6/11/2004 - Vativ Technologies, Inc and TDK Semiconductor Corporation, a subsidiary of TDK Corporation [NYSE:TDK], announced a strategic supply agreement to create dual sources for Vativ’s VTE3 DS3/E3/STS-1 Line Interface Unit (LIU) family of integrated circuits. By utilizing Vativ’s innovative DSP-based design techniques, the VTE3 family of multi-channel LIUs provides best-of-breed performance with low power. TDK will offer Vativ’s DS3 LIUs under the TDK Semiconductor brand to its extensive customer base worldwide, providing access, metro, and edge telecommunications system equipment vendors with selection, support, and continuity of supply unmatched by other DS3 LIU vendors.
“TDK is highly impressed by Vativ’s capabilities, technology, and performance,” said Bill Boldt, TDK’s Director of Marketing. “With the new products based upon Vativ’s industry leading performance, TDK broadens our DS3 portfolio, extends our application coverage, and provides a richer feature set to our valued customers.”
“We are very pleased to be working with a leading semiconductor manufacturer such as TDK”, said Sreen Raghavan, president and CEO at Vativ Technologies. “This agreement combines the technical leadership of Vativ Technologies with TDK Semiconductor’s worldwide sales and marketing channels, applications engineering, and customer support.”
The innovative DSP architecture Vativ perfected for the VTE3 family lowers LIU power dissipation to 75mW per port, which represents a reduction of over 70% compared to LIUs now on the market, allowing customers to achieve unprecedented port densities without placing further constraints on power supplies and thermal management. A digital adaptive equalizer allows the receiver to operate error-free over 3000 feet of coax cable, which is an improvement of nearly three times over existing state of the art transceivers. This advanced DS3 LIU family includes 6, 4, 3 and 1 channel versions featuring transmit and receive jitter attenuators (JAT) for each channel and a programmable transmit pulse shaping feature which offers the system designer added flexibility and robustness.
Additional product information can be found at: http://www.vativ.com/wanaccess.htm and http://www.tdksemiconductor.com.
About Vativ Technologies, Inc.
Vativ Technologies is a San Diego-based fabless semiconductor company focused on providing DSP-based transceiver solutions for wired communications. Based on its technical experience in developing innovative DSP algorithms, high-speed digital VLSI and analog IC components, the company delivers state-of-the-art integrated CMOS IC solutions for LAN, WAN and SAN applications. Founded in 2001, Vativ is a VC-backed enterprise with lead investments from Redpoint Ventures, Mission Ventures, Forrest Binkley Brown and the Viterbi Group. For more information, visit Vativ’s website at www.vativ.com.
About TDK Semiconductor Corp.
TDK Semiconductor, part of $5.8 billion TDK Corporation (NYSE: TDK), provides advanced analog and mixed-signal integrated circuit products for consumer, telecom, and industrial applications worldwide. Additional company and product information can be found at www.tdksemiconductor.com.
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