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GCT® Semiconductor and Tecom Develop USB Dongle for
Mobile WiMAX™ Service in Taiwan

GCT® Semiconductor and Tecom Develop USB Dongle for Mobile WiMAX™ Service in Taiwan

USB Dongle, powered by GCT's mobile WiMAX single-chip solution,
on display at WiMAX Expo Taipei, June 2-6, at booth A514-516

Taipei, Taiwan, June 2, 2009 - GCT Semiconductor, a leading supplier of Mobile WiMAX™ solutions to the global market, powers Tecom's USB Dongle, allowing for Mobile WiMAX broadband connectivity for a major operator in Taiwan. The USB Dongle includes GCT's single-chip solution, GDM7205, the industry's first mobile WiMAX 2.5 GHz Wave 2 single-chip, designed specifically to support compact and slim applications such as dongles, CPEs, netbooks, etc. GDM7205 is the world's first solution to integrate RF, MAC and PHY, all into one monolithic die, and is WiMAX Forum Certified™.

"By leveraging GCT's market proven experience and leadership in the industry, we were able to work together to develop a compact USB Dongle tailored for a major Taiwanese operator," said Mark Wu, Associate Vice President of Product Line Management of Tecom. "The new USB Dongle will allow the operator to expand its service area in Taiwan."

"GDM7205 continues its successful stream as the leading industry choice for WiMAX 2.5GHz frequency compact devices," commented Dr. KH Lee, president and CEO of GCT Semiconductor. "We are pleased to be working closely with Tecom to develop a USB Dongle targeted specifically for a major operator in Taiwan. We look forward to further expanding our leadership position worldwide by continuing to offer the lowest power consumption, smallest form, and lowest cost solution available in the industry."

GCT will demonstrate this solution during WiMAX Expo Taipei, June 2-6, at booth A514-516.

About Tecom

Telecom Arm of TECO industrial group. TECOM Co., LTD., is a leading manufacturer of telecommunications equipment and was established in 1980 in the Science-Based Industrial Park at Hsinchu, Taiwan. TECOM's product lines include Business Communication Systems, Wireless Communication Systems, infrastructure Transmission Systems, and Broadband / IP communication Systems. Tecom is also involved in telecommunications service, such as providing GSM and Fixed Network services in Taiwan, Broadband Internet access for building complexes, as well as Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) in rural communities and developing countries. Besides, Tecom also provides indoor and outdoor convergence solutions for wired, wireless, data and voice.Tecom has been publicly listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange since November 1991. For more nformation , please visit

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


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