ApaceWave to begin volume production of 65nm WiMAX chips in December
Irene Chen, Taipei; Steve Shen, DIGITIMES [Thursday 12 November 2009]
The US-based WiMAX chipmaker ApaceWave Technologies will begin volume production of 65nm WiMAX chips in December and plans to ramp production capacity to 100,000 units a month in the first half of 2010, according to CEO Gwong-Yih Lee.
Lee also expects ApaceWave's monthly output to increase to 200,000-250,000 units in the second half of 2010.
ApaceWave's 65nm WiMAX chips have completed interoperability testing with WiMAX base stations rolled out by a number of telecom equipment providers, including Motorola and Samsung Electronics, and also entered design-in processes with some Taiwan-based WiMAX CPE makers, Lee noted.
An ApaceWave's wholly-own subsidiary in Taiwan has signed a strategic alliance agreement with the SoC Technology Center of the Taiwan government-backed Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) to jointly develop WiMAX applications as well as to push design-in process of WiMAX chips rolled out by ApaceWave, Lee noted.