipsets, which will accelerate manufacturing throughput and allow mass production deployment.
07/10/07Denali IP Products Deployed in First Terminal Chipset Solutions for Mobile WiMAX
Denali Software, Inc. announced that Beceem Communications has incorporated its Databahn DDR memory controller into the first commercially available terminal chipset for the latest Mobile WiMAX standard. Denali's Databahn DDR controller IP enabled Beceem engineers to achieve optimal system-level performance for its DRAM systems in the design of the 802.16-2005 mobile wireless BCS200 chipset.
07/04/07picoChip Joins the Femto Forum
picoChip announced that it has joined the Femto Forum, which will support and promote femtocell deployment worldwide. The Forum brings together the foremost femtocell equipment vendors with the major global mobile operators assessing the technology.
07/03/07TDC Support Kit Gives Embedded Wireless a Headstart in Developing 3G Broadband Wireless Applications
TDC has announced a new series of economical and versatile development kits, giving designers everything that they need to start developing embedded systems featuring GSM, GPRS, EDGE, 3G and/or GPS functionality. The kits are based on a DSB, Development Support Board, developed in-house by TDC's field application engineers.
06/25/07BitWave Softranscceiver Receives Signals from GSM, GPRS, EDGE, iDEN, CDMA2000, WCDMA, 802.11 WiFi and 802.16 WiMAX Broadband Wireless Networks
BitWave Semiconductor, Inc. announced that it has successfully demonstrated multiple protocols in a single Softransceiver(tm) RFIC. BitWave was able to reconfigure the Softransceiver's performance envelope using one chip to pass signals for GSM, GPRS, EDGE, iDEN, CDMA2000, WCDMA, 802.11 WiFi and 802.16 WiMAX.
06/22/07Sequans and Nortel Conduct Successful Interoperability Testing of Sequans' Wave-2 Ready Mobile WiMAX Chips
SEQUANS Communications and Nortel have conducted successful interoperability testing of their MIMO-based WiMAX products. The two companies recently signed an agreement to collaborate on mobile WiMAX interoperability testing for the purpose of expanding Nortel's WiMAX ecosystem.
06/18/07DesignArt Networks Picks Tensilica Xtensa LX2 Configurable Processors for WiMAX Baseband Chip
Tensilica, Inc. announced that DesignArt Networks, of Ra'anana Israel, has decided to use multiple Xtensa® LX2 configurable processor cores to speed product development and reduce risk to their WiMAX wireless baseband chip design. Multiple Xtensa LX2 cores are used in PHY and MAC layers of DesignArt's SOC platform, where some are replacing RTL state machines with high performance software, and some have been configured as custom DSP engines, handling high-speed signal processing functions.
06/14/07EFJ, Inc.'s 3e Technologies International Subsidiary Executes Software Licensing Agreement With Broadcom
EFJ, Inc. (Nasdaq: EFJI) announced that its 3e Technologies International (3eTI) subsidiary has executed a software licensing agreement with Broadcom Corporation. The agreement calls for 3eTI and Broadcom to jointly develop and maintain an application programming interface (API) that is designed to create a FIPS 140-2 Validated and Common Criteria certified driver and supplicant software.
06/14/07Marvell WLAN SoC Receives Prestigious INSIGHT Award
Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL) announced that the Marvell 88W8686 ultra-low-power 90 nanometer (nm) WLAN System-on-a-Chip (SoC) solution has received the 2007 INSIGHT award for most innovative RF IC transceiver. The award, sponsored by Semiconductor Insights (SI) in conjunction with Semico and EETimes, recognizes corporate and individual feats in technology. Selected devices undergo a complete relevant analysis by SI in order to qualify for the award.
06/13/07Comsys Baseband Processor Awarded Best WIMAX Product at Wireless Broadband Innovation Awards
Comsys Communication and Signal Processing is pleased to announce that its ComMAX processor has been awarded the title of 'Best WIMAX Product or Service' at the Wireless Broadband Innovation Awards ceremony in London.
06/13/07SkyCross and Beceem Bundle Integrated Chipset/WiMAX Antenna Solution
SkyCross announced a partnership with Beceem Communications to provide complete, integrated WiMAX solutions for last-mile broadband connectivity. The bundling of Beceem chipsets and SkyCross antennas provides superior performance while shortening and simplifying the design process to reduce time to market and associated costs. The convenient, one-stop RF solution is versatile, providing device manufacturers with the freedom to enable WiMAX on a wide range of mobile platforms.
06/06/07New GaN HEMTs Offer 16W in OFDM Modulation for WiMAX Applications
Cree, Inc. (NASDAQ: CREE) announced sample availability of three new devices especially designed for WiMAX applications. The CGH27120, CGH27060 and CGH27030 offer linear power up to 16 W under OFDM modulation in small-footprint packages. Cree will showcase the devices in booth #631 at the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium 2007 being held June 3-8 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
06/06/07NextWave Broadband Announces Roadmap for Advanced Broadband Wireless WiMAX and Wi-Fi Chipsets
NextWave Broadband Announces Roadmap for Advanced Wireless Broadband Chipsets Family of WiMAX Baseband and RFICs to Include Ultra-Low-Power, Fully-Integrated WiMAX and Wi-Fi Mobile Chipset
06/06/07Broadcom VideoCore Reference Design Powers An Applications Processor, Bluetooth, FM Radio Tuner, Wi-Fi and Power Management Portfolios into a Single, Small Form Factor
One example is the integration of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Both technologies operate within the same 2.4GHz radio frequency band, potentially introducing interference issues. With Broadcom's new converged reference design platform, the radio co-existence issues (as well as other design complexities) have been addressed in the component design process, greatly reducing development time and effort. Similarly, the platform integrates media player software applications, media codecs and the Linux(R) operating system to further simplify product development.
06/06/07New Embedded 802.11n Processor Now Available for Designers of Broaband Wireless Routers, Wi-Fi Access Points, Residential Gateways and Advanced Set-Top Boxes
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (NASDAQ: AMCC) announced the second member of its embedded processor family for cost-sensitive wireless access platforms at this week's Computex Conference in Taipei, Taiwan. The PowerPC® 405EXr is based on Power Architecture technology and delivers an optimized blend of price and performance for 802.11n (Wi-Fi) and WiMAX-based wireless access points, residential gateways and advanced set-top boxes (STBs).
06/05/07NXP Launches 802.11n Module to Boost Broadband Wireless Home Connectivity
Optimized for HD video streaming in both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, the module can be integrated into a number of applications including Set-Top Boxes, Digital Media Adapters, TVs, Residential Gateways, Routers, Game Consoles, Media Center Applications, IP Set-Top Boxes, Digital Video Recorders and Home Cinema Systems. As a result, consumers can enjoy their multimedia content when and where they want to in the home.
06/05/07JMD Showcases Dual Band Broadband Wireless Module that is Four Times Smaller Than Industry Standard
Jacket Micro Devices, Inc. (JMD) published a paper on a complete dual band WLAN module with two transmits and two receives in a package measuring 4 mm X 8 mm, approximately four times smaller than the industry standard, at Microwave Week 2007 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
06/04/07Wavesat Announces Availability of World's First 5.8GHz WiMAX Mini-PCI Design
Wavesat announced the immediate availability of its 5.8 GHz Mini-PCI reference design. Wavesat's 5.8 GHz Mini-PCI design is optimized to allow equipment manufacturers worldwide to rapidly bring WiMAX equipment to market.
