December 01, 2009 07:00 ET

DecaWave Announces LG Innotek ScenSor Module and Sales

- LG to Develop Module Based On DecaWave's ScenSor Chip

- Advance Order for 125k DW1000 ICs

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwire - Dec. 1, 2009) -

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DecaWave, (, the pioneering fabless semiconductor company, has announced a module and sales agreement with LG Innotek, (, the Korean global electronics components company, for DecaWave's revolutionary chip ScenSor. Under the agreement, LG Innotek will develop a module based on ScenSor, which will ease the design of Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) and wireless sensor networks. Additionally, LG Innotek will place an advance order to purchase 125k ScenSor chips.

DecaWave will work with LG Innotek on the development of the module, and will licence its antenna design to LG Innotek for use on the module. LG Innotek will receive exclusive rights in the Asian market for its module, which will be branded 'Driven by ScenSor', while DecaWave will market and sell the module elsewhere as a DecaWave-branded product.

ScenSor is the world's first complete, single chip CMOS ultra-wideband IC based on the IEEE 802.15.4a standard, and has a wide range of standards-based applications for both RTLS and Ultra Low Power Wireless Transceivers in areas as diverse as manufacturing, healthcare, lighting, security, transport, inventory & supply chain management, all markets in which LG Innotek has a significant presence. ScenSor offers unique RTLS performance and capability, including greater precision: up to 11,000 assets can be located in a radius of 20m and to a precision of 10cm; and greater operating distance: over a range of 70m LOS and 25m NLOS with an extended range beyond 500m.

"This is a landmark development for DecaWave – working with LG Innotek, a company with a philosophy for excellence and leading the advance of technology in our everyday lives", says Ciaran Connell, CEO DecaWave. "With this agreement between DecaWave and LG Innotek - a dynamic progressive company with global geographic and vertical reach - we believe the potential for ScenSor to be boundless", he says.

"DecaWave's ScenSor is standards-based, and delivers precision and power efficiency which are orders of magnitude ahead of the nearest competing technologies, making it first choice for LG Innotek," says Mr. Cheol-Kee Hong, Head of R&D Centre, Vice President, LG Innotek Co. Ltd. "Our module will reflect these clear advantages, and open the way for many future location-based and power efficient product innovations across the range of vertical markets", he says.

DecaWave is privately held, and based in Dublin Ireland.

Editors Notes

About DecaWave

DecaWave is a fabless semiconductor company specialising in the architecture and design of integrated circuits for communications equipment markets using/requiring the advantages afforded by ultra wideband technology. DecaWave's flagship product ScenSor is a complete, single chip CMOS ultra-wideband IC based on the IEEE 802.15.4a standard , and has applications in areas as diverse as manufacturing, healthcare, lighting, security, transport, inventory & supply chain management.

About LG Innotek

LG Innotek was established as the first general electronic component company in Korea, and is now producing the best products in the world such as tuner, precision motor, tape substrate and so on.

Also, the company has proved its excellent technologies in the areas of LED, PCB, Mobile, Display, Network and Automobile Parts. For more information, visit

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Contact Information

  • For further press information, please contact:
    Curzon Associates (PR for DecaWave)
    Dave Rusk
    00 353 1 679 4055 or m: 00 353 (0)87 2345605