IRVINE, USA: RFaxis, a fabless semiconductor company focused on innovative, next-generation RF solutions for the wireless and connectivity markets, announced that Taiwan-based CeraMicro Technology Corp. has chosen RFaxis' RF Front-end Integrated Circuits (RFeICs) for integration into its System-in-Package (SiP) solutions for Zigbee and WLAN.
CeraMicro is the leading solution provider of Zigbee, WLAN, and Bluetooth SiPs and RF modules. CeraMicro's Zigbee modules (eZigbee) are widely used in various applications including asset management, energy management, monitoring & sensoring, lighting, security, HVAC, home care, utility metering, thermostats, consumer electronics remote controls, PC peripherals, and audio devices. Its RF SiP solutions are used in Wi-Fi 802.11n/a/b/g modules and Bluetooth modules.
According to Lincoln Tseng, CeraMicro's president and general manager: "After carefully evaluating many different RF front-end solutions, we found RFaxis' innovative RFeICs to be the best of the best, delivering upon the company's promise of a true high performance, single-chip, single-die, BiCMOS device and changing the way we have viewed RF front-end solutions."
CeraMicro has designed RFaxis' RFX2401 and RFX2402 RFeICs into its eZigbee and SiP RF modules, respectively. RFaxis' single-chip, single-die, RFeICs are poised to replace conventional larger, multi-die front-end modules.
Leveraging BiCMOS technology, RFaxis' chips are designed to reduce the complexity of wireless designs, lower manufacturing costs via a smaller footprint and reduced bill of materials cost, accelerate time to market, provide superior performance for a competitive advantage, and are ultra low power to offer improved power efficiency over conventional front-end module technologies.
"CeraMicro is a SiP pioneer, and their relationships with and exposure to top-tier OEMS make them an ideal partner for RFaxis," noted Mike Neshat, president and CEO of RFaxis. "We anticipate a truly synergistic relationship with CeraMicro moving forward, as we work together to improve performance, reduce cost and accelerate time to market for OEMs."
Full production of CeraMicro's SiPs and RF modules utilizing RFaxis' RFeICs will commence in Q1 2010, and in significant volumes.