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Solectek Chooses the Fujitsu WiMAX SoC for its SkyWay-MAX Multiservice Access Systems

The new Solectek fixed broadband wireless platform to provide data, voice and video service delivery with unparalleled link ranges

Fujitsu Semiconductor America Inc.

Boston, MA, October 09, 2006

Solectek Corporation, a leader in the broadband wireless networking industry, and Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA), a leading provider of robust and highly integrated wireline and wireless system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for next-generation networks, today announced that Solectek Corporation has selected the MB87M3550 Fixed WiMAX SoC from Fujitsu Microelectronics as the standard silicon for integration into its new WiMAX-compliant series of SkyWay-MAX base stations and subscriber units.

Solectek has leveraged the Fujitsu SoC’s performance advantages to give its SkyWay-MAX products an unrivalled link range for maximum reach and improved carrier economics. The SkyWay-MAX system will be available in limited quantities at the end of 2006, and will be generally available during the first quarter of 2007.

Solectek’s new SkyWay-MAX products are targeted at competitive and emerging carriers with innovative wireless broadband service offerings, carriers expanding into countries and regions where broadband is unavailable, and wireline carriers expanding into broadband wireless markets.

Solectek’s multipoint fixed broadband wireless access (FBWA) products are based on high-power radios and patented adaptive-polling software, which allow very high data throughput, flexibility, scalability, and security. The SkyWay-MAX base station offers carriers a low-cost entry solution for each new market and the ability to grow capability as business expands.

“We chose the Fujitsu WiMAX SoC for our triple-play WiMAX access systems because it gives us a single, powerful silicon platform for both base station and subscriber units. We wanted a unified architecture, and a mature, proven SoC from a market leader committed to WiMAX success,” said David Gell, VP of Engineering for Solectek. “Fujitsu’s uplink sub-channelization strength also enables us to offer carriers a very scalable system that gracefully accommodates subscriber growth per link without performance compromise, and maximizes return on the carriers’ spectrum investment.”

“This relationship with Solectek is another example of our commitment to deliver great SoC functionality for any market where WiMAX is deployed,” said George Wu, director of marketing for Wireless Products Group of Fujitsu Microelectronics America. “Our quality of service, uplink sub-channelization and two-layer Media Access Control are powerful advantages that help innovative systems vendors like Solectek deliver the performance required by demanding voice, video and data service offerings.”

Solectek will offer short-range, easy-install indoor subscriber units as well as longer-range, maximum-performance outdoor subscriber units to enable flexible deployment models in different markets and applications. Customers can purchase a single-box base station or scale up to a fully redundant 2 x 8 sector system, expanding network capacity as needed.

The Fujitsu WiMAX SoC MB87M3550 supports 1.75MHz up to 20MHz channels, and can operate in TDD or FDD modes with support for all available channel bandwidths. When applying 64QAM modulation in a 20MHz channel and using all 192 sub-carriers, the SoC data rate is capable of reaching up to 75Mbps. The Fujitsu SoC incorporates sophisticated processing power, including a powerful main RISC engine that implements the 802.16 upper-layer MAC, scheduler, drivers, protocol stacks and user application software. A secondary RISC/DSP co-processor executes lower-layer MAC functions, offloading processing from the upper-layer MAC and enhancing total performance.

About Solectek Corporation

Founded in 1989, Solectek has long been a leader in the broadband wireless networking industry. Headquartered in San Diego, Solectek has more than 50,000 installations in over 80 countries since 1997. Solectek manufactures a full line of broadband wireless connectivity solutions operating up to 100 Mbps for enterprise, government, and carrier customers. For details, refer to www.solectek.com.

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

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: October 09, 2006
City: Boston, MA
Company: Solectek Corporation, Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.