06/04/07Wireless Communications Chip Market Revenue Generated More than $2.74 Billion During 1Q07 by 3G Cellular, Wi-Fi, WiMAX and Bluetooth Semiconductor Segments
A new quarterly series on Communications Chip market initiated by iLocus , reveals that during 1Q07 over $8.57 billion worth of communication chips were shipped by vendors worldwide. Texas Instruments, Freescale and STMicroelectronics led the overall communication chip market with estimated market shares of 18.17%, 13.34% and 10.61% respectively.
06/02/07Microsemi Features Breakthrough Package in New High Volume RF PIN Diodes Line for Wi-Fi and WiMAX Industries
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq:MSCC) announced a new line of RF PIN diodes in a breakthrough surface mount package for high volume microwave applications including attenuators and antenna switching in WiMAX and wireless LAN systems.
05/30/07picoChip Unveils WiMAX Wave 2 MIMO Basestation Reference Design for Building Broadband Wireless Networks
picoChip announced the next version of its industry-standard WiMAX basestation reference design, with a software upgrade to support Mobile WiMAX Wave 2 and MIMO. The new PC8532 WiMAX platform has its first public display at WiMAX World Europe this week (Booth Number 204).
05/29/07TapRoot Systems, Inc. Supports Windows Mobile with Beceem Communications WiMAX Chipsets
TapRoot Systems Inc. announced a collaboration with Beceem Communications, the leading mobile WiMAX chipset provider, to support Windows Mobile 6.0 on Beceem's mobile WiMAX chipset.
05/29/07ANADIGICS Expands Wireless and Broadband Sales Efforts in Eastern Canada
ANADIGICS, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANAD), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions in the rapidly growing broadband wireless and wireline communications markets, today announced Electronic Sales Professionals, Inc. (ESP) as the manufacturer's representative for the Eastern Canadian Region. ESP will represent ANADIGICS' complete line of wireless and broadband products.
05/28/07Sequans Unveils the First Mobile WiMAX Wave 2-Ready ExpressCard Design at Asia Pacific WiMAX Expo
SEQUANS Communications is demonstrating the power of its newest mobile WiMAX MIMO chip at the Taipei Summit/Asia Pacific WiMAX Conference and Exhibition to be held at the Taipei International Convention Center. Sequans will be running a full Mobile WiMAX® system demo whereby a Sequans-based ExpressCard34 will be communicating with a Sequans-based Mobile WiMAX base station platform in the 2.5 GHz frequency.
05/28/07AudioCodes Offers VoIP Solution for WiMAX CPEs on Intel's WiMAX Connection 2250 Chipset
AudioCodes provides a complete and ready to use toolkit including a hardware reference design for a VoIP Analog Telephone Adapter (ATA) and a Linux-based SIP VoIP application, fully integrated and tested with the Intel WiMAX Connection 2250. The VoIPerfect(TM) architecture, which has been deployed for over 12 years, includes a DSP firmware, media processing VoicePacketizer stack, SIP stack and call control layer for a complete SIP VoIP application. Additionally, an infrastructure is provided to allow the configuration and management of the stand-alone SIP VoIP application from the user's main application.
05/22/07Beceem Communications Participates WiMAX Vendors Testing MIMO Intelligent Wireless Capabilities
Beceem Communications announced its participation in the third WiMAX Forum Mobile WiMAX PlugFest, an interoperability showcase hosted by AT4 Wireless and ETSI in Sophia Antipolis, France. This event is significant because it's the first time that WiMAX Forum tested key Mobile WiMAX features such as Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO), an intelligent antenna technology that's a fundamental component of Mobile WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e-2005).
05/17/07Fujitsu Demonstrates WiMAX SoC to Vendors Seeking to Build Mobile WiMAX Internet Access Products
Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) will exhibit its mobile System-on-Chip (SoC) at Broadband Wireless Interop Las Vegas. Fujitsu is a platinum sponsor of this industry-leading event, and will exhibit its MB86K21 mobile SoC at Booth 1931 in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. Fujitsu is also invited to speak on two prominent panels during the show.
05/16/07Kedah Electronics Engineering Selects WiMAX System-on-Chip for 3.5GHz Wireless Base Stations and WiMAX Customer Premises Equipment in Russia
Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) will provide its MB87M3550 fixed WiMAX SoCs to Kedah Electronics Engineering, an entrepreneurial Russian company that designs and manufactures telecommunication products and systems. Kedah will use the Fujitsu WiMAX SoCs for its new AsterPlex+ WiMAX Customer Premises Units (CPE) and WiMAX base stations. Kedah plans to ship systems for the 3.5GHz band this year, and expand into 2.5 - 2.7GHz and 5.1 - 6.4GHz thereafter.
05/07/07ParkerVision, Inc. Licenses d2p RF Power Transmitter Technology
ParkerVision, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRKR) announced that it has entered into a royalty-bearing intellectual property license agreement with ITT. ITT is a premiere supplier of systems and products for government applications. In connection with this effort, ParkerVision has also entered into a fee-based Engineering Design Services agreement to provide related engineering services to ITT.
05/07/07WJ Communications Announces First Quarter 2007 Financial Results
WJ Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: WJCI), a leading designer and supplier of radio frequency (RF) solutions for the wireless infrastructure and radio frequency identification (RFID) reader markets, announced results for its first quarter ended April 1, 2007.
05/07/07ADI Engineering Announces New Wireless Router Board as Replacement for Discontinued WRAP Boards
ADI Engineering, Inc., a leading provider of wireless router boards and turnkey wireless mesh equipment, announced immediate availability of a new version of its popular Pronghorn SBC wireless router board. ADI's Pronghorn SBC-210 fills the void created by the discontinued WRAP board while providing substantial improvements in throughput, high power radio support and standards compliance.
05/05/07Vecima Completes Purchase of Spectrum Signal Processing
Vecima Networks Inc. (TSX:VCM) is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Spectrum Signal Processing Inc. for a total purchase price of approximately $18.3 million, made up of 820,000 Vecima shares and approximately $10.1 million in cash.
04/30/07Major Fixed WiMAX Chipset Leaders Roll-Out Plans for Mobile Wimax Wave 2 Solutions
All four leading Fixed WiMAX baseband leaders have already announced roll-out plans for their Mobile WiMAX Wave 2 solutions, along with RFIC vendors Sierra Monolithics, Analog Devices, and Atmel. There are also a large number of IC vendors focused specifically on Mobile WiMAX, including early leaders Runcom and Beceem, along with Altair Semiconductor, Amicus, ApaceWave, Redpine Signals, and XROnet, on the baseband side. On the radio side, NXP, GCT Semiconductor, and AsicAhead are completely focused on Mobile WiMAX.
