May 22, 2007
-- TechnoConcepts, Inc., a leader in software radio technology for wireless applications today announced an important milestone in the implementation of reconfigurable radio for high volume commercial markets. The company has been successful in implementing its advanced radio technologies, such as the bank select filters and wideband low noise amplifiers, onto TSMC's (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) CMOS 90nm semiconductor technology. These leading edge filter and amplifier circuits are some of the critical pieces that enable end devices such as wireless handsets, laptops, infrastructure, and in allied segments such as automotive infotainment systems to be reconfigured by software control. This provides forward compatibility with future standards, with lower power requirements with an overall cost savings.
This implementation is also a key milestone in the company's pursuit of software radio in advanced CMOS processes such as 65nm and beyond. According to Chun Lee, VP of Engineering at the company, "The industry has been evaluating software radio for the last decade due to the rapidly changing standards, protocols, and applications that characterize the wireless communications and entertainment markets. With this milestone, TechnoConcepts has taken an important step in realizing the considerable advantages of software reconfigurability, but with the added benefit of low power consumption, through its implementation in leading-edge CMOS technologies." About TechnoConcepts
TechnoConcepts designs, develops and markets semiconductors for wireless communications. The Company has developed and patented True Software Radio™, a proprietary technology that creates convergence for the wireless industry. True Software Radio™ chipsets are designed to enable cell phones, PDAs, laptops, and other mobile devices with different radio frequencies, standards, and protocols to adjust by software command so that they can communicate directly with each other, across otherwise incompatible networks, without multiple radios. True Software Radio™ chipsets replace the front end, I/F processing, ADC, and digital filtering sections of digital radios. Because the technology simplifies design and reduces component costs, the Company believes that True Software Radio™ is an ideal platform for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) to develop new wireless broadband, mobile data, cellular, and other next-generation wireless applications.
TechnoConcepts' subsidiary, Asante Networks Inc. (OTC:ASTN) is a leading provider of networking solutions for the small-to-medium business and education markets. Asante designs, markets and sells a full line of networking products that provide high-performance, reliable and value-based solutions.
More information is available at www.technoconcepts.com