WASHINGTON Mobile chip set developer Wavesat Inc. said Tuesday (Sept. 25) that IBM Corp. will fabricate its WiMax chip set targeting consumer wireless devices.
Wavesat (Dorval, Quebec) said its UMobile 802.16e chip set will be manufactured using IBM's eDRAM process technology.. The technology eliminates the need for external memory, which Wavesat said would benefit customers through smaller consumers devices as well as reduced cost and power consumption.
The companies said they are also collaborating on power saving techniques such as voltage islands.
Wavesat's announcement was one of many at this week's WiMax World in Chicago.