04/17/07RF Arrays, Inc. Delivers World's Smallest Wi-Fi Integrated Front End
RF Arrays, Inc. announced the world's smallest front end solution for Wi-Fi systems. The RWF111 delivers industry-leading performance for both Power and Low Noise Amplifier and antenna switch in a 3x3 mm package and an external component count of just 2 bi-pass capacitors. The ultra small footprint also reduces Power Amplifier power consumption significantly vs. currently available solutions, making it ideal for embedding Wi-Fi capability into portable, battery-powered consumer electronics.
04/13/07IBM Announced Breakthrough Chip Stacking Technique to Build 3D Chipsets
allows different chip components to be packaged much closer together for faster, smaller, and lower-power systems.
04/04/07AMCC Announces Industry's First Power Architecture Processor Specifically Targeting 802.11n and WiMAX Secure Wireless Access Points
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (NASDAQ: AMCC) announced its next generation embedded processor for enterprise-class wireless access points at this week's Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose. The PowerPC 405EX is based on Power Architecture technology and is optimized for the demanding requirements of 802.11n (Wi-Fi) and WiMAX-based wireless access points and similar embedded processing or network control applications.
04/04/07Sirenza Microdevices Announces Opening of New RF Manufacturing Facility in Shanghai, China
Sirenza Microdevices, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMDI) announced that it has officially opened its new 107,000 square foot facility in Shanghai, China, featuring a high volume RF components factory in addition to an administrative, sales and engineering office building.
04/03/07RFID Enabled Credit Cards Make Their Way to Cashless Payments at Cold-Drink Vending Machines at the Atlanta International Airport
SkyeTek, Inc. announced the first consumer application resulting from its partnership with Isochron Inc., a leader in intelligent, networked vending technology for the food and beverage industry. Together, the companies have enabled cashless payment at vending machines located throughout the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Consumers equipped with RFID enabled credit cards can now make a purchase by just waving a card within a few feet of the new vending machines.
04/03/07Renesas Technology and ZMD to Collaborate on 900 MHz Band Chipset
Renesas Technology Corp. and ZMD AG announced a joint development agreement enabling Renesas to incorporate ZMD's RF technology into Renesas microcontrollers (MCU) to develop a 900-MHz band ZigBee chipset. Based on this agreement, the two companies will set up a collaborative development team with the aim of bringing a ZigBee chipset to market. The resulting advanced chipset is expected to accelerate the development of various types of IEEE 802.15.4 and ZigBee systems. The two companies intend to complete the development work in 2008.
03/30/07Innovation Quest to Sell Patents Enabling Competitive Advantages Wireless Communication, Network Synchronization and Automated Test / Measurement
Innovation Quest Inc. announced the sale of Lot 40 covering SOC solutions for high resolution phase/frequency detection. The patents will be offered at The Ocean Tomo Spring 2007 Live Intellectual Property Auction on April 19th at the Union League Club of Chicago.
03/29/07QUALCOMM Introduces Complete Solution for Ultra Mobile Broadband
UMB technology incorporates the benefits of OFDMA, CDMA and other air interface techniques with MIMO and advanced antenna technologies to offer features such as support for broadband speeds, greater capacity and coverage, and an enhanced user experience for future mobile services. QUALCOMM will present the industry's first over-the-air UMB demonstration in the Company's booth, #1645, at the CTIA Wireless 2007 conference in Orlando, Fla.
03/27/07Beceem to Supply Motorola With WiMAX First-Generation Chipsets for Use in CPE and PC Cards
Beceem Communications ( today announced that Motorola has selected Beceem's MS120 Mobile WiMAX chipset for use in certain models of its first generation WiMAX CPE and in Beceem-supplied PCMCIA card products.
03/27/07Sequans Releases Mobile WiMAX Wave 2 Chip
SEQUANS Communications introduced its newest chip, the SQN1130, for WiMAX mobile stations. The chip includes all MAC and PHY features required by the 802.16e Wave 2 mobile WIMAX profile, including full 2X2 MIMO, plus a low complexity implementation of MIMO--unique to Sequans--based on a patent-pending algorithm that delivers the highest performance achievable while minimizing power consumption.
03/27/07Siemens Makes Deal to Build WiMAX Consumer Devices with 2x2 MIMO
SEQUANS Communications announced that Siemens will use Sequans' newly released mobile WiMAX Wave 2 chips to build WiMAX residential modems and gateways. The units are being developed by Siemens Home and Office Communications Device division and are part of the company's Gigaset product family. Siemens is a global leader in fixed WiMAX consumer devices, with mobile WiMAX development well underway.
03/22/07LitePoint Offers First Automated Manufacturing Test Software for Wavesat WiMAX Chipsets
LitePoint Corporation announced the availability of the LitePoint IQfact manufacturing test software for WiMAX products based on Wavesat chipsets. This turnkey software package runs on IQmax-500 R&D and IQmax-100 WiMAX manufacturing one-box test solutions. The fastest test times and lowest cost of test realized by LitePoint's successful IQfact solutions are now also available for wireless product manufacturers using the Wavesat WiMAX chipset.
03/20/07Arch Rock Turns Wireless Sensors into Internet Devices with 'Primer Pack/IP'
Taking the last major step toward merging wireless sensor networks (WSNs) seamlessly into the world of Internet Protocol (IP) standards, Arch Rock Corporation has introduced the first commercial implementation of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) 6LoWPAN proposed standard for IPv6 communication over low-power IEEE 802.15.4 wireless radio.
03/20/07AVX CPO402P Series Ideal for High Frequency 3G and WiMAX Wireless Applications
AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX) has developed an integrated thin film, high directivity coupler that provides a directivity of 20-27 dB and an ultra tight +/-0.5dB coupling factor tolerance. Based on the proprietary RFAP thin film technology, the CP0402P series improves PA gain control in high frequency applications such as cellular and WiMax wireless system transmitters.
03/19/07First WiMAX Manufacturing Test Software for Beceem's Mobile WiMAX Chipsets
LitePoint Corporation announced the release of the LitePoint IQfact turnkey WiMAX manufacturing test software based on Beceem Communications' mobile WiMAX chipset running on the LitePoint IQmax family of advanced WiMAX one-box test solutions. Wireless product manufacturers can now get the same fast test times and best test coverage for WiMAX that they've already been getting using Litepoint's other successful IQfact products for WiFi, MIMO and Bluetooth.
03/14/07picoChip Forges 4G WiMAX Development Partnership with BUPT
picoChip and the WSPN-BUPT (Wireless Signal Processing & Network Lab, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications) have announced a joint development program focused on 4G and other next generation wireless air interfaces. The two organizations will collaborate on developing the technologies that will drive wireless communications forward over the next several years: including IEEE 802.16m; UMTS-LTE (Long Term Evolution); and the recently-announced 4G FuTURE project.
03/13/07LitePoint Releases First WiMAX Manufacturing Test Software for Sequans Mobile WiMAX Chipsets
LitePoint Corporation, an industry leading provider of advanced wireless test solutions, today announced the availability of the LitePoint IQfact(TM) manufacturing test software for products based on Sequans WiMAX chipsets. The turnkey software package runs on IQmax(TM)-500 R&D and IQmax-100 WiMAX manufacturing one-box test solutions. Wireless product manufacturers can now get the same fastest test times and best test coverage for WiMAX that they've already been getting using LitePoint's other successful IQfact products for WiFi, MIMO and Bluetooth.
