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Fujitsu Ships the Industry’s First Commercially Available 5.8GHz WiMAX System-on-Chip for Base Stations and Subscriber Units

Texas Instruments, ORZA Networks and Sun Create Use the Fujitsu SoC to Build Solutions for BWA and WiMAX Markets


Sunnyvale, CA, January 17, 2007 — Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) is now shipping its 5.8GHz WiMAX baseband system-on-chip (SoC) to ODM partners and customers worldwide, including solutions provider Texas Instruments, WiMAX systems provider ORZA Networks and WiMAX customer premises maker Sun Create Electronics Co., Ltd.

The 5.8GHz WiMAX SoC from Fujitsu has been based on the WiMAX Forum™ worldwide system profile. The chip has both the performance characteristics and cost-effectiveness to support full base station designs as well as subscriber unit implementations. The Fujitsu SoC, which supports frequencies ranging from 2 to 11GHz in both licensed and unlicensed bands, is now being used in the industry's first commercially available fixed WiMAX CPE supporting the 5.8GHz band.

“As a leading provider of complete, end-to-end solutions for WiMAX infrastructure applications, we are pleased to partner with Fujitsu on WiMAX designs for the unlicensed spectrum,” said Nicolas Salamina, Product Line Manager of Texas Instruments’ High Speed Communications Group. “By coupling our highly flexible RF solutions, with Fujitsu’s capabilities, we believe base station manufacturers will realize the benefit of an optimized solution for 5.8GHz applications.”

“Through our partnership with Fujitsu and TI, ORZA’s product line  ranging from base stations to highly integrated CPE’s and base stations for the 5GHz band  was brought to market swiftly,” stated Basse Bergqvist, CEO of ORZA Networks PLC. “The technology’s cost-effectiveness also enables ORZA to meet market demands for a true, low-cost consumer solution while still maintaining a high performance level and without cutting corners.”

“Our SunMAX5800 CPE has achieved the highest price/performance because of both Fujitsu’s WiMAX SoC and Texas Instrument’s RF chip set,” said Delin Cai, vice president of Sun Create Electronics Co., Ltd. “Their highly integrated solutions allow Sun Create to offer its customers a cost-effective, WiMAX compliant CPE with superior performance.”

“Shipping these market-leading WiMAX SoCs in the 5.8GHz bands to one of the strongest fleets of customers in the industry continues to fulfill our commitment to deliver innovation and momentum to the fixed WiMAX access markets worldwide,” stated George Wu, director of marketing of Fujitsu Microelectronics America. “We look forward to customer adoption and network deployments that can serve millions of underserved subscribers in North and South America, as well as all markets where our partners deliver BWA/WiMAX systems, service and support.”


About Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.

Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) leads the industry in innovation. FMA 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 and 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


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Emi Igarashi

Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.
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Jill Budzynski, Tina Tan

Market Ready Public Relations
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