subsidiary in Seoul, Korea named Advanced Core Tech, Inc.
(ACT). ACT is strategically located for easy access to fabrication
facilities in the Asian region as well as to a rich human
resource pool of qualified engineers in the field of analog,
digital signal processing, radio frequency, semiconductor,
and handset technologies. GCT appointed Mr. Sundance Joe,
the former Country Manager of Silicon Graphics Inc. Korea,
as General Manager and Mr. J.D. Yoon as Vice General Manager
Mr. Joe said, "The world wireless communications market
is currently undergoing explosive growth thanks to factors
such as deregulation, convergent technologies and the ITU
3G project. We at ACT stand ready to ride this market momentum
with our core competencies. ACT is staffed with a team of
world-class electrical engineers from Seoul National University,
the no. 1 ranked university in Korea, and enjoys a competitive
advantage thanks to its proprietary technologies ranging from
its direct conversion architecture to its DSP core. We'll
be focusing first on developing a single CMOS RFIC using our
direct conversion architecture and on producing cable modem
IC's. We will then extend our technological know-how to various
other emerging industry standards such as Bluetooth, HomeRF,
IEEE802.11, IMT-2000, and IEEE1394."
ACT will be a remote R&D facility centered in the dynamic
Korean, Chinese and Japanese wireless market to offer the
highest level of engineering power to valued customers and
partners in that region.
Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, GCT is a leading semiconductor
developer, manufacturer and supplier of its high performance
single RF IC using its patented direct conversion architecture
with the most economical CMOS process technology around. For
more information on GCT and our direct conversion technology,
please visit us at http://www.gctsemi.com.