Established in 1993, Wavesat is a venture capital funded, fabless semiconductor company, based in Montreal, Canada. The company has a proven track record of delivering baseband and RF (radio frequency) subsystems for the wireless industry and since 2003, Wavesat has been solely focused on the WiMAX market. Wavesat’s unique EVOLUTIVE WiMAX Series, comprising a full-range of standards-based integrated circuits, software and reference system designs for OFDM BWA 802.16 compliant applications, will lead the company’s growth with the transition from fixed to basic mobility.

Wavesat’s product superiority resides in its EVOLUTIVE™ concept; flexible product architecture and accompanying reference designs providing integrated baseband-RF solutions. Wavesat’s solutions, promoting cost effective platforms such as Mini-PCI, greatly contribute to lower WiMAX CPE cost and accelerate broad market adoption.

The EVOLUTIVE concept is unique in the industry, and is aimed at ensuring a smooth transition from fixed to basic mobility. It features backward compatibility to provide a future-proof solution and empowers carriers to enhance their business model with a seamless move from fixed broadband to basic mobility.

In the longer term, Wavesat will be well-positioned to take advantage of the full mobility OFDMA WiMAX semiconductor market through partnerships with leading WiMAX player at the service and application layers. Wavesat also plays an influential role at the IEEE and WiMAX mobility working groups.

Wavesat has entrenched its leadership in the WiMAX market with more than 50 design wins. The company’s current customer base is drawn from the United States, Eastern Europe, China, Taiwan, India and Korea and consists of wireless OEMs, Asian-based ODMs, and major infrastructure providers. Wavesat also partners with industry leaders.

Wavesat was awarded the 2005 Frost & Sullivan's Technology Leadership Award for the Evolutive WiMAX DM256, its contribution to improving and advancing WiMAX OFDM technology and, in turn, for driving high-speed proprietary broadband wireless access for Point-to-Multipoint market (IEEE 802.16). This disruptive technology, led by Wavesat, is transforming the way Broadband Wireless Access is deployed.

Wavesat was also awarded a 2005 InfoVision Award for the design of the Evolutive WiMAX DM256 Series in the category Enabling Silicon and Component-Level Technologies.

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