SOURCE: Axiom Microdevices Inc.

July 10, 2006 07:00 ET

Axiom Microdevices Expands Sales Channels Into Europe and Asia-Pacific

Developer of World's Only Fully Integrated PA for Quad-Band GSM/GPRS Mobile Phones Reinforces Company's Sales Focus on Handset Manufacturers in Europe and Asia-Pacific

IRVINE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 10, 2006 -- Axiom Microdevices Inc., provider of the world's first and only fully integrated complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) power amplifiers (PA), has formed Axiom Microdevices Europe Ltd. and appointed Alex Lloyd as the director of business development for Europe. In addition, Axiom Microdevices has engaged MJL Technology Ltd., a leading supplier of semiconductor and IT solutions, to represent and distribute its products in the South Korean region.

"Axiom Microdevices is advancing our geographic breadth to support the deployment of our breakthrough CMOS-based PAs," said Donald McClymont, vice president, marketing, Axiom Microdevices. "The appointment of Alex Lloyd and engagement with MJL will allow us to grow our worldwide customer base by fully engaging in these countries and regions."

Axiom Microdevices Europe is based in the United Kingdom and will serve all European customers. At the helm is Alex Lloyd, who brings to Axiom Microdevices approximately 25 years of experience in mobile communications.

Early in his career, Lloyd gained experience at PA Consulting, where he undertook a variety of assignments that included working with semiconductor vendors during the development of GSM. During this period, he contributed to the standardization of half-rate and enhanced full-rate coding standards within ETSI as well as undertaking developments in DECT, PMR and GSM handset and basestation products. In 1995, Lloyd was made a member of the PA Consulting management team and led the signal processing group. In 1999, Lloyd helped to spin off UbiNetics from PA Consulting and undertook responsibility for the GSM business. He also held additional responsibilities at UbiNetics, directing research and development, 2G product management and 3G IP licensing.

Headquartered in Seoul, Korea, MJL Technology is a global provider of cellular, digital consumer, telecommunications and IT solutions. Founded in 1988, MJL's continued success is based on its endless pursuit of providing the most innovative and complete technology solutions through world-class sales and technical support, design services, purchasing and logistics support, to its broad base of customers. MJL will serve accounts in South Korea.

"Axiom Microdevices' leading-edge products coupled with MJL's expertise and strong position in the cellular market create the perfect combination for success in the Korean market," said James Lim, executive vice president, MJL. "Axiom Microdevices' technological breakthroughs offer extraordinary value to the wireless handset market with a level of innovation rarely seen."

About Axiom Microdevices Inc.

With its innovations in radio frequency (RF) design using mainstream Complimentary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) process technology, Axiom Microdevices has established itself as a leader in semiconductors for wireless communications. It is the first and only company to offer cellular phone power amplifiers (PAs) that are fully integrated on a CMOS die. By using CMOS for the PA, Axiom Microdevices' technology enables a level of system integration that was not possible previously. Its innovative and unique PA technology is manufactured in 130nm CMOS and used by customers in die form as well as in a standard lead-frame package. For more information on Axiom Microdevices, visit www.axiom-micro.com.

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