PHOENIX, Ariz. – April 21 2008 - ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN), a global leader in efficient power solutions, has announced customer-benefiting relationships with two design-oriented companies specializing in the wireless arena. These relationships with design consultancy RF Consult and specialist design-in distributor CompoTEK will supplement ON Semiconductor’s own engineering teams in the deployment of the company’s wireless ASSP (application specific standard product) IC technologies in industrial designs.
Founded in 1999 as a firm of consulting engineers, RF Consult GmbH is a German-based company providing services for the design, prototyping and implementation of systems requiring short-range wireless data transmission. The company’s services range from design and consultancy to field-testing and module production. CompoTEK is also based in Germany and was founded in 1994. The company combines design-in and support services with a broad linecard of wireless-related products and components. Both companies allow ON Semiconductor to provide industrial customers with access to system-level technical specialists who can speed the development of their wireless-based designs.
“Wireless technology is becoming more prevalent in real-world industrial applications such as remote utility metering, access control, security alarms, blood glucose metering, and patient monitoring devices,” said Ryan Cameron, business unit director for ON Semiconductor’s Industrial Products. “Customers who develop these systems are looking for system-level experts who can help bring wireless technology into their product. The strategic relationships with RF Consult and CompoTEK significantly strengthen ON Semiconductor’s ability to serve system designers enabling them to reach their market quicker and more cost effectively. In addition to supplying the wireless IC technology and associated technical support, we can now also recommend a simplified route to trusted design resources.”
Dr. Lutz Konstroffer, managing director of RF Consult, said: “The relationship with ON Semiconductor will allow us to help OEMs to quickly develop systems based around the company’s family of advanced wireless ICs. Our engineering resources will work closely with ON Semiconductor technical specialists to deliver the optimum wireless design in the shortest possible timescale.”
Tassilo Halt, marketing communications director of CompoTEK, added: “Many years of experience of selling and supporting wireless technologies have placed us in an excellent position to support customer designs based on the ON Semiconductor family of wireless ASSPs. The combination of advanced products, ON Semiconductor’s expertise and our own system-level resources provide the customer with access to the expertise they need to optimize and speed their wireless designs.”
ON Semiconductor’s wireless product portfolio currently includes single chip, frequency agile transceivers and low power transceivers with clock and data recovery. Developed specifically for the industrial market, these products enable system-wide solutions that significantly reduce the system cost, power consumption, form factor, and time-to-market of short range, low data rate wireless applications.
About RF Consult
RF Consult was founded in 1999. Since then, the company established a firm position in the field of short-range wireless data transmission for industrial and medical applications, home automation and communication. RF Consult offers the complete service: from finding the proper system approach through schematics, PCB and antenna design to testing under field conditions and conformance testing. In order to develop the market and to foster the use of wireless technology, RF Consult offers training courses for beginners and advanced engineers in the field of wireless communication. Particular attention is paid on the tuition of immediately applicable knowledge and the support of the customer’s design projects.
CompoTEK GmbH is the fastest growing rep and distributor of communication components in Germany and a leader in providing RF and Microwave solutions. CompoTEK has become the trusted source to a majority of clients in Germany and Austria with its innovative, intelligent and cost-effective products and solutions. CompoTEK was founded in 1994. The Company’s tradition of innovation continues today with CompoTEK finding and promoting leading products and key technologies in the area of RF/Microwave communications. The objective of CompoTEK is to be in the forefront of the Communication revolution through providing innovative/cost-effective solutions to our customer's business.
About ON Semiconductor
With its global logistics network and strong product portfolio, ON Semiconductor (NASDAQ: ONNN) is a preferred supplier of efficient power solutions to customers in the power supply, automotive, communication, computer, consumer, medical, industrial, mobile phone, and military/aerospace markets. The company’s broad portfolio includes power, analog, DSP, mixed-signal, advance logic, clock management and standard component devices. Global corporate headquarters are located in Phoenix, Arizona. The company operates a network of manufacturing facilities, sales offices and design centers in key markets throughout North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific regions. For more information, visit https://www.onsemi.com.
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