Nanoradio supplies "Always ON WiFi" TM for Sharp
Fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) using dual mode cellular/Wi-Fi handsets is set to be a rapidly developing market in Japan and low power Wi-Fi modules with high data throughput is a critical enabling technology for this application. The partnership takes advantage of combining Sharps’ expertise in providing module solutions to the wireless market and Nanoradio’s background as a fabless semiconductor company specialised in complete solutions, chipsets and system software, for Wi-Fi applications. Nanoradio's NRX700/2 - "Always On WiFi"TM - is a highly integrated WLAN 802.11b/g chipset with a very low foot-print and with embedded firmware and drivers.
The Nanoradio NRX700/2 Wi-Fi chipset offers fully tested 802.11b/g functionality, fully WiFi certified, featuring ultra-low power consumption (doubling of the standby time compared to other standard dual Wi-Fi / cellular phone offerings), on-chip power management, Bluetooth co-existence, FMCA/UMA compliance and support for both hosted and embedded solutions. The power amplifier (PA) and cellular RF filter are both built in. Another major advantage is an optimised algorithm for data, voice and Hi-Fi stereo audio.
"Sharp approved Nanoradio for its power efficient design and high integration level. The Nanoradio WLAN subsystem is the best in its class and will make very attractive offerings in our product portfolio" said Mr. Ryutaro Egawa, Sharp Corporation.
“We are proud that Sharp approved Nanoradio as one of WiFi provider” says Tord Wingren, President and CEO of Nanoradio. He continues: “Sharp is a leading company in Japan and a global manufacturer of wireless devices and components which perfectly complements our integrated WiFi chipset expertise.” Thomas Rex, VP Sales adds: “This is further evidence that Nanoradio has the leading WiFi technology and products for Tier 1 mobile device manufacturers.”
About, Sharp Corporation
Sharp Corporation is a worldwide developer of innovative products and core technologies that play a key role in shaping the future of electronics. As a leader in liquid crystal displays (LCDs) and digital technologies, Sharp offers one of the broadest and most advanced lines of consumer electronics, information products and electronic components, while also creating new network businesses.
Sharp Corporation employs 59,800 people in the world (as of May 31, 2009) and recorded consolidated annual sales of 2,847,227 million yen for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009.
For more information, please visit Sharp’s Web site at http://sharp-world.com/index.html.
About Nanoradio AB
Nanoradio AB design semiconductors with wireless capability for the cellular and handheld market where buying decisions relate to power consumption, physical size, and total cost for customers. Nanoradio has developed the most integrated circuits which bring outstanding WLAN capabilities into mobile phones and consumer multimedia electronics. Nanoradio´s Wi-Fi chips target a range of applications, including mobile phones, wireless network cameras for home surveillance, Portable Media Players and gaming devices.
Another big area for Nanoradio is the growing fixed-mobile convergence market with dual-mode WiFi phones for voice and data.
The company was founded in March 2004 and it is a "fabless" company which means that all manufacturing is outsourced. Nanoradio has a team of around 60 people with extensive experience from the cellular and wireless industry as well as semiconductor industry and start-ups. The head-quarter is in Kista, Sweden and with sales offices in Korea, Japan, Taiwan and USA.
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Tord Wingren, CEO & President, mobile phone +46 705 5900567, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Information on the company may be found on the World Wide Web at www.nanoradio.com.