PARIS, France and CUPERTINO, Calif. -- December 29, 2009 -- Sequans Communications has licensed unique LTE IP from Dorfour Ltd., a Tel-Aviv-based 4G IC company. The IP enables maximum likelihood performance at four times the efficiency in size and power consumption of competing solutions, contributing a key component to Sequans’ LTE solution. Sequans, world-leading supplier of WiMAX semiconductor solutions, recently announced the launch of its LTE development program.
“Our cooperation with Dorfour accelerates our LTE development and supports the high performance and low cost development objectives we have for our LTE product line,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO. “Dorfour technology also supports both 2X2 and 4X2 transmission schemes.”
Engineers from leading semiconductor company Texas Instruments and leading WiMAX systems provider Alvarion founded Dorfour. The team has been working on LTE technology development for more than two years.
“Sequans’ leadership in semiconductor solutions is evident in their LTE development and we are pleased to contribute to it,” said Amit Lubovsky, one of Dorfour’s founders. “Dorfour’s focus on high efficiency and low power consumption mirrors Sequans focus on the same, and our combined technologies will yield a powerful LTE solution.”
Sequans is on track to demonstrate its first LTE solutions in early 2010, in support of pre-commercial operator trials.
About Sequans Communications
Sequans Communications is a 4G chipmaker, supplying LTE and WiMAX chips to equipment manufacturers and mobile operators globally. Founded in 2004 to address the WiMAX opportunity where it is now a global leader, Sequans has recently expanded to address the LTE market. Sequans chips are inside the world’s leading WiMAX networks and will soon be inside the world’s leading LTE networks. Sequans is based in Paris, with additional offices throughout the world, including USA, United Kingdom, Israel, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan. www.sequans.com
Founded in 2007, Dorfour LTD is a fabless semiconductor company developing state of the art, ultra low power mobile silicon solutions for the next generation of cellular devices. www.dorfour.com