17 /PRNewswire/ -- Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA), Fujitsu
Microelectronics Europe (FME), and Hopling Technologies announced today
that they will ship their jointly-produced Linux-based WiMAX baseband
system-on-chip (SoC) reference kits to ODM customers.
Hopling Technologies and Fujitsu announced in September 2006 (see a
related press release announced on September 6, 2006) that they would
collaborate on a Linux-based Hopling Board Support Package designed to make
it easier for equipment manufacturers to add innovative applications to the
standards-based Fujitsu solution. The reference kit, which includes a
reference board utilizing the highly integrated MB87M3550 WiMAX SoC,
software package and operating manual, will be available from Fujitsu in
"This reference kit very effectively leverages Hopling Technologies'
software and Fujitsu's SoC," stated Manfred Mettendorff, U.S. based senior
marketing manager for Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe. "Fujitsu is the
first company to address the growing need for embedding WiMAX baseband SoC
into our customers' Linux-based wireless equipment. We believe this will
spur development worldwide and decrease time-to-market for our customers'
"Hopling Technologies is deeply committed to helping businesses across
the world realize the benefit and full potential of WiMAX," said Ivo van
Ling, Chief Technology Officer of Hopling Technologies. "This joint Linux
project with Fujitsu is an extremely important project and it's a milestone
in Hopling Technologies' Linux-based WiMAX product strategy that will allow
companies to roll out seamless broadband wireless systems."
"The shipping of the Linux WiMAX Board Packages is a successful outcome
of the expanded relationship of Hopling Technologies and Fujitsu," stated
Rudger van Brenk, who was recently appointed Director Research and added to
the Management Board of Hopling Technologies. "Together, we have managed to
develop a product that is state-of-the-art and future-proof for companies
wishing to launch their own WiMAX product-line."
Additional information about the topology and applications served by
Hopling Technologies Wireless Broadband Access solutions, and its direction
on fixed and mobile WiMAX architectures, can be found in the
newly-published Hopling Technologies Case Study, available at:
About Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.
Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) leads the industry in
innovation. Fujitsu provides high-quality, reliable semiconductor products
and services for the networking, communications, automotive, security and
other markets throughout North and South America. As a founding member and
current board member of the WiMAX Forum(TM), Fujitsu supports the standards
development and compliance programs that are essential to successful
Broadband Wireless deployment. Fujitsu provides performance-driven WiMAX
solutions by leveraging the company's experience and expertise in the
networking and communications markets. Fujitsu offers flexible WiMAX SoC
and reference designs for WiMAX-certifiable systems to equipment vendors.
For more product information, please visit the company's web site at
http://us.fujitsu.com/micro/wimax or address e-mail to
About Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe
Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe (FME) is a major supplier of
semiconductor products. The company provides advanced systems solutions to
the automotive, digital TV, mobile telephony, networking and industrial
markets. Engineers from design centres dedicated to microcontrollers,
mixed-signal, wireless, FRAM, multi-media ICs and ASIC products work
closely with FME's marketing and sales teams throughout Europe to help
satisfy customers' system development requirements. This solutions approach
is supported by a broad range of advanced semiconductor devices, IP and
building blocks as well as leading-edge Plasma Display Panels. For more
information visit Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe's website at
About Hopling Technologies
Hopling Technologies is a global leader in IP-based wireless networking
equipment for enterprises, operators and service providers. The company
delivers carrier-grade hotspot solutions and proven meshed network
solutions suitable for metropolitan area networks, wireless local area
networks, the last mile, wireless connectivity, mobile broadband solutions,
video surveillance, IP-based cellular phones (VoIP) and event-based
solutions. Hopling Technologies is fulfilling the potential of the new
generation WiMAX end-to-end solutions through its HopMAX(TM) product
portfolio. Hopling Technologies is an active member of the WiMAX Forum.
More information is available on www.hopling.com .
NOTE: HopMAX is a trademark or registered trademark of Hopling
Technologies. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective holder(s).
SOURCE Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.