BRISTOL, England, January 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Icera Inc., the Mobile Broadband semiconductor company, today announced strong year-on-year growth for 2009, with fourth quarter 2009 revenues approximately 4x that of the same quarter in 2008, representing the company's sixth successive quarter of growth. Icera is continuing to extend global market share for its chipsets, which are used in high performance, high speed Mobile Broadband devices such as USB modem sticks, embedded modules for netbooks and eReaders and future SmartPhones.
Stan Boland, President & CEO of Icera Inc., said: 'Multiple, major Mobile Network Operators specified Icera chipsets for Mobile Broadband devices in 2009. That's because our advanced soft modem technology is the most effective way to maximize live network user data rates, simultaneously supporting strong subscriber demand and quality of service. With more product companies making Icera-based devices available every quarter, using our technology is now a simple and viable choice. We were also pleased to achieve our first voice-qualified product in 2009, signaling our intention to take our technology into the SmartPhone market in the future.'
During the last quarter of 2009 several customers began shipping Icera-powered devices at 14Mbps, a doubling of peak data rates for users and a major node for many operators in 2010. Icera is now sampling its 21Mbps HSPA+ modem technology, uniquely by way of a software enhancement for the same chipset.
Icera is a private fabless semiconductor company, pioneering high performance, low power, soft modem chipsets for the fast growing mobile broadband device market. Icera technology delivers the highest performance modem solutions for USB dongles, datacards, laptops, mobile internet devices and smartphones. Founded in 2002, Icera is headquartered in the UK, with design locations in the UK, France, the USA and China and customer engineering and sales offices in Asia, Europe and the USA. For more information, visit the Icera web site at http://www.icerasemi.com.
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