May 14, 2007 -- Taipei Summit, Taipei
– dmedia System Co. Ltd (dmedia), a leading Taiwanese manufacturer of navigation devices, announced today that it has selected Comsys’ Mobile WiMAX baseband processor, ComMAX™, for its new product line of Advanced Personal Navigation Devices (PND). Using ComMAX will enable dmedia to deliver products, including a unique smart phone handheld navigation device, that take advantage of Comsys’ embedded mobile WiMAX convergence technology.
dmedia will incorporate ComMAX CM1100 processors in it’s new line of S301 smart phones, enabling them to support both GSM and WiMAX technologies via ComMAX’s dual mode operation. The efficient connectivity of WiMAX to the mobile internet will allow easy online interfacing with the advanced smart phone navigation system, enabling a smooth navigation experience for the user. dmedia S301 smart phones are expected to be released to the market starting mid 2008.
Elkana Ben-Sinai, Comsys CEO commented, “We are very pleased to have been selected by dmedia, and to take part in enabling their devices for the WiMAX era. Both companies have high level engineers and a shared passion for innovation that will enable rapid delivery a unique device to the market”.
Daniel Shih, the CEO of dmedia, said, “Our decision to select Comsys was based on their profound knowledge in the cellular technology, especially in carrying out a fast, and easy integration of Cellular and WiMAX. We strongly believe they are the right partner to expedite production and shipment of our smart phone PND products to the market.”
ComMAX CM1100 is a full Mobile WiMAX (IEEE802.16e) baseband processor designed for an easy integration into mobile Internet devices. The processor enables cellular/WiMAX convergence while providing significant size and power savings, and is fully compliant with WiMAX Forum™ second certification wave profile requirements. It provides the complete Mobile WiMAX communication features essential for mobile internet devices such as feature phones, smart phones, PDAs and other wireless connected consumer electronic devices. The processor integrates an advanced OFDMA/MIMO PHY and MAC and has been designed to operate efficiently with cellular baseband chips in multimode, over multiple frequency bands. Specifically designed for highly embedded mobile applications, the processor supports high vehicular speeds, optimized handover and features low power consumption. About dmedia
dmedia group was founded in 2003 as a GPS OEM/ODM company and has been the sector's fastest growing company. As one of the GPS industry leader, it has been a major contributing factor to its rapid growth. In 2006, dmedia fully owned dmobile, a mobile phone OEM/ODM company, which then we integrated our skills in PND and mobile phone. Combining the skills and knowledge and telecommunication knowledge, dmedia had made a further step into the world of WiMAX by including WiMAX into all our upcoming products. Being one of the leaders in the industry, we never stop improving making sure that we are always ahead of the technology stream.
dmedia employs over 200 people globally and has offices in the Taiwan(Head Quarter), Los Angeles (North America), Tokyo(Japan), Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Beijing, Shanghai(China).
dmedia's research and development group is committed to pushing the forefront of technology and providing the latest market-driven, custom -focused and cost effective integrated WiMAX PND/Mobile phone. With advanced technology, and system knowledge, dmedia offers complete WiMAX PND/Mobile Phone foundry solutions to deliver successful results in a timely fashion.
We collaborate closely with customers as well as partners throughout the entire chain, including OEM, and OEM vendors to work synergistically towards each customer's success. This has resulted in a broad range of resources available to product designers. We also understand system implications so that we can engage in robust dialogue and offer suggestions for optimizing system partition for each design. About Comsys
Comsys Communication and Signal Processing Ltd. develops the industry's leading integrated digital baseband solutions for Mobile WiMAX, UMTS, EGPRS (EDGE), GPRS and GSM networks.
Comsys' offerings range from system IP for multimode 3G cellular terminals to a fully mobile WiMAX baseband processor (802.16e), offered to silicon and handset manufacturers. Comsys' evolution to 4G includes an OFDM/A baseband processor with a flexible architecture and low power consumption, designed to support current and future mobile WiMAX profiles and future 3GPP-LTE. Companies such as Texas Instruments, Quanta Computers and Datang Microelectronics choose Comsys to benefit excellent performance, accelerated time-to-market and reduced silicon costs. For further information, please visit our website at www.comsysmobile.com