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11/25/2010 04:41 PM EST
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goafrit
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goafrit   11/29/2010 5:21:31 AM
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Commendable in this age when hardware has tough time. Commendable.

Dave.Dykstra
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Dave.Dykstra   11/29/2010 12:36:50 AM
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60 GHz is a very exciting area, since there can also some bandwidth associated with it, making it much more viable for HDTV and other high bandwidth requirement uses.

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krisi   11/26/2010 10:04:40 PM
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60 GHz is a promising market as 2.4 Ghz is crowded as @kdboyce mentioned although range at 60 GHz is very limited (few meters?) so application space is limited too...@Rich, $8M is not much for a fabless start-up, but this is a follow-up investement so they get another 2 years or so to prove the technolgy...who are the competitors beyond SiBeam, Broadcom, and Marvel? Kris

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Silicon_Smith   11/26/2010 3:23:44 PM
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Looking at the performance trajectory of the company and the academic backing, it seems like a small sum. People will invest more in times to come!

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kdboyce   11/26/2010 6:57:12 AM
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The spectrum around 60GHz is license free in many countries (also US and Canada), and the total spectrum so allocated is ~7GHz. This makes it attractive as an alternative to the license free bandwidth (0.5GHz) between 2 and 6GHz which is currently used for WiFi and other purposes. If Peraso is successful in achieving the lowest cost, lowest power 60GHz transceiver, the market for applications in the 57GHz-64GHz band should explode PROVIDED the very narrow beam (line of sight) and oxygen absorption (distance reduction) characteristics are not limiting factors to the application. These 2 characteristics can also act as a form of security for the communications since a rogue receiver would have to basically be visibly inline with the transmission path. Definitely I hope they succeed, as the problem of co-existence of multiple 2.4GHz devices is getting worse in spite of signal processing techniques to minimize it.

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_hm   11/26/2010 5:07:42 AM
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Our best wishes to them for their success. We hope, soon it should get listed on TSX and become jewel of the Ontario.

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EE,etc.   11/26/2010 4:15:36 AM
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As we are slowly coming out of the woods, new start-ups are another sign of economic recovery which we all hope to stabilize sooner. On another note, both University of Toronto and University of Waterloo are the best engineering schools in Canada and it's nice to see connections between academia and business are getting stronger.

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Sheetal.Pandey   11/25/2010 7:20:32 PM
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wow its really remarkable when they got set up only in 2009.

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