LONDON WiMax chip supplier Sequans Communications SA (Paris, France) has licensed an LTE MIMO decoder design from Dorfour Ltd. (Tel Aviv, Israel).
Dorfour was founded by engineers from Texas Instruments and WiMax systems provider Alvarion in September 2007. The team has been working on LTE technology development for more than two years, but the company's website consists of a single page and it is not clear what the company does or what technology it has. Despite engaging in intellectual property licensing the company describes itself as a fabless chip company.
According to Sequans the intellectual property that it has licensed enables "maximum likelihood performance at four times the efficiency in size and power consumption of competing solutions."
Sequans recently announced the launch of its LTE development program and said it is on track to demonstrate its first LTE solutions in early 2010, in support of pre-commercial operator trials.
"Our cooperation with Dorfour accelerates our LTE development and supports the high performance and low cost development objectives we have for our LTE product line," said Georges Karam, CEO of Sequans, in a statement. "Dorfour technology also supports both 2X2 and 4X2 transmission schemes."
"Sequans' leadership in semiconductor solutions is evident in their LTE development and we are pleased to contribute to it," said Amit Lubovsky, a co-founder of Dorfour, in the same statement. "Dorfour's focus on high efficiency and low power consumption mirrors Sequans' focus on the same, and our combined technologies will yield a powerful LTE solution."
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