Failed Supply and Partner RelationshipsRelated Terms:
From 1997 to 2001, ParkerVision signed five partnership agreements to help develop and promote its wireless technology. During this period, ParkerVision announced agreements with IBM, Boeing, Questar, PrairieComm, and Texas Instruments. All five companies terminated their agreements with ParkerVision shortly after signing the initial agreement.
In 1997, ParkerVision entered into an agreement with IBM for the development, manufacture and marketing, under IBM’s name, of wireless personal computer peripheral products, but in January 1998, IBM terminated its agreement with ParkerVision.
ParkerVision 1998 10-K, filed on March 31, 1999
Also in January 1998, ParkerVision contracted with Boeing to test its wireless technology, but nothing resulted from this relationship.
ParkerVision 1997 10-K, filed on March 30, 1998
In December 1998, ParkerVision signed a letter with Questar to jointly develop products utilizing D2D technology in 1998, but shortly thereafter Questar cancelled its development activities with ParkerVision.
ParkerVision 2000 10-K, filed on April 2, 2001
In 1999, ParkerVision entered into a licensing agreement of D2D technology for WLAN applications with Symbol technologies. To date, there have been no significant announcements of success in this relationship either by ParkerVision or by Symbol. This relationship expired in 2006.
ParkerVision 1999 10-K, filed on March 30, 2000
Early in 2001, ParkerVision entered into an agreement with PrairieComm, a cellular chipset and embedded software developer, to jointly develop new chipsets using D2D and PrairieComm baseband processors for wireless devices, including cellular telephones, but PrairieComm terminated the agreement.
ParkerVision 2001 10-K, filed on April 1, 2002
ParkerVision, Inc. and PrairieComm In Pact, Jacksonville Business Journal, February 26, 2001
In March 2001, ParkerVision announced an agreement with Texas Instruments to develop advanced RF solutions that enable enhanced wireless connectivity, while reducing system size, cost, and overall power consumption in the next generation of wireless handsets. Texas Instruments terminated this agreement, though ParkerVision later claimed it still used foundry services from Texas Instruments.
ParkerVision, Inc. Announces Development and Foundry Agreement With Texas Instruments for Advanced D2D Wireless RF Technology, Jacksonville Business Journal, March 09, 2001
More recently, in March 2005, ParkerVision announced that it chose IBM Microelectronics to manufacture its family of new radio frequency power amplifiers using SiGe technology, though ParkerVision does not yet have the initial samples to implement any aspect of this relationship with IBM. Furthermore, IBM is not a “partner”, as described by Jeff Parker, but rather is a simple “supplier” of foundry services (that ParkerVision pays for its services).
IBM, ParkerVision Form SiGe Partnership, Electronic News, March 16, 2005