Triad Semiconductor and Kaben Wireless Engage in a Comprehensive Partnership

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Custom Wireless and RF ASICs now within the reach of Everyone

Via Configurable RF ASIC

"Using Triad's VCA technology means that Kaben's advanced wireless technology can be rapidly prototyped and manufactured.” Ian Roane, Kaben's CEO

Triad Semiconductor Inc. (“Triad”) the industry’s leading supplier of via-configurable mixed-signal ASICs and Kaben Wireless Silicon Inc. (“Kaben”) an industry leading provider of high performance mixed-signal IP, announced today the signing of a Strategic Teaming Agreement.

The purpose of the agreement is to bring Kaben’s disruptive wireless IP and design expertise to users of Triad’s via configurable arrays (VCAs). Kaben’s unique RF and mixed-signal design capabilities merged with Triad’s via configurable ASIC technology means that RF mixed signal ASICs are now available for drastically reduced development costs, with development schedules slashed to months from years, and these RF mixed signal VCAs offer the ability to support any production volume in a wide variety of markets from military, medical, industrial, and automotive to high volume consumer applications.

“Until today, medium sized module manufacturers and board level solution providers have not been able to take advantage of the value that integrated circuit technology brings.” said Ian Roane, Kaben's CEO. “The design and manufacturing costs have simply been beyond the reach of companies selling less than millions of chips per year.” He further added, "This partnership addresses both of these areas to enable affordable integrated solutions for medium sized companies while also enabling larger volume applications to be delivered faster and at a lower cost and risk. Using Triad's VCA technology means that Kaben's advanced wireless technology can be rapidly prototyped and manufactured and we are excited to have our technology be an integral part of it.”

Regarding the partnership, Triad’s CEO, Lynn Hayden said “The market has been recognizing and rewarding Triad’s via configurable approach as the superior way to realize mixed signal ASICs for markets as varied as low to mid volume military and medical applications where size weight and power optimization are king to fifty-million piece consumer applications where you must satisfy the customer’s cost, schedule and risk requirements simultaneously. What has us really excited is now, with the Kaben partnership, we can bring all the benefits of a configurable ASIC approach to customers seeking to deliver leading-edge RF and wireless solutions. Needless to say, our lead customers who have seen the Kaben/Triad RF VCA technology say it is game changing for their business!”

About Kaben Wireless, Inc.
Kaben Wireless Silicon Inc is a semiconductor development organization for wireless and wireline communications systems addressing next generation communication standards. We develop circuits and systems for frequency generation and timing products, integrated reconfigurable tuners for software-defined radio, programmable on-chip filters, RF/Analog front ends and systems for proprietary and standards-based applications. Kaben delivers high-performance designs to manufacturers in the wireless and wireline communications market, that significantly reduce risk, cost, and time to market. For more information, please visit http://www.kabenwireless.com.

About Triad Semiconductor, Inc.
Triad Semiconductor, Inc., a privately held fabless semiconductor company with headquarters in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, develops, prototypes and produces mixed-signal ASICs. The company’s groundbreaking via-configurable array (VCA) technology delivers ASICs with silicon-proven analog and digital functions more quickly and at lower cost than traditional full-custom approaches. Triad’s single-mask, via-only routing cuts engineering effort and fabrication time, resulting in fast-turn prototypes and allowing design changes to be made at minimal cost. For more information, please visit http://www.triadsemi.com or call (336) 774-2150.

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