Redpine Signals Selected as a 2012 Red Herring Top 100 Americas Tech Startup Winner Redpine honored for its innovations in the wireless and machine-to-machine space

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Redpine Signals, Inc., a leading developer of ultra-low-power, high-performance multi-standard wireless chipsets and systems, today announced it is a recipient of Red Herring's Top 100 Americas Award, a prestigious accolade honoring the year's most promising technology companies from the Americas.

Redpine is an established wireless and machine-to-machine technology company that creates highly differentiated chipsets and modules for emerging RF environments at home, in the enterprise and on the go. Its recently announced Quali-Fi 802.11ac sets the industry standard for wireless chipsets to enhance the user experience in the multimedia streaming, cloud-based services and "Internet of Things" markets.

"Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat," said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. "After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across North America to the Top 100 Winners. We believe Redpine Signals embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Redpine Signals should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was very strong."

Red Herring's editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy, and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track record and standing of startups relative to their sector peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the "buzz" and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models in Americas.

"By focusing on our R&D instead of developing silicon over the past decade, we're able to provide highly differentiated products," said Venkat Mattela, Chairman and CEO of Redpine Signals. "This recognition validates the effectiveness of our market strategy. We feel privileged to be selected as a winner of this award, and look forward to continuing to expand into new markets by delivering the cutting edge wireless solutions."

Red Herring's Top 100 Americas list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live and work.

About Red Herring
Red Herring is a global media company which unites the world's best high technology innovators, venture investors and business decision makers in a variety of forums: a leading innovation magazine, an online daily technology news service, technology newsletters and major events for technology leaders around the globe. Red Herring provides an insider's access to the global innovation economy, featuring unparalleled insights on the emerging technologies driving the economy. For more information, visit www.redherring.com.

About Redpine Signals, Inc.
Headquartered in San Jose, California, Redpine Signals, Inc., is a fabless semiconductor and wireless system solutions company focusing on innovative, ultra-low-power and high-performance products for next-generation wireless applications. Redpine was founded in 2001 and was the first in the industry to launch an ultra low power and low-cost single-stream 802.11n chipset in late 2007. Again, in 2009 Redpine pioneered the adoption of self-contained 802.11n modules into the then emerging M2M market. Redpine offers chipsets, modules and solutions covering multiple market segments including industrial, consumer electronics, medical, mobile, PC, and smart energy. Its technology portfolio includes multi-stream 802.11n, 802.11ac, BT4.0 and mobile WiMax (802.16e). The company has more than 150 employees worldwide. For more information on Redpine products, visit http://www.redpinesignals.com/ or contact Redpine at info@redpinesignals.com.

Contact Information
Fran Bosecker
fbosecker@pr-vantage.com
(845)536-1416

Venkat Mattela
Venkat.mattela@redpinesignals.com
(408)748-3385 x207

Redpine Signals, the Redpine logo, Lite-Fi, Maxi-Fi and Quali-Fi are registered trademarks of Redpine Signals, Inc. All other company names, products and logos are registered trademarks of their respective companies.

SOURCE Redpine Signals, Inc.



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