03/09/07IPWireless' 3G Chipsets Now Building Broadband Wireless EDGE Network Solutions
ARC International (LSE: ARK) announced that IPWireless -- an ARC® customer since 2001 -- has integrated ARC's configurable processors into three generations of wireless broadband products. These ARC-Based chips from IPWireless now are shipping to consumers globally in devices such as T-Mobile's dual band TD-CDMA plus quad band EDGE product that fits into most laptop computer PCMCIA slots.
03/01/07Ralink Chooses 802.11n Channel Emulator to Develope MIMO Chipsets
Azimuth Systems, Inc. announced that Ralink Technology has selected the Azimuth Channel Emulator (ACE) 400NB to perform automated testing of its MIMObility draft 802.11n wireless chipsets. The ACE 400NB is a comprehensive channel emulator platform for testing multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) and single-input single-output (SISO) Wi-Fi solutions.
03/01/07Beceem Communications Chipsets to Power Samsung Electronics Mobile WiMAX Wireless Networking Equipment
Beceem Communications announced that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. selected Beceem as one of its major Mobile WiMAX chipset vendors. Beceem expects that the company’s chipset would be in various Samsung WiMAX-enabled devices.
02/28/07Wavecom Launches New Fastrack Supreme Wireless CPU for 3G Broadband Wireless Networks
Wavecom (NASDAQ: WVCM) introduced the new Fastrack Supreme Wireless CPU. This Plug & Play family product evolution keeps the same versatile form factor as the previous Fastrack product packed with a host of new features that will carry customer applications well into the future.
02/22/07Alcatel-Lucent Makes Undisclosed Investment in WiMAX Chipset Vendor
Alcatel-Lucent announced it has invested in SEQUANS Communications, a leading supplier and developer of fixed and mobile WiMAX semiconductor solutions. The investment is an extension of Sequans' recent round of funding announced in July 2006. Terms of the investment agreement were not disclosed.
02/21/07Marvell and Seagate Collaborate on Consumer Storage Technology With Intelligent Wireless Connectivity
Marvell (Nasdaq: MRV) and Seagate Technology (NYSE: STX) announced that the two companies have collaborated on a revolutionary storage platform, engineered for rich mobile multimedia, and featuring an integrated wireless solution from Marvell. The ultra-portable Seagate Digital Audio Video Experience (DAVE) storage platform assists consumers' access to hours of rich multimedia content wirelessly. DAVE features the Marvell PXA310 applications processor (internally codenamed Monahans) and Marvell's 88W8686 WLAN technology.
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02/16/07Wavesat Chipsets Compete WiMAX Mobile PlugFest
Wavesat participated in the WiMAX Forum's second public Mobile PlugFest. Wavesat's UMobile products are among the WiMAX technologies that have been submitted for the PlugFest taking place at the AT4 wireless labs in Malaga, Spain.
02/16/07Freescale's Bluetooth Applications Processor Drives Ford Sync In-Car Communications and Entertainment System
Freescale Semiconductor announced that its widely-adopted i.MX31 multimedia applications processor is the engine in the Ford Sync in-car communications and entertainment system. Based on Microsoft Auto software, the Sync system is designed to provide consumers the convenience and flexibility to bring nearly any mobile phone or digital media player into their vehicle and operate it using voice commands or the vehicle's steering wheel or radio controls.
02/15/07Paragon Wireless Chooses SoftRISC's Codec Solution for its Wireless VoIP Dual-Mode Smart Phone
SoftRISC announced that its field-deployed VoIP codec solutions will provide VoWLAN capabilities on Paragon Wireless's GSM/VoWLAN Dual-Mode Smart phones. SoftRISC's solution enables Paragon to use ARM CPU resources, which significantly reduce Paragon's BOM cost, and board space, thus improving design implementation time without compromising voice quality for end users.
02/13/07Marvell to License 3G Protocol Software Stack from Motorola
Marvell, (Nasdaq: MRVL) announced that it has added a critical piece of 3G smartphone technology to its Cellular and Handheld solutions portfolio. Marvell has reached an agreement with Motorola to license the Motorola TTPCom cellular protocol software stack, which will enable the company to deliver a comprehensive hardware and software platforms for 3G smartphone manufacturers. The terms of the agreement provide Marvell with a complete manufacturing and distribution license.
02/13/07Wavesat Announces Product Strategy for 802.16e Mobile WiMAX
Wavesat's leadership in the WiMAX space is further strengthened with the announcement of its IEEE 802.16e Mobile WiMAX strategy, centered around its UMobile™ family of WiMAX chipsets supporting all features of Mobile WiMAX Wave 2 profiles in a cost effective, flexible and highly programmable architecture.
02/13/07Freescale WiMAX Solutions Power CPE and Base Station Equipment From Vecima Networks
As the WiMAX standard gains momentum around the world, communications processors from Freescale Semiconductor are driving the rapid deployment of cost-effective WiMAX customer premises equipment (CPE) products and base station installations.
02/13/07Runcom Launches the First Commercial Mobile WiMAX Wave-2 Baseband Integrated Circuit With MIMO Capability
NXP Semiconductors. and Runcom Technologies disclosed today the availability of a set of integrated circuits that includes all features necessary to meet the latest Wave-2 Profile of broadband Mobile WiMAX technology.
02/12/07Intersil Announces 67% Increase to Quarterly Dividend
Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL) announced a 67% increase to its quarterly dividend from the previous quarter, further demonstrating its commitment to increasing shareholder value. As a result of Intersil's continued positive cash flow and strong balance sheet position, the Company's board of directors authorized and declared a quarterly dividend of $0.10 per share of common stock. Payment of the dividend will be made on February 23, 2007, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on February 13, 2007.
02/08/07Beceem Raises $40 Million to Penetrate Mobile WiMAX Chipset Market
Beceem Communications announced that it has raised more than $40 million in Series D-round financing that will enable Beceem to expand its leadership position in the Mobile WiMAX market. The round was led by Teachers' Private Capital and joined by NEC Corporation, a new investor in Beceem, adding to the company's list of strategic investors.
02/07/07802.11n Standard Moves One Step Closer to Ratification
NSR released its newest market analysis and forecast report: "802.11n: WiFi Evolution or Stalled Standard." The report provides an in-depth analysis of demand trends for 802.11n form factors, WLAN equipment and access point development in six regions of the globe.
02/06/07Broadcom First 65nm EDGE Transceiver System on a Chip
Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM) announced the industry's first 65 nanometer EDGE radio frequency (RF) transceiver. Designed as a monolithic die in pure digital CMOS process technology, this new Broadcom device integrates all transceiver and analog baseband functionality to deliver unparalleled savings in power consumption, size and cost. Introduction of this product marks a significant milestone for the wireless industry, as Broadcom applies years of research and development and extensive expertise in CMOS radio devices to the cellular market to forge an integration path towards a monolithic EDGE system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution.
01/30/07Motorola Expands Strategic Relationship With Texas Instruments to Include High-Volume 3G, WiMAX and OMAP Technologies
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) and Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) announced that the companies are expanding their strategic relationship to include 3G, WiMAX and OMAP technologies in the design and development of new, experience-optimized mobile devices. The expanded relationship covers current, emerging and next-generation wireless standards and leverages intellectual property from both Motorola and TI.
