March 10, 2010 12:57 ET

RFaxis Named Finalist of Prestigious 2010 EE Times Ace Award for Startup of the Year

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - March 10, 2010) - RFaxis, a fabless semiconductor company focusing on innovative, next-generation solutions for the wireless and connectivity markets, today announced it was named a finalist in TechInsight's EE Times Sixth Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards ( for Startup of the Year.

RFaxis was selected as a finalist for innovating a revolutionary, patent pending RF front-end architecture, and using this architecture to launch the world's first family of best-performance/best-cost, silicon-based, single-chip/single-die RF Front-end Integrated Circuit (RFeIC) devices that come complete with all the necessary amplifiers, switching circuitry, harmonic filters, and matching networks integrated on a single die. RFaxis also offers high-gain high-efficiency antennas optimally matched with its RFeICs to deliver comprehensive, best-in-class RF solutions for wireless devices.

"We are truly excited and honored to be a finalist for this prestigious award," expresses Mike Neshat, president and CEO of RFaxis. Neshat continues, "This recognition is a testimony to the talent and passion of our team, the tremendous value we deliver to our customers and stakeholders and the technological breakthrough and enablement we have achieved for the global electronics industry."

The EE Times ACE Startup of the Year Award recognizes a startup (under three years in business) electronics (device or system) company that demonstrates excellence in business development and/or technology development processes with the potential to become a technical or market leader in the global electronics industry.

The EE Times ACE Awards celebrate the creators of technology who demonstrate leadership and innovation in the global industry and shape the world we live in. Awards will be presented on April 27th during the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley. Awards are presented in 11 categories and are judged by the editors and a blue-ribbon panel of industry experts, comprised of the leading voices of academia, industry and Wall Street executives.

"The 2010 finalists represent the execution of forward-thinking technologies and creativity that captures the imagination of consumers, illustrating the influence that electronics and embedded design professionals have on today's culture," said Junko Yoshida, editor in chief, EE Times.

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About RFaxis, Inc.
Founded in January 2008, and led by semiconductor veterans, RFaxis is headquartered in Irvine, California, one of the fastest growing high technology regions in the United States. With its patent pending technologies, the company leads the way in next-generation wireless solutions designed for the multibillion dollar WLAN, 802.11n/MIMO, Bluetooth, Zigbee, WiMAX, WHDI, and mobile phone (CDMA/WCDMA/EDGE/Evolved EDGE/LTE-3G/GSM) markets. Leveraging standard BiCMOS and pure CMOS silicon processes in conjunction with its own innovative approach and technology, RFaxis' RF Front-end and antenna solutions significantly simplify the design task, substantially improve performance, drastically reduce system noise, and dramatically lower end product cost.

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