EDINBURGH, Scotland -- Dukosi Ltd., a semiconductor design company specialising in integrated circuits for wireless and mixed-signal applications, is seeking £500,000 (about US$915,000) to fund the development of a CMOS ultra-wideband (UWB) wireless technology demonstrator.
Although the company started out as a design service company it is trying to evolve a fabless semiconductor business model by developing a UWB wireless transceiver chipset for consumer electronics applications in computing, home networks and entertainment. The company said it intends to enter the market with its chipset late in 2005, according to text of a presentation that could be viewed online here when this story was first posted.
The company, led by chief executive officer Stephen Churcher, predicted that the worldwide market for UWB chipsets would be between $400 million and in excess of $1 billion by the end of 2007.
It is betting on the ability of UWB to deliver digital video wirelessly and claims it has a competitive advantage by having better circuit designers and greater systems knowledge than its competition.
"These allow us to take greater advantage of smaller geometry fabrication processes, which in turn improves performance and reduces the cost of manufacture of our integrated circuits," the text said.
In addition to looking for money, Dukosi is looking for a chairman, the company said.