6/15/2004 - XEMICS S.A., a leading provider of ultra low-power BluetoothTM baseband ICs announced that the company has agreed to license Skyworks Solutions Inc.'s ultra-low-power Bluetooth radio transceiver to complement XEMICS' Bluetooth offering. XEMICS and Skyworks collaborated on several Bluetooth designs, combining Skyworks' SKY723x3 radio frequency (RF) transceiver with XEMICS' XE1400 series BluetoothTM baseband controllers. The licensing of Skyworks' Bluetooth IP will enable XEMICS to provide a complete Bluetooth solution and to further enhance the radio transceivers.
XEMICS's XE1400 series is manufactured using a 0.18 micron complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) process that is ideally suited for ultra-low-power digital designs. Skyworks' SKY723x3 transceivers are manufactured through a silicon germanium (SiGe) BiCMOS process that is the optimal technology for RF devices.
"We agreed to license Skyworks' radio IP to better serve our client's needs to apply the world's lowest power Bluetooth solution at even more competitive prices," said Alain Dantec, president and CEO of XEMICS S.A. "Thanks to our close relationship with Skyworks, this technology license will now enable us to address new applications and deliver leading-edge ultra-low-power solutions, for all types of battery-powered Bluetooth applications." "We are pleased to provide XEMICS with our RF technology in order to further the development of Bluetooth cellular solutions," said Mohy Abdelgany, Skyworks' vice president of RF Systems. "Combining XEMICS with our Bluetooth radio technology will address the needs of customers looking for competitive solutions for next-generation Bluetooth devices."
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is the industry's leading wireless semiconductor company focused on RF and complete cellular system solutions for mobile communications applications. The company provides front-end modules, RF subsystems and cellular systems to handset, WLAN and infrastructure customers.
Skyworks is headquartered in Woburn, Mass., with executive offices in Irvine, Calif. The company has design, engineering, manufacturing, marketing, sales and service facilities throughout North America, Europe, Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan and India. For more information please visit www.skyworksinc.com.
Bluetooth and the Bluetooth logos are trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., U.S.A. and licensed to XEMICS SA. UltraCSP® is patented by Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Flip Chip Division.
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