Freescale Intros WiMax RF

Freescale has achieved the RF power amplifier performance required for use in WiMax base stations

January 17, 2006

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SAN DIEGO -- With its seventh-generation high-voltage (HV7) RF LDMOS technology, Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE:FSL - News; NYSE:FSL.B - News) has achieved the RF power amplifier performance required for use in WiMAX base stations operating in the 3.5 GHz band. Freescale's achievement marks the first time RF Laterally Diffused Metal Oxide Semiconductor (LDMOS) technology from any manufacturer has met these challenges.

Freescale, which already offers a portfolio of 12V GaAs Pseudomorphic High Electron Mobility Transistor (PHEMT) products, plans to continue development of high-voltage GaAs PHEMT technology that will result in higher-power GaAs devices for use in WiMAX system designs, as well as other applications between 2 GHz and 6 GHz.

By offering power transistors in RF LDMOS and GaAs PHEMT technology, Freescale's RF solutions support virtually any high-power wireless infrastructure application -- with LDMOS performance up to 3.8 GHz and GaAs PHEMT performance up to 6 GHz.

"With the latest advancements in our HV7 RF LDMOS technology, Freescale is well positioned to serve the future of WiMAX and other high-frequency markets," said Gavin P. Woods, vice president and general manager of Freescale's RF Division. "Our high-voltage GaAs technology developments will continue to provide the highest level of efficiency of any competitive products in the marketplace, while extending our infrastructure presence to 6 GHz."

Freescale Semiconductor Inc.

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