HSINCHU, Taiwan. –June 3, 2008 – Realtek Semiconductor Corp. (Taiwan Stock Exchange: 2379.TW), one of the world’s largest IC design houses, today announced it will supply Fujitsu Limited with the key component to bring multiple Wireless USB enabled notebooks to market. With planned launches in the US and Europe in 2008, Fujitsu next-generation notebooks will provide customers enhanced wireless connectivity and ease of use.
Wireless USB builds on the proven USB ecosystem, now with over two billion wired ports, by adding the convenience and ease-of-use of wireless operation based on innovative ultra-wideband technology. By providing a new and enhanced way of connecting to and managing heterogeneous peripherals, Wireless USB brings enhanced value to the PC and improved customer experience.
“With Fujitsu’s commitment to innovative technology and early customer engagements, the stage is set for a highly successful early deployment of leading-edge notebooks,” said Ran Yan, senior vice-president at Realtek. “We are very pleased to collaborate with Fujitsu in bringing these next-generation notebook platforms to market.”
“Fujitsu believes that just as it is unthinkable for today’s PCs to be without a wired USB connection, Wireless USB will rapidly become an absolute must-have feature for PCs,” said Akira Nagahara, General Manager of Personal Computing Division at Fujitsu. “Realtek’s state-of-the-art Wireless USB solutions and proven track record of mass market products provide the ideal fit with Fujitsu notebooks.”
Fujitsu Wireless USB enabled notebooks are expected to ship in the US and Europe in Q3 2008.
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. is one of the world’s leading IC providers. It designs and develops a wide range of IC products for wired and wireless communications network, computer peripheral, and multimedia applications. Products include 10/100/1000M Ethernet Controllers, 10/100/1000M Ethernet Switch/Gateway Controllers, 10/100/1000M Ethernet PHYceivers, Wireless LAN Controllers & AP/Router SoCs, ADSL2+ Chips, VoIP Solutions, Ultra-Wideband Chips, AC'97/High Definition Audio Codecs, Clock Generators, Card Reader Controllers, and LCD Monitor/LCD TV/DTV Controllers, and Networked Media SoCs. With advanced design expertise in RF, analog, and mixed signal circuits, and with strong manufacturing and system knowledge, Realtek offers full-featured, high-performance, and competitive total solutions. More information on Realtek can be found on the website: www.realtek.com.tw.