SANTA CLARA, Calif.-- October 08, 2007
--Key ASIC, a leading fabless design service provider of ASIC and System-on-Chip (SoC) products and RedDot Wireless, Inc., a leading provider of wireless network solutions, have entered into a Collaboration Agreement to provide wireless solutions for consumer and computing applications.
Under this Collaboration Agreement, Key ASIC will provide certain semiconductor IP’s, optimized complete chip implementation, and manufacturing of the products. RedDot Wireless will provide its wireless IP and system expertise for the products. Included in this cooperation, Key ASIC obtains the rights to use RedDot’s 802.11 a/b/g baseband IP for its ASIC business.
“We chose to partner with RedDot Wireless because of their advanced baseband designs for Wi-Fi and WIMAX applications,” said Alan Aronoff, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. “RedDot Wireless has industry proven and certified Wi-Fi solutions.”
“We see Key ASIC as a great partner for us in the highly competitive consumer market,” said Chenyu Chang, Executive Vice President of RedDot Wireless. “Key ASIC’s ability to optimize the chip design for cost and performance and provide complete solutions for PCIe made them an ideal partner for us.”
The initial product developed under the co-operation agreement is an 802.11 a/b/g controller with PCI Express interface targeted for the PC market. Samples will be available in the second quarter of 2008, with a complete reference design using the PCI Express MiniCard form factor and software drivers for Windows XP and Vista. Production shipments for the initial product will begin in mid-2008.About Key ASIC
Key ASIC is a privately-held fabless provider of high-performance, low-power ASIC design and manufacturing services for consumer, wireless and personal electronics applications. Key ASIC has a portfolio of Semiconductor Intellectual Property targeted for consumer and mobile communications applications. Key ASIC has design locations in Silicon Valley (USA) and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For more information please visit, www.keyasic.com
.About RedDot Wireless, Inc.
RedDot Wireless Inc. is a privately-held fabless semiconductor company focused on the development and supply of baseband chips for Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) compliant systems. RedDot Wireless provides solutions for the IEEE 802.11 Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) standard and IEEE 802.16 standard, including WiMAX. Using its proprietary system architecture, RedDot Wireless’s high-performance 802.11 based solutions integrate WLAN components in a low power, low clock speed design. RedDot Wireless is headquartered in Milpitas, California, with global operations in Taiwan, China, and Japan. For more information, please visit www.rdwic.com