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Fujitsu Microelectronics Joins Cisco to Demonstrate First Multi-Vendor Interoperability Using Mobile WiMAX with Beamforming, MIMO

WiMAX World Demo Features Adaptive Beamforming, Boosting Transmission Range and Indoor Penetration

Fujitsu Semiconductor America Inc.

Sunnyvale, CA, September 17, 2008

Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) will team up with Cisco on the industry’s first multi-vendor demonstration of interoperable video streaming using mobile WiMAX with beamforming and multiple input/multiple output (MIMO) capabilities at WiMAX World in Chicago, September 30 - October 2.

In booth 622, Fujitsu, a global leader in WiMAX technology, will demonstrate video streaming using the Cisco BWX8300 WiMAX base station and the Fujitsu customer premise equipment (CPE). In the demonstration, multiple video streaming and ftp files will be wirelessly transferred between the Cisco WiMAX base station and the Fujitsu USB dongle.

Fujitsu will also feature commercial products developed by the company’s ODM partners, which are powered by the Fujitsu mobile WiMAX chipset. The chipset includes the Fujitsu MB86K21, a one-chip MAC and PHY mixed signal baseband SoC, and the MB86K71 RF module, which incorporates an RF-IC, antenna switches, a power amplifier, filters, and an oscillator circuit. (See the June 16, 2008, press release: http://www.fujitsu.com/us/news/pr/fma_20080616.html.)

Another live demonstration features a Fujitsu base station transmitting real-time video from a web camera linking the base station and the CPE.

The interoperability demonstration with Cisco showcases how adaptive beamforming with MIMO technology is implemented on a mobile WiMAX (802.16e) network. It's estimated that WiMAX systems with adaptive beamforming will double system capacity, while offering up to twice the coverage of simple WiMAX networks in a fully mobile setting.

About Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.

Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) leads the industry in innovation. Fujitsu provides high-quality, reliable semiconductor products and services for the networking, communications, automotive, security and other markets throughout North and South America. As a founding member and current board member of the WiMAX Forum™, Fujitsu supports the standards development and compliance programs that are essential to successful Broadband Wireless deployment. Fujitsu provides performance-driven WiMAX solutions by leveraging the company's experience and expertise in the networking and communications markets. Fujitsu offers flexible WiMAX SoC and reference designs for WiMAX-certifiable systems to equipment vendors. For more product information, please visit the company's web site at http://us.fujitsu.com/micro/WiMAX or please address e-mail to inquiry.bwa@fma.fujitsu.com

Press Contact - FMA

Emi Igarashi

Phone: Phone: 408-737-5647
E-mail: E-mail: eigarash@fma.fujitsu.com
Company:Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.


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Date: September 17, 2008
City: Sunnyvale, CA
Company: Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.