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Wavesat, RF Magic Team

MONTREAL -- RF Magic, a fabless semiconductor company at the forefront of highly integrated broadband radio frequency (RF) integrated circuits (IC) and Wavesat, a leading supplier of WiMAX chipsets, software and development tools, announced today that the two companies have partnered to deliver a cost-effective WiMAX mini-PCI module. With a bill of materials under $100, the module has been developed to provide original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and original device manufacturers (ODM) with a quickly deployable WiMAX CPE. The Mini-PCI is available now for volume delivery.

The Mini-PCI design includes Wavesat's DM256 baseband chipset, interfaces, all external filters and components and software in conjunction with RF Magic’s Magic Max™ chipset. The Magic Max super-het multi-band transceiver chipset features multiple VCOs, LNAs and amplifiers on single transmit (RF2000) and receive (RF3000) ICs. The chipset covers all Fixed Service and Unlicensed bands between 2.0 GHz and 3.8 GHz for WiMax and proprietary fixed Broadband Wireless Access modems.

“Delivering this new module with Wavesat is the next logical step for both of our companies,” stated Gordon Schenk, Vice President of Worldwide Sales at RF Magic. “We have very complimentary technologies that combine to deliver a completely integrated, high quality reference design for our customers. We have experienced a great deal of interest in our WiMax products in the last 12 months and now coupled with Wavesat’s digital and system expertise, both companies are well positioned to capitalize on the continued momentum that this market is experiencing.”

Frank Draper, VP Strategic Development for Wavesat commented, “RF Magic’s unique RF and digital communications systems experience combined with RF silicon design expertise gives them the unique capacity to develop highly advanced ICs for cost-effective integration into high-volume consumer platforms. We are delighted to cooperate with RF Magic to offer our customers an advanced, cost-effective WiMAX Mini-PCI module.“

RF Magic Inc.

Wavesat Inc.

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