GigOptix, Inc. (GIG: Quote), a supplier of semiconductor and optical components, said Tuesday that it has signed a license agreement with IBM (IBM: Quote) to leverage IBM's silicon germanium millimeterwave transceiver technology with GigOptix's E-band wireless solutions portfolio.
This portforlio includes the newly released advanced E-band power amplifier.
IBM's SiGe technology was developed and enabled by contributions from researchers at IBM's Haifa Research Lab in Israel.
This technology provides GigOptixportfolio with a proven, scalable and highly integrated silicon germanium RF platform which the company intends to leverage in a number of directions and bring an innovative, full suite of technology to the market to enable transforming cost efficient and revolutionary integrated E-band transceiver products.
Andrea Betti-Berutto, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of GigOptix, said, "SiGe enables much lower power, smaller size and much higher levels of integration to the current gallium arsenide solutions in the market."
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