RFaxis Named Winner of Prestigious 2010 EE Times Ace
Award for Start-up of the Year
Thursday April 29, 2010 - 16:41 PM EDT
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IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/29/10 -- RFaxis, a fabless semiconductor company focused on innovative,
next-generation RF solutions for the wireless connectivity markets, today announced it was named the winner
in EE Times sixth Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards (www.eetimes-ace.com) for Start-up of the
Year. The 2010 EE Times ACE awards celebrate the creators of technology who demonstrate leadership and
innovation in the global electronics industry.
RFaxis was selected as the winner of this prestigious award for innovating a revolutionary, patent pending RF
front-end architecture, and using this architecture to launch the world's first family of
best-performance/best-cost, silicon-based, single-chip/single-die RF Front-end Integrated Circuit (RFeIC)
devices that come complete with all the necessary amplifiers, switching circuitry, harmonic filters, and
matching networks integrated on a single-die. RFaxis also offers high-gain high-efficiency antennas optimally
matched with its RFeICs to deliver comprehensive, best-in-class RF solutions for wireless devices.
"Words cannot describe our excitement for being selected for this prestigious award -- this is a tremendous
honor given all of the compelling start-up companies that were considered," expresses Mike Neshat, CEO of
RFaxis. Oleksandr Gorbachov, CTO of RFaxis adds, "This award validates the time and effort dedicated by
the entire RFaxis team to bring our breakthrough innovations to life, and to make a significant contribution to
the semiconductor ecosystem and the global electronics industry." Neshat concludes, "Launching and growing
a start-up is not for the faint of heart, especially today in the midst of the most challenging economy in recent
years. But we all know that start-ups are essential for kick-starting the recovery and stimulating job growth.
Hence, we salute all entrepreneurs who dare to live their dreams and turn challenges into successes. We are all
The EE Times Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards honors innovators who demonstrate global
electronics industry leadership and celebrates the creators of technology who exhibit leadership, innovation
and shape the world we live in. The EE Times ACE Start-up of the Year Award recognizes a start-up (under
three years in business) electronics (device or system) company that demonstrates excellence in business
development and/or technology development processes with the potential to become a technical or market
leader in the global electronics industry. Awards were presented on April 27 during the Embedded Systems
Conference in Silicon Valley. Awards are presented in 13 categories and are judged by the editors and a
blue-ribbon panel of industry experts, comprised of the leading voices of academia, industry and Wall Street
"The 2010 winners represent the execution of forward-thinking technologies and creativity that captures the
imagination of consumers, illustrating the influence that electronics and embedded design professionals have
on today's culture," said Junko Yoshida, editor in chief, EE Times.
About RFaxis, Inc.
Incorporated in January 2008, RFaxis, Inc. is an Irvine, California-based company specializing in the design
and development of RF semiconductors and embedded antenna solutions. With its patent pending
technologies, the company leads the way in next-generation wireless solutions designed for the multibillion
dollar Bluetooth, WLAN, 802.11n/MIMO, ZigBee, WiMAX, and WHDI markets. Leveraging pure CMOS
and BiCMOS technology in conjunction with its own innovative approach and technology, RFaxis is home to
the world's first RF Front-end Integrated Circuit (RFeIC ). More information can be found at:
About EE Times Group (http://www.eetimesgroup.com/)
EE Times Group, a division of United Business Media (LON: UBM), is the global leader in media and
marketing services for the electronics industry. We deliver results for the key influencers and decision makers
involved in the design, development and commercialization of technology through our market leading brands.
More than 1.1 million engineering professionals engage with the EE Times Network -- EE Times,
TechOnline, DesignLines, and Embedded.com -- across the globe. The technology community comes to our
market leading events to share, learn, discuss, and advance the critical issues and challenges facing the
electronics industry. As well, EE Times Group provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation
marketing, integrated media and research.
About United Business Media Limited
UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and
monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses
inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from
journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business
information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve
these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to
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