Industry leaders joining forces to enable M-Taiwan and Mobile WiMAX operators
Taipei , October 22, 2007: Beceem Communications, a leading provider of terminal chipsets for Mobile WiMAX, today announced that Quanta Computer, Inc. , a leading ODM for Notebooks and PC peripherals, has selected Beceem's BCS200 terminal chipset to develop products for the mobile computing market. Quanta and Beceem are collaborating on WiMAX products for many Mobile WiMAX networks being deployed by operators that are working with Beceem's infrastructure OEM partners.
"Beceem is one of the Mobile WiMAX chipset leaders ," said Frank Jiang , President at Q uanta M icrosystems, Inc. (QMI), which is a subsidiary of Quanta Computer focusing on the development of wireless communications devices . "Beceem's products excel at field-proven performance and provide the level of maturity and functionality that QMI and its customers expect when entering a new market like Mobile WiMAX. In addition, working with Beceem ensures that our products can be launched in most WiMAX network s around the world , since Beceem is collaborating with all major WiMAX infrastructure OEMs to assure the interoperability of their chipset."
"Quanta is one of the leading ODMs in Taiwan when it comes to providing products for the mobile computing market," said Dave Carroll, VP of Sales for Beceem. "Their selection of our high-performance Mobile WiMAX chipset will allow Quanta to create a variety of modem products that will address the huge installed base of mobile computing products targeted by the leading operators that are launching Mobile WiMAX services today."
Quanta has already developed a variety of Mobile WiMAX products , such as PC cards, Express Cards and USB Dongles , using Beceem's chipset . The prototypes are being field tested by mobile operators today , and commercial shipments are expected to commence in the fourth quarter of 2007.
Quanta Computer is a Fortune Global 500 Company that is an industry leader in providing technology products to many of the world's most prestigious electronics companies through ODM and EMS business models. Quanta also holds the distinction as the world's largest manufacturer of notebook computers with around 30% market share worldwide . Products that the Company provides range from information, communication, networking, consumer electronics and car electronics to storage. For further information, please visit Quanta's website at www.quantatw.com/ .
About Beceem Communications
Beceem Communications Inc. is the leading provider of semiconductor solutions for the mobile broadband market, and the first with commercially available terminal chipsets for Wave 1 and Wave 2 profiles of the WiMAX Forum, that are based on the IEEE 802.16e-2005 standard. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.beceem.com.