01/30/07Ubicom Platform Selected by SMC Networks for 802.11n Broadband Wireless Router
Ubicom, Inc. announced that its StreamEngine technology has been selected by SMC Networks for its new high-performance Barricade 802.11n Wireless Broadband Router (SMCWBR14-N).
01/28/07Wavesat Announces Availability of 3.3-3.5GHz WiMAX Mini-PCI Design
Wavesat announced the immediate availability of a 3.3-3.5GHz Mini-PCI reference design as part of a complete 3GHz product Series. Wavesat’s 3.3-3.5GHz Mini-PCI design is optimized to allow equipment manufacturers worldwide to rapidly bring WiMAX equipment to market.
01/26/07Renesas Introduces SiGe Power Transistor with Industry's Highest Performance for 2.4/5GHz Wireless LAN Routers, RF Tag Readers/Writers
Renesas Technology America, Inc. announced the RQG2003 high-performance power SiGe HBT(a)(1), a device that achieves the industry's highest level of performance at 2.4GHz and 5GHz. In IEEE 802.11 a/b/g wireless LAN routers/terminals, RF (radio frequency) tag readers/writers
01/25/07Jacket Micro Devices Hires Michael Mullineaux as Director of Strategic Marketing
Jacket Micro Devices (JMD), worldwide suppliers of the smallest, highest-performing RF modules available, today announced that Michael Mullineaux has joined its company as Director, Strategic Marketing in its Atlanta headquarters. Mullineaux brings more than 15 years of wireless product line experience to JMD and will lead JMD's global marketing efforts.
01/25/07DSP Group, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and 2006 Earnings
By combining its in-house technologies of Digital Signal Processors (DSPs), portfolio of wireless communication protocols, including DECT, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, most advanced Radio Frequency CMOS and SiGe, as well as VoIP ICs, DSP Group is a worldwide leader and a one-stop-shop for a wide range of applications. These applications include ISM band digital 900MHz, 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz telephony, European DECT (1.9GHz) telephony, Bluetooth systems for voice, data and video communication and deployment in residential, SOHO, SME, enterprise and automotive applications.
01/17/07Richardson Electronics to Distribute Avago Technologies' RFICs, Transistors and Diodes
Richardson Electronics announced a North American distribution partnership with Avago Technologies, of San Jose, California, to distribute its complete line of RFIC, Transistor, Schottky and PIN Diode, and millimeter wave (mmW) products. Avago's extensive line of RF semiconductors provides solutions for numerous markets including Cellular Base Station, WLAN, WiMAX, GPS, ISM, RFID, and mmW including Radio Links, VSAT and Military.
01/17/07Fujitsu Introduces WiMAX Base Stations and Subscriber Options for the First Commercially Available 5.8GHz WiMAX System-on-Chip
Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) is now shipping its 5.8GHz WiMAX baseband system-on-chip (SoC) to ODM partners and customers worldwide, including solutions provider Texas Instruments, WiMAX systems provider ORZA Networks and WiMAX customer premises maker Sun Create Electronics Co., Ltd.
01/16/07802.11n Standard Delivers Higher Throughputs and More Robust QoS, Which Will Power the Growth Wireless TV Set-Top Boxes
This comprehensive report probes the features and applications of next-generation Wi-Fi 802.11n technology, examines market requirements for wireless multimedia networking, compares & contrasts competing technologies, analyzes industry issues and the competitive landscape, and predicts market size and demand for a variety of wireless multimedia applications, including home networking equipment, computers, and fixed and mobile entertainment CE devices.
01/11/07RFMD Announces Availability of GaAs pHEMT RF Switches
RF Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: RFMD) announced it will showcase its newest RF switches - the RF1200 and RF1450 - at the IEEE Radio and Wireless conference in Long Beach, California, January 9-11 in booth 513.
01/11/07QUALCOMM Selects Jacket Micro Devices' RF Modules for 802.11n Chipset Reference Design
Jacket Micro Devices (JMD) announced that QUALCOMM Incorporated, a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies and mobile data solutions, has selected Jacket Micro Devices' M20006 and M20007 RF modules for the draft 2.0 compliant 802.11n AGN400(TM) chipset reference design. The combination of QUALCOMM's advanced chipset and JMD's FEM technology enable QUALCOMM to implement a 2x3 dual band MIMO architecture with the RF portion occupying only 98 mm2 of board space.
01/10/07Marvell Wi-Fi Access Points Selected for First Wi-Fi Protected Setup Testbed
Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL) announced that Marvell's TopDog 802.11n access point solutions and 802.11a/b/g wireless USB client solutions have been selected as part of the Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi Protected Setup testbed. Marvell silicon is among the first to be certified for the Wi-Fi Protected Setup, an optional certification program based on a standardized method for security setup in home Wi-FI networks.
01/10/07SigmaTel Announces Wi-Fi Wireless Solutions at CES 2007
SigmaTel, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGTL) announced its wireless solutions now include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support on its portable multimedia SoCs. SigmaTel worked with industry leaders including Conexant Systems, Inc., LiteOn and Excelpoint to expand its wireless technology portfolio to include multiple facets: FM Tuner, DAB, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
01/10/07Alereon and Stonestreet One Announce Ultrawideband Mobile Solutions at CES
Alereon, Inc. and Stonestreet One, Inc. announced the industry's first wireless USB solution for Microsoft Windows Mobile and Windows CE embedded platforms.
01/08/07Metalink Unveils Industry’s First Consumer Electronics Grade 802.11n-Draft Compliant Dual-Band Chipset
Metalink Ltd. (NASDAQ: MTLK) unveiled the second generation of its industry-leading WLANPlus chip-set, the industry’s first consumer electronics (CE)-grade, 802.11n-draft-compliant dual-band chip-set. Designed to enable high-throughput, rich-content, quality-critical applications, WLANPlus provides the foundation for a robust, full-coverage wireless home entertainment network.
01/08/07Dekolink Wireless and picoChip to Explore Development of In-building Coverage Systems Supporting WiMAX and 3G Wireless Networks
Dekolink Wireless and picoChip announced their first steps towards collaborating on the development of advanced, in-building products for WiMAX and 3G technologies such as WCDMA and CDMA2000.
01/05/07Revenues Will Reach $300M for Dual Mode Wi-Fi Chipsets and $1.45B for Wi-Fi Access Points by 2010
Wi-Fi technology is advancing beyond the usage model of providing indoor, short-range wireless Internet access for mobile computers. The extended range of Wi-Fi access points for indoor and outdoor applications has the capability of coverage across entire campuses, thus eliminating wiring infrastructures for other types of electronic equipment. Applications and demand for new services will drive Wi-Fi to bring voice, data and video into the space of various offerings. Wi-Fi is evolving from a WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) application to a broadband wireless service with a great deal of opportunities on a global scale.
12/18/06New 802.11n Chipset from Ralink Offers Up to Six Times Better Performance than the 802.11g Wi-Fi Standard
Ralink Technology, Corp., which has shipped 45 million WiFi chipsets, announced the industry's longest range Wi-Fi chipset for the design of draft-802.11n wireless local-area-network products.
