Positions its Bluetooth Baseband Controller, BlueWiz 1.2, for an easier and faster integration into silicon chips and productsBangalore, India, September 20, 2004
: MindTree Consulting, a leading Bluetooth IP provider, today forecast that there would be an increase in the demand for integration of Bluetooth technology with product domains such as GPS, Wi-Fi, GSM/CDMA, etc. Recent market trends indicate that Bluetooth was fast emerging as a popular technology among the consumers.
Commenting on the recent announcement from Ericsson on restructuring their Bluetooth activities, MindTree Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President - R&D Services, Vinod Deshmukh said, “Today, Bluetooth has matured into mainstream technology and this development further increases business opportunities to provide Bluetooth Controller silicon IP to semiconductors and chip vendors.” Emphasizing MindTree’s strength in Bluetooth, he added, “MindTree, with its leadership in Bluetooth solution areas, can address the needs of the ever demanding customers. We offer silicon-proven, version 1.2 Bluetooth Controller IP with flexible licensing terms to our customers.”
MindTree’s Bluetooth solutions include the complete suite - Bluetooth Baseband Controller and Firmware (BlueWiz 1.2); Bluetooth Software (EtherMind 1.2 - Upper Layer Stack and Profiles); Bluetooth Protocol Tester, Reference Designs and a host of Bluetooth-based design and customization services.
“BlueWiz 1.2 is ideal for integration into Application Specific Silicon Products (ASSPs) and chips, with features such as high portability, low power consumption and configurable to different hardware and software platforms. As there is a growing demand for Bluetooth in markets such as mobile phones, headsets, automotive, we expect increased activity among the product vendors to compete on features and cost parameters. This would eventually lead to integration of Bluetooth into a single-chip solution,” said Dr. Raghunath Govindachari, MindTree Director of Bluetooth Program.
MindTree has sold more than 25 different Bluetooth licenses in the last three years and its IPs are shipped with the products of global silicon vendors. MindTree’s IPs integrate into Silicon on Chips (SoCs), cell phones, computer mice and keyboards, headsets/hands-free products and many more products of leading brand names in USA, Japan, Europe and Asia Pacific. MindTree also offers its world-class, design-engineering services to build prototypes for Bluetooth-enabled devices, leveraging its global delivery model and technology expertise to help clients bring their products to market faster.
MindTree Consulting is an international IT company that delivers affordable business and technology 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 develops applications to help companies enhance their enterprise operations. The company also delivers R&D services and designs re-usable building blocks for hi-tech companies. MindTree is the world's youngest company to be assessed at Level 5 in both CMMi and P-CMM. In August 2003, MindTree was ranked among the top 3 in the IT industry in the Best Employers in India 2003 Survey conducted by Hewitt Associates. Please visit www.mindtree.com