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Staccato Acquires WiQuest’s WUSB Development Center In India

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Solidifying Staccato’s Industry Leadership, Bangalore Design Team adds Deep Knowledge and Development Expertise in UWB and WUSB Technology

(via Press Release from Staccato Communications – December 18, 2008) San Diego, California – Staccato Communications, an Ultra Wideband (UWB) wireless technology pioneer and leader in Wireless USB from the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), today announced that it has acquired WiQuest Semiconductors India Private Ltd. The new Staccato R&D center located in Bangalore, India complements the existing R&D centers in Cambridge, UK and San Diego, CA. Staccato’s Cambridge design center is a result of the recent merger with Artimi, at which time Staccato also announced a new round of financing totaling $20M. With the addition of the WiQuest Design Center of Excellence, Staccato is well positioned to drive Wireless USB products and technology into the mainstream.

The Bangalore design team developed WUSB products that achieved a No. 1 market share position with major PC and PC peripheral OEMs and ODMs. Core competencies include firmware, driver and protocol development, as well as hardware design and system test.

“We are extremely happy to announce this key addition to our product development team,” said Jerry Loraine, vice president of product development for Staccato Communications. “The knowledge and expertise that our India design center brings to Staccato will allow us to accelerate the productization of our innovative UWB and Wireless USB solutions. This is also a clear indication that Staccato is committed to delivering best-in-class products to drive Wireless USB technology into volume markets and applications.”

“Having spent multiple man-years developing and shipping UWB products, our expertise in this space will be a great complement to Staccato’s existing products,” said Girisha B. Shankar, head of engineering for the Staccato Bangalore design center. “We are excited to be a part of this new team developing global WUSB solutions operating in band groups BG1, BG3 and BG6 using Staccato’s market-leading Ripcord2 integrated circuits.”

About Staccato Communications

Staccato Communications LogoHeadquartered in San Diego, Calif., Staccato Communications is an Ultra Wideband (UWB) technology pioneer with applications expertise in Wireless USB, High-Speed Bluetooth, Internet Protocol (IP) and Wireless Audio/Video. The fabless semiconductor company serves the personal computing, mobile phone and consumer electronics industries with small form factor, single-chip, all-CMOS high-speed wireless solutions. Staccato’s WiMedia Certified UWB products include PHY, MAC, drivers, application software, development kits and reference designs. The Team Staccato Partner Program enables total solutions through alliances with industry leaders throughout the value chain. For more information, please visit www.staccatocommunications.com

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Staccato Communications
6195 Lusk Blvd., Suite 200
San Diego, California 92121
U.S.A
Tel: +1 858 812 1000
Fax: +1 858 812 1001
Mail: info (-at-) staccatocommunications.com

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