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WeASIC And MixComm Announce Strategic Collaboration on mmWave ICs for 5G and Satellite Communications
CHATHAM, NEW JERSEY and ATHENS, GREECE | June 7, 2021 – WeASIC Microelectronics, the world leader in mmWave Analog and Mixed-Signal IP, and MixComm, the mmWave Antennas to Algorithms™ pioneer, have entered into a strategic collaboration on next generation products for 5G networks and satellite communications.
Through this partnership, WeASIC will design and license specific critical IP blocks to MixComm that will be used in the company’s new product line of beamforming transceivers for 5G applications. WeASIC will leverage its vast experience in RFSOI foundry processes and mmWave design to deliver state-of-the-art technology that offers unparalleled performance in terms of noise performance, power consumption, package integration and design stability over all PVT conditions up to 82 GHz.
WeASIC consistently pushes the envelope in mmWave RFIC technology by delivering complex SOC IPs that comprise multiple transceivers including Fractional-N PLLs, co-integrated with complicated digital cores. WeASIC’s proven track record can guarantee first pass silicon success for any design up to edges of the mmWave spectrum.
MixComm is the fabless semiconductor company developing transformative mmWave solutions for the 5G and satellite communications industries. Having recently joined the OpenRF Association, MixComm plans to expand its offering of best-in-class front-end ICs with the help of key partnerships such as WeASIC.
“We are thrilled with the prospects of this partnership as Mixcomm is one of the most innovative semiconductor companies in 5G,” said Dr. Emmanouil Metaxakis, co-founder and CEO of WeASIC. “It is a privilege to have them as a customer and a great recognition of WeASIC’s leadership position in IP for mmWave applications. This is only the beginning of a strategic relationship that will bear significant benefits for both companies in the years to come.”
Dr. Arun Natarajan, VP of RF Technology at MixComm said on the partnership with WeASIC, “It has been a pleasure to work with WeASIC towards realizing best-in-class 5G and SatCom arrays. WeASIC’s proven IP performance, RFSOI experience and quick design cycles have shortened time-to-market for our mmWave products. We look forward to a continued partnership with WeASIC as we expand and deepen our mmWave product portfolio”.
WeASIC develops and markets mmWave Analog and Mixed-Signal IP for 5G backhaul, Automotive RADARs and Satellite Radios. WeASIC’s world class design team has a strong record of successfully delivering first-pass silicon for the most challenging design specifications in performance, power consumption and silicon area. WeASIC’s IP is in production with multiple customers world-wide, including some of the largest names in the industry sectors we serve. WeASIC was founded in 2014 and is based in Athens, Greece. For more information, please visit www.weasic.com.
MixComm, based in Chatham, N.J., is the leading mmWave Antennas to Algorithms™ company developing transformative solutions for emerging wireless applications and markets. MixComm was co-founded in 2017 by Dr. Harish Krishnaswamy of Columbia University’s Engineering School and Frank Lane, formerly Senior Director at Flarion Technologies and Vice President of Technology for Qualcomm. The company’s technology is based on breakthroughs from Dr. Krishnaswamy’s CoSMIC lab at Columbia University and is funded by Kairos Ventures. For more information, visit www.mixcomm.com.