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Atmel, WiDeFi ink SiGe foundry partnership

Posted: 12 May 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:widefi? fables semiconductor? sige? 802.11 repeater chipset? xtender?

Atmel Corp. has been chosen by fabless semiconductor company WiDeFi Inc. as its foundry partner for WiDeFi's Xtender family of 802.11 repeater chipsets. WiDeFi's decision to partner with Atmel was based on Atmel's advanced silicon germanium (SiGe) bipolar complementary metal oxide semiconductor (Bi-CMOS) together with its collaborative approach to working with its customers throughout the design process, accelerating time-to-market.

The first product to benefit from the partnership is WiDeFi's WLAN Xtender. WiDeFi's flagship product, the WLAN Xtender is a fundamental wireless network element that doubles the range of WLAN networks with twice the throughput and lower cost than the top competing solutions.

"The market opportunity for range extension solutions is significant. The combination of WiDeFi's talented design team coupled with our design support and foundry services, will ensure rapid adoption of this unique, patent-pending technology, and meet the demand for wireless range extension," said Chris Baumann, director of BiCMOS products for Atmel.





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