Semiconductors and Components

Silicon Image Re-launches Subsidiary

05 January 2015

Silicon Image has re-launched its SiBEAM subsidiary in order to drive wireless products focusing on millimeter-wave technologies.

As part of the re-launch, Khurram Sheikh, current chief strategy and technology officer at Silicon Image, will take over the added responsibilities as president of SiBEAM. Under the restructuring, the current and future wireless semiconductor products and intellectual property including 60GHz WirelessHD, UltraGig and wireless fiber infrastructure products will now be part of SiBEAM, the company said.

Silicon Image said the subsidiary will focus on the following:

  • Technology development
  • Fostering strategic industry partnerships
  • Driving key customer engagements
  • Accelerate millimeter-wave products

With wireless connectivity becoming a vital aspect to everyday life, millimeter-wave technology “offers the greatest potential for next-generation gigabit wireless connectivity” and it “lays the foundation” for “future customer experience,” Khurram said in a statement. He added the rebirth of SiBEAM will expand millimeter wave technology offerings “to enable gigabit interactivity everywhere from centimeters to hundreds of meters solutions.”

SiBEAM will be attending the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada on Jan. 6 through Jan. 9 showcasing its wireless product offerings.

This is the second subsidiary that Silicon Image has created in as many months after introducing Qterics to the electronics industry last month and with Qualcommtaking a 7 percent ownership interest in the subsidiary.

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