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RFaxis

February 28, 2011 11:00 ET

RFaxis Design Win With Gemtek Technology Enables Major Broadband Deal With Leading French Telecom

RFaxis' Cost-Effective RFX2402 RF Front-End IC Enables Pervasive, Reliable Wi-Fi Connectivity for Gemtek's Newest Wi-Fi MIMO USB Client Device

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - February 28, 2011) - RFaxis, a fabless semiconductor company focused on innovative, next-generation RF solutions for the wireless connectivity and mobility markets announced today that its high performance single-die/single-chip RFX2402 RF Front-end IC (RFeIC™) has been designed into the latest Wi-Fi 3x3 MIMO (Multiple Input/Multiple Output) PCI-E Mini card from Gemtek Technology Co., Ltd. (TWSE: 4906), a tier-1 Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) for wireless broadband solutions, and enables a significant deal between Gemtek and a leading French telecom company.

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Hsinchu Industrial Park, Taiwan, with operations in the U.S. and Europe, Gemtek Technology Co., Ltd. is the global leader in wireless broadband products and solutions, offering a wide range of residential and business connectivity solutions. As one of the earliest companies to provide wireless local area network (WLAN) products, Gemtek leverages its core competency in RF/microwave design, software engineering and manufacturing excellence to bring products to market rapidly and cost-effectively via its global distributors and channel. Gemtek's successes with wireless broadband technology and expertise in innovating wireless connectivity solutions have garnered major customers such as Intel, Cisco/Linksys, Netgear, etc.

Randy Hsu, Gemtek's vice president of engineering, commented, "Top-tier telecoms and carriers require high quality and affordable broadband solutions that keep pace with the exploding Wi-Fi demand for higher data rates and pervasive connectivity throughout homes and businesses. The cost-effective RFaxis silicon-based RFX2402 RFeIC enables reliable RF connectivity even in locations challenged by dead spots or weak zones. Additionally, the RFX2402's miniature 3x3mm package allows us to design a very compact Wi-Fi MIMO PCI-e Mini card, and the on-die matching and filtering of this RFeIC makes system integration very easy so that our Front-end design and integration cycle time can shortened by more than a factor of three. Because of the RFX2402, we are able to rapidly deliver a high performance, multi-channel Wi-Fi access solution to our major telecom customer in France."

"We are truly excited for Gemtek and their major telecom win in France," said Mike Neshat, chairman and CEO of RFaxis, Inc. "Working intimately with major ODMs such as Gemtek is a core component of our go-to-market strategy. For quality wireless connectivity, the RF Front-end is typically the weakest link. By taking advantage of our highly-efficient and best-cost RFeICs, major ODMs can rapidly and cost-effectively amplify the value of their wireless connectivity devices, and enable their top-tier customers to proliferate reliable high-performance broadband access throughout the global wireless ecosystem."

About RFaxis, Inc.
Incorporated in January 2008, RFaxis, Inc. is an Irvine, California-based company specializing in the design and development of RF semiconductors and antenna solutions. With its patent pending technologies, the company leads the way in next-generation wireless solutions designed for the multibillion dollar Bluetooth, WLAN, 802.11n/MIMO, ZigBee, WiMAX, and WHDI markets. Leveraging pure CMOS and BiCMOS silicon technology in conjunction with its own innovative approach and technology, RFaxis is home to the world's first RF Front-end Integrated Circuit (RFeIC). More information can be found at: www.rfaxis.com.

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