|[January 09, 2013]
Nitero Demonstrates High-Speed 60GHz Wi-Fi Solution on GLOBALFOUNDRIES' 65nm-LPe RF Technology
LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--
Today at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES (News - Alert)), Nitero, a
fabless semiconductor company developing next-generation Wi-Fi solutions
for mobile devices, demonstrated its innovative 60GHz Wi-Fi solution
manufactured on GLOBALFOUNDRIES' 65 nanometer (nm) Low Power Enhanced
(LPe) RF platform optimized for mobile SoC applications.
Nitero's 60GHz solution, which complements and completes today's Wi-Fi
solutions such as 802.11n and 802.11ac, eliminates the need for physical
connectors and their cables, dramatically increasing ease-of-use in
tablet and handset devices. The company's multi-gigabit, ultra-low power
Wi-Fi solution allows consumers to enjoy the same capabilities and
flexibility of high-end notebook computers in the convenient portability
of a mobile device. Compliant with the now IEEE ratified 802.11ad
industry standard, Nitero plans for its upcoming solution to be Wi-Fi
CERTIFIED™ for popular solutions from the Wi-Fi Alliance (News - Alert) such as Wi-Fi
Direct™ and Miracast™.
"We needed a collaborative partner who was fully committed to supporting
the development of our cutting-edge solution and bringing it to market,"
said Natalino Camilleri, vice president of RF Engineering and Operations
at Nitero. "GLOBALFOUNDRIES is the perfect fit because of its
outstanding RF solutions at the 65nm-LPe process technology node and
excellent customer servce. GLOBALFOUNDRIES provided us the right
solution at the right time for our product."
"Collaboration is the cornerstone of our customer relationships. We are
delighted to partner with Nitero to help them bring their innovative
Wi-Fi solution to market," said Bruce Kleinman, vice president of
product marketing at GLOBALFOUNDRIES. "Our 65nm LPe RF solutions, which
are built upon low-power and high-performance process technology, are
optimized for mobile applications. With its vast array of device
options, highly accurate silicon-validated RF models, and comprehensive
design enablement tools, our customers enjoy a complete product solution
with lower risk and faster time to market."
GLOBALFOUNDRIES' 65nm LPe RF solution is a proven platform ideal for
low-power and high-performance SoC solutions used in power-sensitive
mobile applications such as GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, LTE (News - Alert) receiver, Mobile
TV and Digital Radio. In 2012, the foundry shipped over 65,000 wafers on
65nm RF technology from its Singapore 300mm Fab 7 facility.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES is the world's first full-service semiconductor foundry
with a truly global footprint. Launched in March 2009, the company has
quickly achieved scale as one of the largest foundries in the world,
providing a unique combination of advanced technology and manufacturing
to more than 160 customers. With operations in Singapore, Germany and
the United States, GLOBALFOUNDRIES is the only foundry that offers the
flexibility and security of manufacturing centers spanning three
continents. The company's three 300mm fabs and five 200mm fabs provide
the full range of process technologies from mainstream to the leading
edge. This global manufacturing footprint is supported by major
facilities for research, development and design enablement located near
hubs of semiconductor activity in the United States, Europe and Asia.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES is owned by the Advanced Technology Investment Company
(ATIC). For more information, visit http://www.globalfoundries.com.
Nitero is a fabless semiconductor company developing next-generation 60
GHz WI-Fi solutions for mobile platforms. Based in Austin, Texas, with a
design center in Melbourne, Australia, Nitero has assembled a
world-class team with deep experience in the design and development of
MAC, baseband and millimeter-wave solutions. Visit nitero.com for more
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