LONDON – Nujira Ltd., a provider of "envelope-tracking" technology as a power saver in cellular telephone power amplifiers, has announced it has been awarded £175,000 (about $290,000) funding from Scottish Development International to open an IC design center in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The design center has opened with a small group that could expand to 20 people in time. The multidisciplinary IC development team focused on handsets and will specialize in switched mode power supply controller and amplifier designs, Nujira (Cambridge, England) said.
"Our vision is to install hundreds of millions of Coolteq ICs into energy-efficient 3G and 4G devices means that we need to rapidly expand our IC design capabilities," said Tim Haynes, CEO of Nujira, in a statement.
Nujira announced additional investment of $16 million in May 2001 that would allow it to expand its handset IC design team.