IBM, ParkerVision Form SiGe Partnership, Electronic News, March 16, 2005


IBM Microelectronics will produce RF power amplifiers and other next-generation semiconductor products for ParkerVision Inc., a provider of wireless communications technology for the consumer and OEM markets


IBM will use its 180nm silicon-germanium (SiGe) CMOS process technology to manufacture ParkerVision's power amplifiers, which the company said incorporate a proprietary digital architecture designed to replace traditional analog circuitry.


"We selected IBM SiGe because of its technical merits, as well as IBM's expertise in manufacturing and supply chain management," said ParkerVision CTO David F. Sorrells, in a statement. "We fully expect to be engaged in business with OEM's that require assurance that we will be able to address their needs in high-volume applications, and IBM is well suited to help us address those needs."