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8 May 2008


SiGe ships 250 millionth IC

SiGe Semiconductor Inc of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and Andover, MA, USA, which supplies RF front-end solutions enabling wireless multimedia for consumer electronics, says it has now shipped more than 250 million ICs. SiGe has enjoyed 40% year-on-year growth, with 2007 revenues exceeding $69m.

SiGe attributes this to its portfolio of wireless power amplifiers, RF front-end modules and GPS receivers, which enable next-generation wireless computing, home entertainment and mobile applications. The firm’s ICs enable OEMs to deliver consumer electronic products with optimal performance and battery life at competitive prices.

These products are used by some of the world’s largest consumer brands, and can be found in Wi-Fi-enabled laptop computers, wireless access points, game consoles, PC cards and peripherals. SiGe also provides GPS ICs that enable location services in personal navigation devices, cellular phones, and other handheld devices. The company expects its emerging portfolio of WiMAX power amplifiers and front-end modules to fuel growth over the next 12-18 months.

“Shipment of 250 million ICs demonstrates SiGe's ability to deliver high volumes of quality products into the demanding consumer product markets,” says CEO Sohail Khan. "We have collaborated with our customers to determine the critical feature set for next-generation products and translated that intelligence into designs that deliver the best in performance, battery life and cost,” he adds. “We look forward to continued collaboration with our growing customer base.”

SiGe’s customer base includes leading companies such as HP, Apple, Lenovo, Nintendo and Samsung. SiGe has also expanded its network of sales, distribution, customer and applications support teams to provide local design assistance.

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