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Fujitsu and Staccato Communications Partner to Offer All-CMOS Single-Chip Wireless USB

Fujitsu Limited,Staccato Communications, Inc.

Tokyo and San Diego, January 05, 2005

Fujitsu Limited and Staccato Communications, Inc. today announced a partnership under which they will provide all-CMOS, single-chip wireless universal serial bus (USB) and ultra-wideband (UWB) solutions for the global marketplace.

CMOS single-chip wireless USB products are compliant with Multiband OFDM Alliance (MBOA) UWB specifications. Sampling of these chips from Fujitsu and Staccato Communications is scheduled for 2005, moving the companies closer to volume production and commercialization of these chips, targeting the consumer PC, digital home appliance, and mobile phone markets.

"Integration is the key to competitive products. Having chosen Fujitsu's advanced process CMOS technology from the outset, Staccato Communications is leading the industry with single-chip wireless USB solutions," said Joji Murakami, Group Senior Vice President, LSI Group of Fujitsu Limited. "Fujitsu aims to achieve further integration of wireless USB functionality into ASIC system-on-chips (SoC), utilizing its design capabilities. By partnering with Staccato Communications, our goal is to provide customers with optimal wireless USB/UWB technology-based solutions."

Fujitsu will offer its SoC/ASSP together with Staccato Communication's UWB products as part of its next-generation wireless USB/UWB technology-based solutions to its customers, enabling them to develop state-of-the-art products with wireless USB capabilities.

"Perhaps one of the best decisions we have made at Staccato was our choice of Fujitsu's process technology," said Roberto Aiello, founder and CTO, Staccato Communications. "For digital-centric designs like wireless USB, Fujitsu's process technologies and a rich set of libraries and IPs have tremendous advantages, and the real benefit is in how well Fujitsu's process technology and libraries are optimized to handle high-speed RF circuit designs embedded along with the digital."

Fujitsu and Staccato Communications will leverage the partnership to deliver to their customers value-added, next-generation wireless USB/UWB technology-based solutions that comply with MBOA UWB specifications to mutually grow and promote the companies' business in the wireless USB/UWB global markets.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting technologies, highly reliable computing and communications platforms, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen (US$45 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2004.
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About Staccato Communications

Staccato Communications is a Wireless USB and ultrawideband (UWB) wireless communications pioneer based in San Diego, Calif. The fabless semiconductor company serves the consumer electronics, personal computing and mobile phone industries with single-chip all-CMOS wireless solutions and places a strong emphasis on wireless USB applications. Founded in 2002 by industry veterans who have pioneered UWB technology since 1996, Staccato also has an experienced engineering team that has built several of the only high-speed CMOS RF silicon devices shipping in volume today. For more information, please visit

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Date: 05 January, 2005
City: Tokyo and San Diego
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