SkyCross, Beceem Team on Integrated WiMAX Solutions

SkyCross, a global wireless company providing antenna-centric RF solutions, announced a partnership with Beceem Communications to provide complete, integrated WiMAX solutions for last-mile broadband connectivity. The bundling of Beceem chipsets and SkyCross antennas provides superior performance while shortening and simplifying the design process to reduce time to market and associated costs. The convenient, one-stop RF solution is versatile, providing device manufacturers with the freedom to enable WiMAX on a wide range of mobile platforms.

The partnership brings together two leading innovators in the developing WiMAX market. Beceem commercially offers a chipset solution suitable for mobile, portable, and fixed applications for the approved IEEE 802.16E standard. SkyCross designed and manufactured the first antennas for Samsung PC cards sold in South Korea for WiBro, a WiMAX-compliant offering. Together, the two companies offer unparalleled commercial experience in the rapidly growing WiMAX market worldwide.

“The combined offering from Beceem and SkyCross sets an industry benchmark for high performance and low power consumption for WiMAX systems,” said David Patterson, Vice President of Marketing at Beceem Communications. “We are pleased to offer an optimized solution with SkyCross, a fellow pioneer in the WiMAX market.”

“This partnership is an important strategic step as SkyCross extends its position in the WiMAX arena,” said Dr. Chris Morton, CEO of SkyCross. “We are delighted to partner with Beceem to provide superior products during this crucial market stage.”

About SkyCross
SkyCross is a global wireless company providing antenna-centric RF solutions to the mobile phone, home entertainment, and computing industries. These high-performance solutions bundle patented technologies, antenna products, and advisory services to streamline the design cycle, empowering device manufacturers to develop winning consumer electronics products and get them to market faster and easier. The company’s frequency-agile, protocol-independent technologies are key enablers in delivering advanced voice, data, video, and location services to a wide variety of very small devices. Founded in 2000, SkyCross is ISO 9001 certified and offers a full range of solutions from its facilities in Florida (USA), South Korea, and China.