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31 May 2007


GCS and RFIC Solutions ally on design services

III-V wafer foundry Global Communication Semiconductors Inc (GCS) of Torrance, CA and RFIC Solutions Inc of San Jose, CA, USA, a third-party intellectual properties and design services provider, have announced a strategic alliance to provide a broad range of services from product design to finished parts.

The alliance combines GCS’ portfolio of foundry technologies (HBT, pHEMT, InP) and RFIC Solutions’ expertise in IP, RFIC and module design to provide custom RF solutions.

GCS aims to provide ‘one-stop solutions’, says its VP of sales & marketing Simon Yu. The partnership should provide design capabilities and low-cost RF design solutions that enable customers to enhance product performance and competitiveness and shorten their product time to market, he adds.

“We have designed many of our IP blocks using GCS’ GaAs HBT and other processes,” says RFIC Solutions’ president and CEO Sanjay Moghe. “We are designing power amplifiers, low-noise amplifiers, mixers, synthesizers, and transceivers for cellular, WiFi, WiMax, UWB [ultra-wideband], and cable TV markets,” he adds. “Many of these markets require advanced GaAs and pHEMT processes... By partnering with GCS we offer one-stop shop, high-performance, low-cost RFIC and module design services.”

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