Wavesat, Compal to Develop Mobile WiMAX USB Dongle with Odyssey 8500

Wavesat, a leading supplier of Broadband Wireless semiconductor solutions, announced that Compal Communications, Inc. (CCI), a leading ODM for handheld devices, has selected Wavesat to co-develop products for its Mobile WiMAX product line, starting with a USB Dongle. The collaboration between the two companies will leverage Wavesat’s multimode Odyssey 8500 4G Broadband chipset, providing access to multiple broadband wireless technologies including WiMAX Wave2, XG-PHS, WiFi and seamless migration to LTE.

The Odyssey 8500 chipset from Wavesat is powered by a unique 4G multi-core architecture incorporating multiple ultra low power DSPs, offering flexibility, high performance and low power consumption, without any tradeoff. The SOC manufactured using advanced Embedded DRAM technology requires no external memory, thus saving customers valuable real estate, cost and power consumption for very small form-factor portable and mobile applications such as wireless USB dongle, mobile handsets and other consumer electronic devices.

“We are pleased to be working with Wavesat to deliver WiMAX Wave 2 solutions with advanced functionality and low power consumption,” said Marketson Ma, Chief Product Manager for Compal Communications. “Wavesat’s multimode architecture meets our goals for being the leader in providing innovative 4G Broadband Wireless terminal solutions to the market.”

“Compal Communications is a company that can turn innovations into wireless reality very rapidly and we are extremely happy to have been chosen as a Mobile WiMAX technology partner and chipset supplier,” said, Raj Singh, President and CEO for Wavesat. “Our Odyssey family of products offers unique multimode capabilities which can easily be adapted to support today’s Broadband Wireless technologies, and offer a seamless migration path to future 4G standards.”

About the Odyssey 8500 Chipset
The Odyssey 8500 chipset from Wavesat is powered by a unique 4G multi-core architecture incorporating multiple ultra low power DSPs, offering flexibility, high performance and low power consumption, without any tradeoff. The SOC manufactured using advanced Embedded DRAM technology requires no external memory, thus saving customers valuable real estate, cost and power consumption for very small form-factor portable and mobile applications such as wireless USB dongle, mobile handsets and other consumer electronic devices.

About Compal Communications
Compal Communications Inc. (CCI) is the worldwide no.1 handheld device ODM manufacturer. Its major product lines include feature phones, smart phones/PDA phones, GPS devices, etc. As Taiwan’s no.1 handset company, CCI’s HQ is located in Taipei, Taiwan and CCI has a manufacturing facility in Nan Jing, China.

About Wavesat
Wavesat is a global leader in mobile broadband, providing advanced semiconductor solutions to the world’s leading carrier and mobile device manufacturers to deploy future-proof broadband services and products. With award winning technology, Wavesat delivers silicon that enables customers to deploy multiple Broadband Wireless technologies such as WiMAX Wave2, WiFi, and XG-PHS today and to migrate seamlessly to future 4G technologies such as LTE. Wavesat is a principal member of the WiMAX Forum®.

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