PulseWave RF Secures $30 Million in Series C Funding; Oak Investment Partners Leads Investment in Provider of New Digital Amplifier Module for Wireless Base Stations.AUSTIN, Texas -- PulseWave RF(TM), Inc. (formerly PropheSi Technologies(TM), Inc.), a fabless semiconductor company A fabless semiconductor company specializes in the design and sale of hardware devices implemented on semiconductor chips. It achieves an advantage by outsourcing the fabrication of the devices to a specialized semiconductor manufacturer called a semiconductor foundry or "fab. providing modules for the wireless infrastructure market, today announced that it closed a $30 million Series C funding round led by Oak Investment Partners. Existing PulseWave RF investors, including Austin Ventures, Bay Partners and Genesis Campus, also participated in the round. PulseWave RF will use the funding to commercialize its Class M Power amplifier module, the industry's first digital power amplifier architecture for wireless base stations. In addition, the investment will support the company's expansion of its operations, sales & marketing and engineering teams.
"This investment underscores our belief in the tremendous impact that the PulseWave RF Class M Power technology will have on the wireless base station market," said Bandel Carano, Managing Partner at Oak Investment Partners. "By creating the first technology to bring wireless power amplifiers into the digital age, PulseWave RF has demonstrated a 40 percent increase in power efficiency in base stations and will drive tremendous performance improvements and cost reduction, and we look forward to working with the company's talented team in bringing this technology to the markets and its customers."
The new PulseWave RF proprietary Class M Power technology is the industry's first digital RF power amplifier An RF power amplifier is a type of electronic amplifier used to convert a low-power radio-frequency signal into a larger signal of significant power, typically for driving the antenna of a transmitter. architecture, delivering an unrivaled level of integration and performance. Designed to meet the challenging requirements of CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) A method for transmitting simultaneous signals over a shared portion of the spectrum. The foremost application of CDMA is the digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800 MHz band and 1.9 GHz PCS band. 2000, WCDMA (Wideband CDMA) A 3G high-speed digital data service provided by cellular carriers that use the TDMA or GSM technology worldwide, including AT&T (formerly Cingular) and T-Mobile in the U.S. , ODFMA/WiMAX and future air interfaces, the new Class M Power module will reduce the amplifier cost and form factor by 50 percent and operate at efficiencies greater than 25 percent. The net effect will be a 20 percent overall reduction in the capital cost of today's wireless base stations.
"Since successfully demonstrating our digital power amplifier prototypes in March, the world's leading telecom manufacturers have shown incredible interest in this new technology," said Graham Haddock, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of PulseWave RF. "This significant investment will not only support the commercialization of the Class M architecture, but also accelerate the delivery of future performance improvements."
For additional information on PulseWave RF and Class M Power, visit www.pulsewaverf.com.
About Oak Investment Partners
Established in 1978, Oak Investment Partners is a venture capital firm with a strong track record as a multi-stage investor with a total of $8.4 billion in committed capital. Their primary investment focus is on high growth opportunities in communications, information technology, consumer internet, new media, financial services information technology, semiconductors, healthcare services and consumer retail. Oak concentrates on building long-term relationships with experienced management teams to develop successful companies that deliver consistent performance over time. These include 2Wire, Aquantive, Compaq, Fastclick (acquired by ValueClick), Genzyme, IGE IgE
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About PulseWave RF (www.pulsewaverf.com)
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PropheSi, PropheSi Technologies and PulseWave RF are registered trademarks of PulseWave RF, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other company names mentioned are used only for identification and may be trademarks of their respective companies.