SAN DIEGO -- Two-year-old Innocomm Wireless Inc. here has turned itself into a fabless chip company from its start as an IC design house for radio-frequency and mixed-signal devices. The San Diego startup said it is now specializing in chip sets for wireless PCs and automation systems in the home and office.
"We have been designing and helping to manufacture chips for many customers for years. Given that background we have decided to follow the product route ourselves and feel we have a lot to contribute to the wireless communications market," said Bernard Xavier, president and CEO of the company.
Xavier said his company has developed new and improved radio receiver architectures, higher performance ICs, and high levels of integration based on the startup's previous experience. Wireless local area network (WLAN) and Bluetooth solutions are under development, he said.
Innocomm Wireless said is has retained the rights to a number of chip-set designs, including devices for cordless phones, enhanced definition TV, smart toys, and display