12/15/06Microsoft Issues First Mobile WiMAX Certification to Beceem Communications
Beceem Communications is First WiMAX Vendor to Pass Microsoft Certification Windows Hardware Quality Lab (WHQL) Certification Opens the Windows Computing Device Market to Mobile WiMAX
12/11/06Broadcom's 802.11n Wi-Fi Processor Delivers 160 Mbps of Throughput for Wireless Routers
Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM) announced a new Wi-Fi Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) processor that extends its Intensi-fi family of draft-802.11n solutions. Although current generations of 802.11n products deliver 4 times the throughput of 802.11g, performance is actually bottlenecked by the Fast Ethernet switch and network processor.
12/06/06Mimix MMIC Amplifier with 2dB Noise Figure for 3.5 to 8 GHz Frequency Bands
Mimix Broadband is introducing a 3.5 to 8 GHz gallium arsenide (GaAs) monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) low noise amplifier, packaged in an RoHS compliant QFN package. This device is processed in a highly repeatable, 0.25 micron optical pseudomorphic high electron mobility transistor (pHEMT) process and includes on-chip diodes for ESD protection. This amplifier achieves 2dB of noise figure and 12dB of gain.
12/06/06Intermec Selects Broadcom Wi-Fi Technology for New Mobile Computers
Intermec Inc. has selected semiconductor manufacturer Broadcom to supply advanced Wi-Fi technology for Intermec wireless mobile computers, including the new CN3 and CV30. Broadcom's highly-integrated AirForce One single-chip Wi-Fi radio is among the most compact IEEE 802.11 chipsets in the industry, allowing high-quality wireless LAN connectivity in small electronic devices.
12/05/06TI's Wireless DSP Processor Selected by NEC for 3G Networks in Europe and Japan
Deploying some of the most advanced 3G base stations available today, NEC Corporation has chosen Texas Instruments' (NYSE: TXN) DSP products for its line of WCDMA macro base stations. TI will provide its new single-chip multi-core 3 GHz TMS320TCI6487 programmable digital signal processor (DSP) to achieve higher performance and improved system efficiency, as well as a reduced footprint in their base stations.
12/05/06Texas Instruments Newest Wireless Infrastructure Processor Propels Emerging Market Applications Within GSM, TD-SCDMA and WiMAX
Texas Instruments Incorporated (NYSE: TXN) (TI) announced its newest 3GHz-performing wireless infrastructure baseband product that boosts applications for GSM-based base stations while addressing new markets and requirements for WiMAX and TD-SCDMA. With three cores running at 1GHz each, the TMS320TCI6487 processor enables base station manufacturers to extend their existing designs while entering into new markets, requiring small form factor applications with an exceptional scaleable, flexible solution.
12/05/06Beceem Introduces Industry's First Mobile WiMAX Wave 2 Terminal Chipset
In a move that continues its leadership in Mobile WiMAX, Beceem Communications announced the immediate availability of the industry's first baseband and RF chipset that supports all features of the Mobile WiMAX Wave 2 Profile. The BCS200 chipset, which includes advanced smart antenna technologies such as MIMO and beamforming plus Beceem's CMOS direct conversion radio, continues to set the industry standard for performance.
12/05/06Paratek Expands and Improves ParaScan RF Tuning Material
Paratek, a leading technology innovator of radio frequency (RF) components for mobile wireless applications, announces significant performance improvements made to its ParaScan(TM) RF tuning material.
12/01/06TechnoConcepts Plans Software Defined Radio Chipsets for 2007 Offering Dual Wi-Fi, WiMAX and 3G Cellular Services
TechnoConcepts, Inc. (OTCBB: TCPS) announced the finalization of the product datasheet that will serve as the baseline for the Company's initial commercial production run of its True Software Radio wireless receiver and transmitter chips, targeted for delivery in the first quarter of calendar year 2007, and the completion of the chips' parametric characterization.
12/01/06Axerra's AXN Pseudo-Wire Emulation Solutions Enable Backhaul of Voice and Data Services for 2G, 2.5G, 3G, WiMAX and HSDPA Networks
Axerra's AXN Pseudo-Wire gateways and access devices offer the industry's most wide-ranging set of multi-service protocols over packet, enabling service providers to offer revenue-rich legacy services, including all generations of mobile services, alongside emerging IP services (e.g. HSxPA, IP VPN) over next-generation metro Ethernet, MPLS, and IP-based infrastructures.
11/30/06Motorola Invests in WiMAX Chipset Manufacturer
SEQUANS Communications has received substantial investment capital from Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT), through Motorola Ventures, its strategic venture capital arm. The investment is an extension of Sequans' recent round of funding announced in July.
11/30/06Marvell Introduces Next Generation Application Processors for Wi-Fi Smartphones, Handhelds and Consumer Electronic Devices
Marvell PXA3xx (Monahans) Family of Application Processors Delivers Industry Leading Power/Performance; Enabling Scalable Low-Power 806 MHz, Ultra Low-Power Video and H.264 up to D1
11/29/06Peregrine Boosts Linearity of WiMAX and WiBro Basestations
With unprecedented linearity (52dBm) across the device's entire broadband range; precise attenuation accuracy (31.5 range, 0.5 steps); and high ESD tolerance (2kV HBM), the device provides customers with a higher performance, footprint-compatible solution to competing devices on the market today.
11/28/06Alcatel Taps Sequans to Develop Low Cost WiMAX Customer Premises Equipment
Sequans Communications announced its cooperation with Alcatel to bring Universal WiMAX 802.16e-2005 to high-growth economies. The cooperation will enable the production, starting Q2 2007, of low-cost end-user devices based on Sequans' chips and tailored to the growing need of broadband access in developing countries. This will allow end users with low average income to benefit from broadband services at an affordable price.
11/27/06picoChip Engineering Center Builds WiMAX Chipsets for Chinese Broadband Wireless Alliances
picoChip has announced a significant expansion in its global presence, with the establishment of a new development centre in Beijing, China. The new operation complements the company's existing development site in Bath, UK. picoChip also has an engineering facility in Shenzhen and sales office in Shanghai as part of its commitment to the Chinese market.
11/27/06Microchip Releases MiWi Protocol Stack for ZigBee Wireless Networks
Microchip has released three new offerings for wireless networking - the MRF24J40 transceiver, the MiWi protocol stack, and the Zena wireless network analyser. The MRF24J40 is Microchip's first RF transceiver. It is a 2.4GHz IEEE802.15.4 transceiver for ZigBee and other proprietary wireless protocols in applications requiring low power and excellent RF performance, with very few external components.
11/23/06Microsemi Launches Miniature Surface Mount Package for Broadband, Wi-Fi and WiMAX Applications
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq:MSCC), a leading manufacturer of high reliability semiconductors, has announced a new surface mount package for high performance microwave PIN, Schottky and Varactor diodes used in broadband, WLAN and WiMAX applications.
11/18/06RFMD Introduces Family OF GaN Power Amplifiers for WCDMA, WiMAX and Public Mobile Radio Applications
RF Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: RFMD) announced the introduction and sampling of Gallium Nitride (GaN) wideband power amplifier ICs to Tier 1 WiMAX, cellular base station and Public Mobile Radio (PMR) customers. The family achieves superior performance in gain, output power and efficiency across a broad range of frequencies as compared to currently available gallium arsenide (GaAs) and silicon LDMOS products.
