for a wide range of wireless communications applications,
today announced the availability of the one chip Bluetooth
GDM1100. Based in Silicon Valley, the most revered region
in the U.S. for technology development, this Korean venture
is second to CSR (Cambridge Silicon Radio) to have developed
a Bluetooth single chip solution worldwide, using direct conversion
CMOS technology. (GCT Inc., (CEO Ki Sub Lee) http://www.gctsemi.com])
So far many of Korean domestic companies have been competitive
in efforts to dominate market shares in the Bluetooth market,
which has been forecast to be $3 billion in 2005. However,
they have yet to develop a core chip and only have been developing
modules or applications.
The GDM1100 consists of an RF and a modem and is a 144 pin-BGA
(8mm x 8mm) package type. The radio is based on Global Communication
Technology's proprietary radio architecture employing a direct
conversion scheme, which offers superior channel selectivity.
Compared to other Bluetooth products' distance ranges, Global
Communication Technology's GDM1100 has excelled, with more
than a 10 m distance range.
"With the one chip GDM1100, Global Communication Technology,
Inc. provides the greatest degree of marketability for both
the domestic and international Bluetooth market and technical
opportunities for global application companies," said
K.S. Lee, CEO of Global Communication Technology, Inc.
Global Communication Technology, Inc. plans to commercialize
GDM1100 and furthermore, develop the GDM1101 embedded processor
for Bluetooth protocols. The GDM1102 also includes a multimedia
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Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, GCT is a leading semiconductor
developer, manufacturer and supplier of its high performance
single RFIC 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.