Monday, April 16, 2007

TeleCIS Wireless Sells WiMAX 16e Designs, Focuses on "d" Opportunity

TeleCIS Wireless, a start-up based in Santa Clara, California developing WiMAX fixed and portable broadband wireless chips, has restructured to focus its business and engineering efforts toward the portable WiMAX16d market.

As part of this restructuring the company has sold its 16e WiMAX mobile SoC technology to a premier wireless chip vendor. According to various news reports, the buyer was QUALCOMM, although financial terms were not disclosed.

TeleCIS said it remains completely committed to its flagship product, the TCW 1620 fixed/portable WiMAX 16d SoC, and fully engaged in all aspects of business, including product development, manufacturing, product support, sales and marketing.

TeleCIS noted that its renewed focus on the fixed/portable market will allow it to meet the enormous demands for fixed and portable consumer devices as the explosion of WiMAX "d" network deployments continue.

The TeleCIS TCW 1620 chip features a dual receive/dual transmit design (2x2 MIMO+) delivering up to 15dB of additional performance as compared to other products on the market, and up to 2.5X the range for self installed CPEs. The chip is designed for both fixed indoor consumer premises equipment as well as portable subscriber devices such as PC Cards and small form factor portable access products for laptops and PDAs. The chip delivers full nomadic portability within a WiMAX service area and provides broadband wireless consumers freedom from tethered connections.

  • TeleCIS Wireless is headed by Dr. Sam Endy, who previously served as President and CEO of ArrayComm. He previously was VP, Operations at Sprint, where he was responsible for the activation and operation of Sprint's 20,000-mile U.S. fiber network, 42 switching centers, and initiation of international service.

  • The founder of TeleCIS Wireless is Dr. Je Woo Kim, previously a professor at Pusan National University in Korea.

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