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Tensorcom Announces World's Lowest Power 802.11ad WiGig Chip (NantFi) at Barcelona Mobile World Congress

Tensorcom, a member of the Nantworks family of companies, today announced the availability of the world's lowest power, 802.11ad/WiGig compliant System in a Package (SiP), which includes an industry leading “Green” System on a Chip (GSoC™) that implements the MAC and PHY as well as multiple 60 GHz antennas. The Tensorcom chip (coined "NantFi 1.0") is the first GSoC™ to meet the power and size requirements of mobile phones and tablets while providing > 2.5 Gb/s throughput. NantFi 1.0 showcases Tensorcom's industry leading 60 GHz radio design as well as a novel MODEM and MAC implementation that delivers on the 802.11ad promise of low-power Gb/s data connectivity for mobile platforms. Tensorcom's NantFi is designed for IEEE Std 802.11ad-2012TM and supports up to 2.5 Gb/s operation over all four 60 GHz channels. NantFi has been designed to be the lowest cost, lowest power solution for integrating multi-gigabit wireless links in space and power constrained devices such as mobile phones and tablets. Tensorcom will be demonstrating the NantFi GSoC™ solution at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 24 - 27.

“This GSoC solution changes the entire landscape of mobile connectivity and provides new opportunities for consolidation of computing platforms,” said Hock Law, CEO of Tensorcom. “We are able to provide a 10x increase in data rate with a fraction of the power. Our implementation of this ultra-low power mode utilizes 150 mW peak power while supporting a huge data transmission rate of 2.5 Gb/second...a breakthrough in design.”

“Tensorcom's dream of providing an ultra-low power 60 GHz solution in the mobile space has now become reality and we look forward to mobile device manufacturers adopting Tensorcom’s solution in a variety of mobile applications,” said Dr. Ismail Lakkis, Co-founder of Tensorcom.

“I’m proud that Tensorcom is a member of the NantWorks family of companies and a key element of our billion dollar investment in an ecosystem of companies committed to transform how we work, live and play. I am particularly proud of the pioneering and breakthrough achievements of our Tensorcom team in being the first in the world to build a chip with such blazing speeds yet with such low power. This breakthrough chip of ultra-low power and high bandwidth will now bring the Internet of things to a whole new dimension, when integrated into all manner of machine-to-machine combinations of mobile computing devices. Tensorcom will proceed with sampling and production of the world's first commercially available ultra low power 802.11ad system on a chip in 2014 and we are in multiple discussions with strategic partners to now build an ecosystem of devices,” said Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, Lead Investor and Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Key Features of NantFi Chip:

  • Fabricated in TSMC 40 nm standard CMOS process
  • Peak power < 150 mW using 802.11ad compliant low power single carrier mode
  • 2.5 Gb/s data rate supports QHD/4K video streaming
  • Complete solution including antennas fully integrated in a single package
  • Low cost 17 mm x 11 mm x 0.5 mm module
  • Available in a novel end-fire antenna pattern suitable for placement in thin devices or with patch antenna for vertical mounting

Availability

Engineering sampling begins in Q2:2014, and production in Q3:2014.

About Tensorcom

Tensorcom received its first funding round in October 2010 from California Capital Equity, LLC, a private equity arm of Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong. Subsequently, it has closed 2 additional rounds of funding, and has become the industry leader in single chip low power 60 GHz multi-gigabit connectivity solutions for mobile devices. Tensorcom's leading edge technology and design expertise enables a variety of applications for small form-factor, mobile devices including high speed data synchronization, real time video streaming and high-speed wireless docking. Tensorcom solutions fully support IEEE Std 802.11ad. Using the extensive industry experience of its design team, Tensorcom has taken the lead for low power, small form-factor, SiP solutions with multiple options for integrated antenna. “IEEE,” “802” and “IEEE 802.11ad” are trademarks of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. For more information on Tensorcom please visit www.tensorcom.com.

About NantWorks

NantWorks, LLC, founded by visionary scientist, inventor and surgeon, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, is the umbrella organization for an ecosystem of companies committed to the convergence of 21st century innovative platforms to transform how we work, live and play: NantHealth, NantMobile, NantOmics, NanTronics, NantBioScience, NantPharma, NantCapital and NantCloud. Fact-based and solution driven, each of NantWorks’ division entities operates at the intersection of innovation and infrastructure at a global scale to enable actionable information in real time at point of need.

To implement a vision of "Augmented Cognition™" and "Next Sense™" Nantworks is inventing, developing and delivering a diverse range of scientific discovery and accelerating translation of groundbreaking innovation through rapid high scale implementation. These collective platforms within the Nantworks family of companies will transform humanity's access to collective knowledge in real time at time of need, bringing wisdom within reach to all.

NantHealth is building an integrated fact-based, genomically-informed, personalized approach to the delivery of care. Through implementation of machine-to-machine connectivity and integration with advanced fiber networks and health specific supercomputing, NantHealth brings actionable information to the point of care in the time of need.

NantMobile has developed and deployed a mobile browser of the physical world. Its proprietary machine vision recognition cloud based engine will transform the world-wide-web to the web-enabled world. For more information please visit www.nantmobile.com and www.nanthealth.com and follow Dr. Soon-Shiong on Twitter @solvehealthcare.

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