Richardson RFPD Announces Global Franchise Agreement with MixComm

Richardson RFPD Announces Global Franchise Agreement with MixComm

28 GHz beamforming "SUMMIT 2629™" front-end IC is first production device.


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March 16,2020 – Geneva, III.: Richardson RFPD, an Arrow Electronics company, today announced that it has entered into a global franchise agreement with MixComm Inc.

MixComm is a New Jersey-headquartered start-up that bases its technology on RFSOI and mmWave breakthroughs developed at Columbia University’s CoSMIC lab led by Dr. Harish Krishnaswamy, MixComm’s co-founder and CTO. MixComm’s products address the critical challenges that currently constrain 5G mmWave success:

  • Limited range that increases cost and diminishes customer satisfaction
  • Excessive thermal and electrical power consumption budgets
  • Low integration and excessively large antenna arrays that drive high module cost

Under the new agreement, Richardson RFPD will distribute MixComm’s upcoming mmWave products to customers worldwide. MixComm’s first production device is a 5G 28 GHz beamforming “SUMMIT 2629™” front-end IC.

“MixComm is delighted to partner with Richardson RFPD,” said Mike Noonen, MixComm CEO. “No other distributor offers the RF credibility, technical expertise, global reach and logistics scale that Richardson RFPD does.”

“We are excited to take MixComm’s first product to market,” said Rafael R. Salmi, Ph.D., Richardson RFPD’s president. “SUMMIT 2629 integrates novel power amplifiers, low noise amplifiers, beamformer, calibration and control for a front-end module with optimal partitioning for 5G infrastructure, and we are confident that this debut is indicative of the innovation our customers will come to expect from MixComm.”

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About MixComm Inc.

MixComm, based in Chatham, N.J., is a fabless semiconductor company developing transformative solutions for emerging wireless applications and markets. MixComm was co-founded in 2017 by Dr. Harish Krishnaswamy of Columbia University’s Engineering School and Frank Lane, formerly Senior Director at Flarion Technologies and Vice-President of Technology for Qualcomm. The company’s technology is based on breakthroughs from Dr. Krishnaswamy’s CoSMIC lab at Columbia University and is funded by Kairos Ventures. The founding team has a proven track record in RFIC research and development and in commercializing cutting-edge RF silicon at both startup and large semiconductor companies.

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