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MiTAC Technology Chooses the Fujitsu WiMAX SoC to Design and Manufacture Cost-Efficient WiMAX Customer Premise Equipment

WCA 2005, Washington, D.C.,
June 27, 2005

Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA), a leading provider of robust wireline and wireless solutions that enhance the performance of next-generation communications networks in North America, and MiTAC Technology Corporation (MTC), a leader in the electronics original design manufacturing industry, today announced that MiTAC will use the Fujitsu WiMAX System-on-Chip (SoC) to develop and manufacture MiTAC’s WiMAX Customer Premise Equipment (CPE). Fujitsu has shipped its WiMAX SoCs, the MB87M3400, to MiTAC to incorporate them into MiTAC’s CPEs.

The Fujitsu MB87M3400 uses an OFDM 256 (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) PHY that supports all the available channel bandwidths from 1.75MHz to 20MHz, and can operate in TDD or FDD mode. A programmable frequency selection function generates the sample clock for any desirable bandwidth. When implementing the 64QAM modulation in a 20MHz channel and using all 192 sub-carriers, the SoC’s data rate can potentially go up to 75Mbps. Uplink sub-channelization is also supported.

The Fujitsu WiMAX SoC incorporates sophisticated processing power, including a powerful main RISC engine that implements the 802.16 upper-layer MAC functions, scheduler, drivers, protocol stacks, and user application software. A secondary RISC/DSP functions as a co-processor, which executes the lower-layer MAC functions, offloading processing from the upper-layer MAC and enhancing the total SoC performance. A multi-channel DMA controller handles high-speed transactions among agents on a high-performance bus. (See related Press Releases dated April 21, 2005.)

“Fujitsu is a recognized leader in wireless communication, and this WiMAX SoC is the industry’s most integrated, modular and cost-efficient solution,” said Joseph Huang, general manager of MiTAC USA (L.A). “We will use the Fujitsu WiMAX SoC and customize the WiMAX solution by adding the features required to meet various market needs.”

“MiTAC is a world leader in the electronics manufacturing industry, having strong design and cost-efficient manufacturing capabilities. We are confident that MiTAC’s efficiency and expertise will bring the cost down to make WiMAX CPEs more affordable and available,” said Keith Horn, senior vice president of Fujitsu Microelectronics America. “Our collaboration with MiTAC will help produce products that fully utilize the performance-driven Fujitsu WiMAX SoC.”

About MiTAC Technology Corporation

MiTAC Technology Corporation (MTC) of Taipei, Taiwan has been well recognized as a premier ODM manufacturer of consumer notebooks and rugged notebook for military purposes since 1989. With its rapid business growth, the company was listed in Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE: 3005) in 2002, and has diversified into new areas, particularly the digital home entertainment and wireless communication. With over 60% of the staff committed to research and development, the company is dedicated to striving for innovative technologies. Its wireless communication also aims to provide customers the most cost-efficient total wireless solution, such as WiMAX-compliant CPEs. For more product information, please send emails to wimax@mitac-mtc.com.tw or visit our company website at http://www.mitac-mtc.com.tw for more general information.

About Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.

Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) leads the industry in innovation. FMA provides high-quality, reliable semiconductor products and services for the networking, communications, automotive, security and other markets throughout North and South America. As a founding and board member of the WiMAX Forum™, Fujitsu supports the standards development and compliance programs that are essential to successful Broadband Wireless deployment. Fujitsu provides performance-driven WiMAX solutions by leveraging the company’s experience and expertise in the networking and communications markets. Fujitsu offers flexible WiMAX SoC and reference designs for WiMAX-certifiable systems to equipment vendors. For more product information, please visit the company’s web site at http://us.fujitsu.com/micro/WiMAX or please address e-mail to inquiry.bwa@fma.fujitsu.com

Press Contacts

Dinesh Daswani
Tel: (403) 207-6329

Mark Shapiro
Davis-Marrin Communications
Tel: (858) 573-0736

Emi Igarashi
Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.
Tel: 408-737-5647

Dick Davies
Tel: 415-777-4161

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