SOURCE: Staccato Communications

September 26, 2005 22:15 ET

Staccato Communications and Fujitsu Limited Announce Joint Marketing of Certified Wireless USB and UWB Products and Sales Agreement for Ripcord™ Family of UWB Products

TOKYO and SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 26, 2005 -- Staccato Communications and Fujitsu Limited today announced the signing of an agreement that will enable Fujitsu Limited to distribute and sell Staccato's Ripcord™ family of Ultra-Wideband (UWB) product solutions for Certified Wireless USB. Under the terms of the non-exclusive sales agreement, Fujitsu has the ability to sell the entire family of Ripcord products, including development kits, software drivers, silicon and System-in-Package (SiP) products, through Fujitsu sales channels. Fujitsu has also retained a license to Staccato's MAC (Media Access Controller) technology for inclusion in Fujitsu ASICs and ASSP product lines requiring Certified Wireless USB functionality. This includes Fujitsu Milbeaut™ products, which hold a large share of the worldwide digital still camera market. Both companies will jointly market Ripcord products worldwide.

Staccato's Ripcord products are single-chip, all-CMOS products fully integrated into complete Systems-in-Package (SiP) to enable sub-$10 cost per node, small form factor, low and efficient power consumption, and 480Mbps Wireless USB connectivity. Staccato SiP products are fully integrated solutions for Wireless USB applications that integrate the radio frequency transceiver, baseband, MAC, processor, memory, and I/O functionality.

"Staccato's products are considered the 'golden standard' among UWB products and we are pleased to join with them to offer the Ripcord family of products and applications to our customers," said Jiyouji Murakami, Executive Vice President of the Electronic Devices Business Unit of Fujitsu Limited.

"We are pleased to extend our long-standing partnership with Fujitsu Limited, a leader in providing communications solutions to the global marketplace. The addition of Fujitsu will be a great complement to Staccato's own worldwide direct sales channel," said Rick Kornfeld, Chief Executive Officer of Staccato Communications. "With over half of the Fortune Global 500 among its customer base, Fujitsu is uniquely positioned to help penetrate the growing market for products based on ultrawideband technology."

About Staccato Communications

Staccato Communications, based in San Diego, Calif., is an Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology pioneer with applications expertise in Wireless USB, Bluetooth and Internet Protocol (IP) connectivity. The fabless semiconductor company serves the mobile phone, personal computing and consumer electronics industries with small form factor single-chip, all-CMOS wireless system-in-packages (SiP). Staccato's offerings include PHY, MAC, drivers, application software, development kits and reference designs. Founded by wireless industry veterans who have delivered highly successful solutions for mobile phones, Bluetooth and WiFi, Staccato is now leveraging that expertise for UWB-based applications. For more information, please visit www.staccatocommunications.com.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications products, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen (US$44.5 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com

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Contact Information

  • Staccato Communications Customer Contact:
    Eric Rosser
    Vice President of Sales, Americas and EMEA
    Tel: 1-858-812-1016
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    Hugh Cree
    Vice President of Sales, Asia Pacific
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    Staccato Press Contact:
    Julie Cunningham
    Staccato Communications
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    Fujitsu Customer Contact:
    Strategic Marketing & IP Alliance Dept.
    Electronic Devices Business Group
    Fujitsu Limited
    Tel: +81-3-5322-3323
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    Fujitsu Press Contact:
    Public and Investor Relations Division
    Fujitsu Limited
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