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Wi-LAN, FMA to produce WiMAX certified system

Posted: 05 May 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:asic? fujitsu microelectronics america? wi-lan? soc? wireless system?

ASIC provider Fujitsu Microelectronics America Inc. (FMA) and Wi-LAN Inc. have revealed their plans to jointly produce what they claim to be the industry's first WiMAX certified broadband wireless system. The companies plan to release System-on-Chip (SoC) engineering samples this year, while the finished product is expected to be available during the WiMAX Forum for conformance and interoperability testing in the first half of 2005.

"Fujitsu Microelectronics' expertise in designing high-performance, highly integrated system-on-chip solutions that incorporate embedded processors and mixed signal technology will be instrumental in bringing WiMAX Certified broadband wireless products to economical mass deployment," said Keith Horn, FMA's VP f marketing. "Together, Wi-LAN and FMA have all the skills required to develop broadband wireless SoC products that will lead the market in WiMAX Certified systems."

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