Kyoto, Japan - June 14, 2001 - GCT Semiconductor, Inc. (GCT)
today announced it will be presenting three technical papers
detailing the company's RF chipsets technologies covering
wideband CDMA, Bluetooth, and CDMA RF PLL at this year's 2001
Symposium on VLSI circuits (SOVC) in Kyoto, Japan. Chosen
for their originality and informative quality, the advanced
content of the three papers presented by three GCT engineers,
will not be publicly announced or published prior to the symposium.
The symposium provides those involved in the design of integrated
circuits an opportunity to observe and present important new
work and technologies at an international forum. GCT's three
presentations will cover a broad spectrum of its current technologies,
but will focus on wideband CDMA CMOS direct conversion transmitter
and receiver, single-chip 2.4GHz direct conversion CMOS transceiver
with GFSK modem, and CDMA RF PLL technology. Sponsored by
IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society and the Japan Society of
Applied Physics, the symposium with focus on circuit design
and will partially overlap with the Symposium on VLSI Technology.
"Having the opportunity to present at SOVC is a strong
indicator that GCT's advanced CMOS direct conversion RF technology
has been widely admitted by academic society," said K.S.
Lee, GCT's president and CEO. "We are enthusiastic to
share our advanced technologies in such a respected forum
as SOVC and look forward to highlighting the advantages of
a technology that will deliver cost-effective multi-mode RF
solutions for various emerging wireless standards."
Using its CMOS direct conversion technology, GCT plans to
deliver Bluetooth, WCDMA, 802.11a RF products and various
multi-mode RF front-end solutions such as dual mode RF for
802.11a/802.11b and GPRS/WCDMA. GCT's RF PLL technology, a
technology targeting the 2nd generation handset market including
GSM and IS-95C, is expected to deliver substantial revenue
for the company in the coming months.
The design and manufacturing advances developed at GCT allow
the company to demonstrate direct conversion RF on standard
CMOS-paving the way for future inexpensive new transmitter/receiver
chipsets for WCDMA and highly integrated CMOS PLL circuits
with on-chip VCO for CDMA and GSM wireless standards.
About GCT Semiconductor, Inc.
GCT Semiconductor is a leading supplier of integrated CMOS
solutions for the Wireless Communication Industry. The company
uses advanced design methodologies that have allowed the company
to develop cost-effective chipsets that are manufactured on
standard CMOS processes. GCT's unique ability to use standard
manufacturing processes and yet achieve high performance standards
for cellular, local and personal area wireless networks has
resulted in new direct conversion RF and advanced PLL circuits
ideal for a variety of wireless communication applications.
The company provides innovative chipsets in support of Bluetooth
and all major cellular protocols including the third generation
(3G) standard. The company's Web site can be found at http://www.gctsemi.com.