|[December 18, 2012]
RFaxis and Ozmo Devices Collaborate to Enable 5 GHz Wi-Fi Direct™ Surround Sound Home Theater Systems
IRVINE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Inc., a fabless semiconductor company focused on innovative,
next-generation RF solutions for the wireless connectivity and cellular
mobility markets, today announced its collaboration with Ozmo
Devices on a 5GHz 802.11a Wi-Fi Direct™ module reference design,
featuring the RFaxis single-chip, single-die RFX5000
CMOS RF Front-end Integrated Circuit (RFeIC™) paired with the OZMO2000
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ System-on-Chip (SoC) with fully integrated radio,
baseband and microcontroller. Ozmo Devices, a leading provider of
low-power Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) solutions, extends its
list of Wi-Fi peripheral devices ranging from keyboards, mice, remote
controls for TVs and set-top boxes, gaming headsets, and to now home
audio and high fidelity surround sound speaker systems.
"We are delighted to see our increased attach rates within the
fast-growing Home Area Network (HAN) market with the emergence of
wireless sound bars," stated Yongxi Qian, VP marketing and application
engineering, RFaxis. "Wireless technology is a significant driving force
of the next-generation Smart Home, including automatic control of
sensor-networked appliances, converged voice/dat communications, and
high-quality audio/video entertainment. With an extensive portfolio of
CMOS RF Front-end ICs, RFaxis is in the forefront of supporting multiple
air standards within the home, including Wi-Fi Direct™. Together with
Ozmo, we provide an exceptional high quality Wi-Fi audio experience at
an unprecedented cost structure."
"Ozmo's innovative line of Wi-Fi Direct™ chipsets and module solutions
are poised to be adopted by leading home entertainment system
manufacturers due to our ultra-low power, low cost and low latency
designs," said Brian
Mathews, product marketing VP, Ozmo Devices. "By partnering with
RFaxis, we can offer extended-range solutions with high performance at
According to IMS Research, in 2016 more than 60 million audio devices
will ship with Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth connectivity, including AV
receivers, speaker docks, home-theater-in-a-box (HTIB) systems and sound
bars. Indicative of trends taking place in the consumer marketplace, the
majority of this volume will be driven by speaker docks and sound bars.
As wireless home networking increases, along with consumer expectations
of wireless connectivity in consumer electronics, wireless streaming in
audio playback is expected to naturally rise.
For more information on the RFX5000 and OZMO2000 Wi-Fi Direct™ module
reference design, please contact RFaxis at email@example.com.
A live demonstration of a 2.1 wireless surround sound wireless subwoofer
and sound bar system will be showcased by RFaxis at the upcoming 2013
International Consumer Electronics Show (CES (News - Alert)) on January 8-11 in Las
About RFaxis, Inc.
Incorporated in January 2008, RFaxis, Inc. is an Irvine, CA, based
company specializing in the design and development of RF semiconductors.
With its patented technologies, the company leads the way in
next-generation wireless solutions designed for the multibillion dollar
Bluetooth, WLAN, 802.11n/MIMO, ZigBee, AMR/AMI and wireless audio/video
streaming markets. Leveraging pure CMOS, in conjunction with its own
innovative approach, patented technology and trade secrets, RFaxis is
home to the world's first RF Front-end Integrated Circuit (RFeIC). More
information can be found at: www.rfaxis.com.
About Ozmo Devices
Ozmo Devices is the leading provider of ultra-low power Wi-Fi PAN
solutions. Ozmo Devices extends the functionality of Wi-Fi-enabled
platforms to seamlessly communicate with peripherals. Ozmo Devices'
silicon solution delivers superior performance for battery-powered
wireless peripherals like remote controls, mice, and headsets. Ozmo
Devices is backed by top-tier venture capital firms and managed by
semiconductor industry veterans. The company is headquartered in Palo
Alto, California, and has offices in the United Kingdom and Taiwan. For
more information, visit www.ozmodevices.com.
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