11/15/06Freescale Ships More Than 30 Million High-Power RF Transistors in Over-Molded Plastic Packages
Less than ten years after introducing the industry's first RF power transistor housed entirely in plastic, Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) has shipped more than 30 million high-power Laterally-Diffused Metal Oxide Semiconductor (LDMOS) RF transistors in over-molded plastic packages.
11/15/06New 802.11 b/g WLAN Transceiver Reference Design Improves Broadband Wireless Design Challenges
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) (NYSE: SMI) announced a new collaboration to deliver the Cadence RF (Radio-Frequency) Design Methodology Kit to the China RF IC design market. SMIC will develop process-design kits (PDKs) that will support the Cadence RF Design Methodology Kit and will validate the PDKs in a test chip by the end of 2006.
11/15/06Mitsubishi Electric Announces Chipsets for WiMAX Base Transceiver Stations
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced it has finished development of 3 internally impedance matched high output power Gallium Arsenide Field Effect Transistors (GaAs FETs) for 2.5 GHz and 3.5 GHz band WiMAX(1) base transceiver stations, and will begin sample shipment on December 20, 2006. The devices operate at low electric current, and have low adjacent channel leakage power.
11/09/06Patent for Single Input, Single Output, Multi-Band RF Front End Chip Filed by TechnoConcepts
The "Single Input, Single Output, Multi-Band RF Front End" makes it possible for a single RF receiver chip to replace multiple tuned RF front end transceivers, reducing both cost and power consumption
11/08/06Network Processors Enable WiMAX Mobility
Alvarion has selected the WinPath network processor and related software for its next generation WiMAX products addressing the 802.16e market. Alvarion's BreezeMAX, a radio access system and the primary building block of Alvarion's end-to-end 4Motion mobile WiMAX solution, integrates Wintegra's silicon to address the growing demand for mobile broadband, including support for the WiMAX Forum based mobile WiMAX solutions across a broad range of spectrum. These products enable carriers to offer high-performance broadband data, voice, and multimedia services.
11/06/06SenarioTek Introduces New e-trak RF Switch Matrices Remote In-Line Error Calibration and Correction
Features and benefits include: thermal and vacuum (TVAC) compatibility correction for repeatability and drift errors monitors calibration figure of merit -- alerts when system requires recalibration extends calibration intervals reduces the number of calibration paths allows calibration tracking without disconnection broadband frequency coverage up to 32 GHz.
11/02/06RF Component Suppliers Continue to Profit
The Strategy Analytics' RF and Wireless Component service has released its 'RF component industry review: April-June 2006', which notes that more than half of the leading suppliers of RF components reported significant profits in Q2, about the same industry financial performance as reported in Q1.
11/02/06WJ Communications Launches Industry's First 28V InGaP HBT (GaAs) Power Amplifiers for 3G Wireless Infrastructure Applications
WJ Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: WJCI ) launched a new family of next-generation high efficiency RF power amplifier modules, utilizing the industry's first 28V InGaP HBT (GaAs) process technology, to achieve high performance and outstanding linearity across the 800 - 2200 MHz frequency range.
10/30/06Strategy Analytics RF Component Profits Steady in Q2 2006
The Strategy Analytics' RF & Wireless Component service has released "RF Component Industry Review: April - June 2006," which notes that more than half of the leading suppliers of RF components reported significant profits in Q2, about the same industry financial performance as reported in Q1.
10/26/06Socket Communications Launches 802.11b/g Modules and Development Kits
Socket Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCKT) announced the availability of an 802.11b/g module and associated development kits to provide a world class WLAN hardware and software solution to its OEM customers. The 802.11b/g module supports multiple interfaces to provide added flexibility to OEM manufacturers requiring enterprise class WLAN solutions.
10/20/06WiMAX Chipset Market on Uneven Path
Despite enormous growth potential, WiMAX chipset market needs a lot of dedicated and well thought-out efforts to overcome the present threats.
10/20/06Sequans and MiTAC Bring First of Several WiMAX End User Devices to Market
SEQUANS Communications and MiTAC announced their collaboration and the availability of the first of several WiMAX devices MiTAC is manufacturing using Sequans' WiMAX fixed and mobile system-on-chips (SOCs).
10/19/06Alliance Systems Introduces WiMAX ATCA and MicroTCA Solutions
Alliance Systems, Ltd. introduces new turn-key solutions for the wireless communications market using Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX), Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (ATCA), and MicroTCA standards. Alliance Systems' newly designed fully-integrated WiMAX solutions enable application vendors, OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers), and TEMs (Telecommunications Equipment Manufacturers) to quickly go to market with carrier-class WiMAX solutions based on open-standards ATCA and MicroTCA architecture.
10/19/06Solectek Chooses the Fujitsu WiMAX SoC for its SkyWay-MAX Multiservice Access Systems
Solectek Corporation and Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) announced that Solectek Corporation has selected the MB87M3550 Fixed WiMAX SoC from Fujitsu Microelectronics as the standard silicon for integration into its new WiMAX-compliant series of SkyWay-MAX base stations and subscriber units.
10/19/06Green Hills Software DSO Solution Chosen by TeleCIS Wireless to Develop High-Performance WiMAX System-on-Chip
Green Hills Software, Inc. announced that TeleCIS has chosen the Green Hills MULTI integrated development environment (IDE) and the INTEGRITY real-time operating system (RTOS) to develop the industry's most cost-effective, lowest power, highest performance WiMAX fixed/portable System-on-Chip (SoC). The Green Hills solution allows a design that uses less memory and a more efficient CPU than alternative solutions. It provides TeleCIS customers with the lowest Bill of Material costs enabling the delivery of affordable residential Customer Premise Equipment (CPE).
10/18/06AXCESS Int'l Announces Enterprise Dot Technology for Wireless RFID Tracking and Sensing
AXCESS International Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: AXSI), a leading provider of Dual-Active Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) solutions announces a new, revolutionary wireless tracking and sensing technology called The Enterprise Dot. Based on a System-on-a-Chip (SoC) design, the patents-pending technology yields the world's lowest cost and smallest multifunctional wireless sub-micro device for delivering visibility oriented data about the assets operating in and around the enterprise.
10/16/06Intel Enables Rapid Delivery Of WiMAX Networks with New AdvancedMC-Compliant Baseband Card
Intel Corporation unveiled a new baseband card that helps speed the creation of WiMAX base stations. The Intel NetStructure® WiMAX Baseband Card is Intel's first integrated hardware and software platform for transport, control and baseband processing in a standards-based Advanced Mezzanine Card (AdvancedMC)* form factor. The new Intel card enables equipment manufacturers to accelerate time to market and reduce development and lifecycle management costs when building WiMAX base stations.
10/13/06Accton Introduces Low-Cost Mobile WiMAX CPE at WiMAX World
Accton Technology Corporation (TAIEX: 2345) announced the launch of its first wireless broadband modem for operators that are deploying WiMAX networks in the popular 2 and 3 GHz frequency bands. This brand new series of self-installable CPEs, the WI2400 for operation in the 2 GHz band and the WI3400 for operation in the 3 GHz band, are based on Beceem's industry leading MS120 Mobile WiMAX chipset.
