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RFaxis Opens Doors For BiCMOS RFICs

RFaxis is now open for business, bringing advanced BiCMOS technology to integrated RF front-end solutions for wireless and high-speed connectivity applications. Based in Irvine, CA, the low-power RF chipmaker teams RF/microwave semiconductor veterans with experience in analog, digital, RF, and microwave technologies. The new firm's Chief Executive Officer, Mike Neshat, explains: "We set out to build highly integrated, cost-effective, high-performance, low-power, plug-and-play solutions for the connectivity and wireless markets. We truly believe that we have created a completely new design architecture that will revolutionizeyou could even saydisrupt the entire industry."

Neshat's track record includes time at startups like Fresco Microchip, WyLinx Technologies, Synad Technologies, and NxtWave Communications, as well as more established companies such as Rockwell Semiconductor, GEC Plessey Semiconductor, Silicon Systems, and Toppan Electronics. The company's technology efforts are headed by Chief Technology Officer Oleksandr Gorbachov, who brings 27 years of experience in the design and development of high-speed and wideband analog circuits. And Floyd Ashbaugh, the company's Vice President of Product Development and Application Engineering, brings over 28 years of hardware and system engineering to the new firm, including time at STMicroelectronics, Synad Technologies, Valence Semiconductor, NxtWave Communications, Magnavox, and Datum/Efratom. RFaxis is readying several patent-pending solutions utilizing its groundbreaking technology and has partnered with STMicroelectronics as its BiCMOS foundry.

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