picoChip honoured by Frost & Sullivan
picoChip has announced that it received Frost & Sullivan’s 2006 Semiconductors Industry Innovation & Advancement of the Year Award. The Award is part of their Excellence in Industrial Technologies Awards, and recognizes picoChip for demonstrating excellence in product innovation, development, and commercialization of its multi-core DSP products and platforms for the wireless industry. It follows the recent introduction of picoChip’s PC20x next generation family of devices, which broke the $1/GMAC barrier.Frost & Sullivan's Industry Innovation & Advancement of the Year Award is bestowed each year upon a company that has proven to be a leader in the industry and who, through its pioneering technology, sound business strategy, superior customer relations and ongoing educational efforts, has been consistently successful in moving the state-of-the-industry forward. This award recognition is the result of extensive market analysis of the world wireless market conducted by Frost & Sullivan's industry analysts.
picoChip provides software defined radio solutions to the key challenges of cost, development time and flexibility for the next generation of wireless systems. The company’s multi-core processors deliver a world-beating price/performance combination. Uniquely, the company also delivers complete, standard-compliant reference designs for UMTS (HSDPA, upgradeable to HSUPA) and WiMAX/WiBRO (both 802.16d and 802.16e, with support for AAS and MIMO). WiMAX systems using picoChip are available from Airspan, Intel, Ericsson, Nortel, Marconi and a number of other manufacturers. picoChip technology is also being used to develop other advanced wireless protocols such as EVDO, 802.20 and TD-SCDMA, and in 4G research.