10/13/06Top Global Announced a 3G/4G VoIP, IP Video And IMS Solution For Enterprises
Top Global announced a 3G/4G Mobile IP Voice, Data, Video, and IMS solution based on the company's MobileBridge platform. Top Global has developed and patented the flexible MobileBridge platform which serves as a gateway/router that links the 3rd/4th Generation Cellular (3G/4G) network and WLAN/LAN networks, enabling customer to enjoy the flexibility and convenience of wireless Internet in truly mobile and remote environments.
10/11/06Sequans Communications Selects VeriSilicon's ZSP540 Processor for Its WiMAX Silicon Products
Sequans Communications (Sequans) and VeriSilicon Holdings Co., Ltd. (VeriSilicon), a leading world class ASIC design foundry and semiconductor IP provider, today announced that Sequans Communications has licensed the ZSP540 core for its mobile IEEE 802.16e WiMAX silicon products.
10/11/06Siemens and Wavesat Collaborate on WiMAX Forum Certified Solutions
Wavesat and the Microwave Networks Division of Siemens jointly announced they are collaborating on WiMAX Forum Certified solutions based on IEEE 802.16-2004 standard and in compliance with WiMAX Forum interoperability profiles and have achieved successful interoperability.
10/11/06Texas Instruments Shortens Design Cycles with Complete Radio Frequency Transceiver Reference Designs for WiMAX Applications
Texas Instruments Incorporated (NYSE: TXN) (TI) today expanded its portfolio of complete wireless signal chain solutions for WiMAX applications, introducing three release-to- production radio frequency (RF) transceiver reference designs.
10/06/06Wavesat Teams With RF Magic on Sub-$100 WiMAX Mini-PCI Module
RF Magic and Wavesat announced that the two companies have partnered to deliver a cost-effective WiMAX mini-PCI module. With a bill of materials under $100, the module has been developed to provide original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and original device manufacturers (ODM) with a quickly deployable WiMAX CPE. The Mini-PCI is available now for volume delivery.
10/06/06Airspan, M/A-COM, Picochip and Sequans Successfully Complete 4.9GHz Interoperability Tests at 16e Mobile WiMAX Plugfest
Airspan Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AIRN), M/A-COM, Picochip and Sequans announced the successful completion of 4.9GHz ETG Interoperability testing at the 16e Mobile WiMAX Plugfest.
10/01/06Multi-Tech Announces Wi-Fi Module for Embedded Applications
Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. announces its new 802.11b wireless networking embedded modules for designers needing a fast and efficient means of adding Wi-Fi connectivity to their applications.
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09/21/06WiNetworks Selects Sequans Chips to Develop Hybrid WiMAX Equipment
SEQUANS Communications has been chosen by WiNetworks as its mobile WiMAX chip solution provider. Sequans is providing WiNetworks with both base station and subscriber station chips with full PHY and MAC functionality, enabling WiNetworks to offer its hybrid WiMAX network equipment to one-way broadcast operators including broadcast satellite and cable operators.
09/19/06picoChip Wins WIMAX Contract with M/A-COM for Public Safety System
picoChip announced that its WiMAX solution is part of M/A-COM's recently announced 4.9 GHz VIDA broadband solution for Public Safety Grade Applications. This solution by M/A-COM, a business unit of Tyco Electronics, utilizes the standard WiMAX 802.16 protocol, to deliver integrated, public safety-grade wireless broadband video and data services for mission-critical applications.
08/31/06Wi-Fi Component Market Growth Despite Price Declines
"Propelled by emerging Wi-Fi applications such as wireless game consoles, PDAs, cellphones, and home entertainment systems, the market for Wi-Fi chips will grow to more than $1.9 billion in 2006, and to $3 billion in 2010," said Chris Taylor, Director of the Strategy Analytics RF & Wireless Component service. "The adoption of MIMO and 802.11n, which require multiple PAs, transceivers and more complex front end modules, will also have a big impact, even though certified 802.11n systems will probably not reach the market for another year," added Mr. Taylor.
08/31/06RoamAD Releases Quad-Band Radio Support for Converged Wireless Mesh Networks
Each RoamAD powered multi-radio node operates up to four radios per node in any combination for 802.11a/b/g and 4.9 GHz public safety networking. The frequency bands supported are 900 MHz, 2.4 GHz, 4.9 GHz, and 5 GHz.
08/31/06Metalink to Demonstrate the Delivery of Multiple High-Definition Video
The demonstration will feature the delivery of multiple High-Definition video streams over wireless LAN, at wire line quality, using Metalink's WLANPlus technology. WLANPlus is an advanced Wireless Local Area Networking (WLAN) technology, designed to enable high-throughput, rich-content, quality-critical applications. Targeted at the emerging 802.11n standard, WLANPlus introduces a significant increase in WLAN throughput and range over 802.11a or 802.11g.
08/30/06Envivio Introduces the World's Most Advanced Encoding System for Mobile TV
Demonstrating its unremitting commitment to empower a converged IP world, Envivio Inc. introduces its new version of the 4Caster M2, the world's first and only multi-rate, multi-resolution and multi-standard encoder that outputs eight simultaneous profiles with live bit rate switching from a single video input. This comprehensive feature set makes the M2 the most advanced mobile encoder available on the market.
08/30/06Motorola Begins Works on WiMAX Chipset Designs for Mobile Handsets
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced a strategic initiative to develop mobile WiMAX chipsets for use in Motorola's next-generation WiMAX devices. This investment in chipset design demonstrates Motorola's on-going commitment to WiMAX and expands the company's role as a leader in end-to-end WiMAX solutions beyond infrastructure and handsets to the core implementation of WiMAX in chipsets.
08/30/06Siano Launches New Multi-Standard, Multi-Band Single-Chip Receiver for Mobile TV
Siano's SMS1010 multi-band, multi-standard low power and small size solution enables TV reception everywhere on a variety of handheld devices, such as mobile phones, PDAs, portable video and media players, and notebooks. The SMS1010's integrative and system oriented design approach enables the integration of MDTV functionality to mobile and handheld systems at a reduced system cost, minimum physical space, and fast time to market.
08/30/06Broadcom Celebrates 15 Years of Innovation
Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM) is celebrating 15 years of engineering excellence and product innovation that transformed it from a small start up enterprise in 1991 to a global leader in wired and wireless communications semiconductors. Today, Broadcom stands at the forefront of the communications and convergence revolution, which is changing people's lives as they communicate faster, better and more efficiently from home, at work and on the road.
08/25/06Axesstel Awarded Patent for Using Multiple Slices of Spectrum for Broadband Wireless Service
Axesstel, Inc. (AMEX: AFT) announced it has been awarded a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The patent provides for the intelligent control of primary and secondary processors, thereby enabling hybrid or converged devices that can support two or more telecommunication technologies. The primary processor and secondary processor can be any combination of wireless technology such as GSM, CDMA, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO, WCDMA/HSDPA, Wi-Max, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or wire-line technology such as public switched telephone network (PSTN).
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