New Releases

GCT Semiconductor and ASUS Demonstrate Notebooks with
Built-in Mobile WiMAX Capability at WiMAX Expo Taipei

ASUS' Notebooks Integrate GCT's GDM7205 - The Industry's First Mobile WiMAX IEEE 802.16e Wave 2 Compliant 2.5 GHz
Monolithic Single-chip Solution - Enabling Extensive Connectivity, Dynamic Data Transfer and Longer Battery Life

TAIPEI, TAIWAN, June 2, 2008 - GCT Semiconductor, a leading supplier of Mobile WiMAX solutions to the global market, today announced that ASUS, a worldwide leader in component and notebook design and manufacturing, has integrated GCT's GDM7205 WiMAX single-chip integrated circuit into the ASUS F8 notebook series and EeePC. ASUS' F8 notebook series offers mobile multimedia for revolutionary entertainment on-the-go. The EeePC is a new line of mobile internet devices (MIDs) providing users with comprehensive internet applications based on three Es - easy to learn, easy to work and easy to play.

GCT and ASUS will demonstrate these notebooks at ASUS' Booth S9-3, at WiMAX Expo Taipei, held at the Taipei World Trade Center in Hall 2, June 2-6, 2008. GCT will demonstrate its advanced and highly integrated WiMAX capabilities, including GDM7205, at Booth C2-3.

Based on GCT's industry-proven CMOS RF technologies, GDM7205 implements MIMO, and all PHY and MAC features required for WiMAX ForumTM Wave 2 Certification. This compact solution, which is in mass production, contains a highly integrated, low-power transceiver which minimizes the number of external RF front-end components. It also includes a mobile WiMAX baseband with high performance dual-processors, and an impressive array of peripherals for connectivity.

"We're excited to be providing GDM7205 to help ASUS create their state-of-the-art notebooks equipped with the advanced features and capabilities of WiMAX," said Dr. Kyeongho (KH) Lee, President and CEO of GCT Semiconductor, Inc. "GCT's single-chip WiMAX solutions enable lower power consumption for longer battery life, smaller form-factor design and lower bill or materials cost."

"ASUS offers revolutionary connectivity and entertainment with our ultra-light notebooks and mobile internet devices, said Jellent Sun, Senior Director NB Product Marketing of ASUS. "We are pleased to be working with a proven industry leader like GCT, who has enabled ASUS to provide our customers with systems containing reliable high performance WiMAX capability."

About ASUS

ASUS is a leading company in the new digital era. With a global staff of more than 8000 and a world-class R&D design team, the turnover for 2007 was 6.9 billion U.S. Dollars. ASUS has been ranked in Business Week InfoTech 100 for 10 consecutive years, and has been ranked No. 1 by the Wall Street Journal Asia for best quality products in Taiwan.

About GCT Semiconductor, Inc.

GCT Semiconductor is a leading fabless semiconductor company that produces innovative integrated circuit solutions for the wireless communications industry. With its proven radio frequency (RF) CMOS and system-on-a-chip (SOC) expertise, GCT provides state-of-the-art single-chip CMOS RF transceivers, mobile digital TV receivers and Mobile WiMAX solutions serving 3G and 4G mobile system manufacturers by reducing BOM cost, lowering power consumption and minimizing total solution size. For more information, please visit www.gctsemi.com.

Media Contact:

Contact a member of our GCT media team

Henry Hung
General Manager, Taiwan Sales
GCT Semiconductor, Inc.
Tel: 886-989289678
E-mail: henryhung@gctsemi.com


TOP BACK TO NEWS