Alereon Partners with Jazz Semi for USB Transceiver

February 02, 2005 by Jeff Shepard

Jazz Semiconductor Inc. (Newport Beach, CA) announced that Alereon Inc. has selected it as its foundry partner for its highly integrated, ultra-wideband transceiver for wireless universal serial bus (USB) applications. Alereon used Jazz Semi's high-volume, silicon germanium BiCMOS (SiGe BiCMOS) process to enable a cost-effective solution in a 7 mm x 7 mm package.

"Jazz Semiconductor is proud to enable customers, like Alereon, with technology and design platforms that contribute to successful products in exciting new areas," said Jazz Semiconductor CTO and CMO Paul Kempf.

"Today's announcement is an important step on the path to delivering our complete Ultrawideband Wireless USB solution. We are proud to have a foundry partner such as Jazz Semiconductor manufacturing our transceiver in their high-density SiGe process," said Alereon Chief Executive Officer Eric Broockman.