ELECTRONICS: RFaxis, a fabless semiconductor company focused on innovative, next-generation RF solutions for the wireless and connectivity markets, recently unveiled its next-generation pure CMOS RF Front-end Integrated Circuits (RFeIC) platform to complement its current BiCMOS RFeIC platform used to enable its portfolio of fully integrated, single-chip, single-die RF front-end solutions.RFaxis’ platforms are essentially RF architectural templates that allow the company to quickly spin-up new RF front-end solutions for compelling market opportunities for battery-operated wireless devices and for wireless devices with a continuous power supply. The new pure CMOS platform is architected for standard and proven 0.18 and 0.25 micron CMOS processes, and for abundant and inexpensive CMOS silicon material, making the next-generation RFeICs based on this platform reliable and cost-effectively manufactured.
The RFaxis BiCMOS RFeIC product lines available for delivery in early 2010 will be unveiled in time for the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show in January. More information regarding the RFaxis CMOS RFeIC product roadmap and delivery timetable is forthcoming.
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