IBM to fab Elonics designs - Embedded.com

IBM to fab Elonics designs

LONDON — IBM Microelectronics will manufacture Elonics’ next generation wireless semiconductor products for ultra-wideband (UWB) communications and digital consumer applications.

Elonics (Livingston, U.K.) will use IBM’s advanced 130nm and 90nm RF CMOS processes to produce their highly-integrated wireless baseband and RF transceiver products.

In May 2005 the company became part of ITI Techmedia's £6.7million projectwhich is focusing on UWB communications technology.

David Srodzinski CEO of Elonics, said, “We are developing challenging products that require access to leading edge RF CMOS processes. The technology capability and breadth of IBM’s foundry offering was a major decision in choosing IBM. We expect to tape out our first design on the 130nm RF process in the next few weeks and we have started designing our next product on 90nm RF CMOS for tape out in the middle of 2006.”

David French, Wireless Foundry Sales Executive, IBM Systems & Technology Group, added, “Highly integrated wireless design is driven by innovative clients taking advantage of some of the most advanced RF design kits and process technologies in the industry.”

Elonics is an independent semiconductor design consultancy, founded in 2003 and based in Livingston. It specialises in the physical layers of communications systems, especially high frequency and low power mixed-signal applications, for use in a range of products from portable consumer devices to computer servers and optical networks.

Last August the company had a recruitment drive as Cadence scaled down its Scottish operation.

David Srodzinski (left), MD Elonics with David French, Wireless Foundry Sales Executive, IBM Systems and Technology Group.

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