San Diego – April 22, 2002 – Silicon Wave, Inc., a leading designer and provider of RF communication system components and software based in San Diego, today announced the appointment of MindTree Consulting as an authorized design center through its Connected Solutions Program. MindTree will provide Silicon Wave's customers with the global resources to rapidly develop and market complete Bluetooth solutions using Silicon Wave components. A rapidly growing IT-services company, MindTree is co-headquartered in Somerset, N.J. and Bangalore, India.
"There is great synergy between the strengths of Silicon Wave and MindTree," said Chi-Shin Wang, chairman and CEO for PalmMicro Communications, Inc., a leading developer of System-on-Chip solutions enabling products in communications, digital imaging and audio markets. "We are actively engaged with MindTree using their superior integration services and software to develop several current projects featuring Silicon Wave's second-generation of low power Bluetooth RF ICs."
The collaboration between MindTree and Silicon Wave will accelerate the time to market for a variety of Bluetooth solutions which can be incorporated into devices such as wireless headsets, printers, mobile phones, PDAs, digital cameras, set top boxes, and PC peripherals.
"This alliance fosters highly integrated products, making design implementation faster, easier and less costly for OEMs," said Janakiraman president and CEO, Technology Business for MindTree Consulting. "By utilizing Silicon Wave's industry-leading Bluetooth chipsets, MindTree will significantly advance the time to market for customer's products and further enable the development and production of Bluetooth devices."
"MindTree Consulting's extensive experience in the wireless sector, especially related to Bluetooth hardware and software integration, makes them a natural selection as a Silicon Wave authorized design center," said Jarvis Tou, vice president of marketing and product management for Silicon Wave. "The breadth of MindTree's services will help OEMs quickly develop innovative products based on Silicon Wave's broad portfolio of low-power, small-size Bluetooth ICs."
MindTree Consulting is an international IT consulting company that delivers affordable business solutions through global software development. Co-headquartered in Somerset, NJ and Bangalore, India, the company approaches technology initiatives in a business context, with the industry knowledge of a seasoned management team and employees exceptionally skilled in technology, business analysis and project management. MindTree Consulting is structured into two business units that focus on software development: a technology business creating embedded software for next generation network equipment; and an enterprise business designing applications to help companies succeed using information technology. MindTree is an Associate Member of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group. The company's website is located at www.mindtree.com.
About Silicon Wave, Inc.
Based in San Diego, Silicon Wave designs and produces RF communication system components that consistently deliver superior user experience. Silicon Wave products and services include radio modems, baseband processors, software solutions and a Baseband IP Licensing Program for Bluetooth wireless communications, and a complete line of silicon tuners for cable modems and digital set-top boxes. Founded in 1997, the company was the first to deliver a fully qualified, single-chip radio modem for Bluetooth communications and first to achieve Bluetooth Specification Version 1.1 qualification for its products. Silicon Wave is an Associate Member of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group. The company's Web site is located at www.siliconwave.com.
The diamond logo design is a registered trademark and Silicon Wave and the SiW product name prefix are trademarks of Silicon Wave, Inc. Bluetooth is a trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., U.S.A. and licensed to Silicon Wave, Inc. All other product, service and company names are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.
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