DECT Industry Report
Message Board

DECT Products

Create Products

Standards & Regs
Learning Zone
Company Directory
Add your Company
Find Industry Partners
Promote ur Company
Tell a Friend
Bookmark this Site
Contact Us FAQ
Site Search Join (free)
About DECTweb
Other Links
The Wireless Directory


Press Release

Please e-mail us your company's press releases for inclusion on DECTweb
Thank you

Richmond, BC and Sunnyvale, CA - 6th April 2001

Arkon Technologies Recognised as Philips Semiconductors Official Design House

Arkon Technologies and Philips Semiconductors to form strategic alliance in consumer communication product development and marketing

Arkon Technologies Inc., a total product development company and Philips Semiconductors, a division of Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE:PHG, AEX:PHI) today announced an alliance offering comprehensive 1.8GHz DECT and 2.4GHz communication products and development services.  The alliance joins two leading companies in high frequency wireless technologies with complementary offerings, capabilities and cordless market goals. 

Under the agreement, Arkon is recognized worldwide as a Philips Semiconductors Official Design House.  Using Philips Semiconductors’ integrated circuit products, Arkon will provide complete turn-key reference design licensing and development as well as technical support services for 1.8GHz and 2.4GHz wireless communication designs. The combined efforts of both companies will reduce the time-to-market and dramatically lower the barrier of entry for manufacturers. 

Philips Semiconductors’ leading technology has enabled Arkon to develop its next generation voice and data cordless telephone and communicators for the consumer market.  As a direct result of the alliance, Arkon will officially announce later this month the RadonTM 1.8GHz/2.4GHz DECT reference design and the G18TM Internet Communicator System, featuring Philips Semiconductors’ communications IC’s.  The G18TM is the first local area wireless voice and data solution for Palm® OS handheld computers.  Both products are available on an OEM and design licensing basis.

"Arkon is proud to be recognized by Philips Semiconductors as a complementary development and marketing partner,” said Edmund Ho, President and CEO of Arkon.  “The alliance demonstrates Philips Semiconductors’ confidence in Arkon’s total product development ability to deliver innovative, robust designs for high volume OEM.  Together, we can enable our OEM customers to bring DECT and other wireless based products to market in record time.” 

“As the world’s leading supplier of DECT system solutions, Philips Semiconductors is pleased to work together with Arkon to help our customers with reference design licensing as well as technical and development support,” says Dirk Braune, General Manager Business Line Cordless, Philips Semiconductors.  “Arkon will serve as a knowledgeable system partner for Philips Semiconductors and our customers in 1.8 and 2.4 GHz DECT and other wireless technology fields.”

About Arkon Technologies
Arkon Technologies Inc. is a total product development company specializing in consumer telecommunications and networking products.  Arkon has served as a qualified contract design centre for RBOCs, telcos, PTTs and electronic brand names in 1.8GHz, 2.4GHz & 5GHz wireless communication and xDSL networking products.  Design specialists from multiple disciplines will support the product development from start to finish, from industrial design to high volume manufacturing.  With a staff of over 70 professionals in-house, Arkon is focused on innovating market-ready consumer centric solutions. 
Arkon is headquartered in Vancouver BC, Canada and has sales & marketing offices in Europe and Asia.

About Philips Semiconductors
Philips Semiconductors, which had annual revenues of approximately US$6.3 billion in 2000, designs and manufactures semiconductors and silicon systems platforms.  Philips Semiconductors is spearheading the emerging field of systems on silicon solutions with the innovative Nexperia™ platform and VLSI Velocity™ tool set. The company's Sea-of-IP™ design methodology allows plug and play intellectual property blocks for easily customizable products. The company is a leader in communications, consumer, PC peripherals and automotive semiconductors, which are key applications for convergence in end-user products. Philips Semiconductors is headquartered in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, and has operations throughout the world.  

Arkon, Radon and G18 are trademarks of Arkon Technologies, Inc.  All other trade, product, or service names referenced in this release may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

For more information please contact:

Arkon Technologies
Bruce Bernard                              
+1 (604) 241-7991

Philips Semiconductors
Maritza Maldonado
Ketchum (for Philips Semiconductors)
+1 (650) 596-2294

Please e-mail us your company's press releases for inclusion on DECTweb
Thank you


Copyright © 1998-2007 WTIS Ltd, Wireless Telecommunications Information & Services  All rights reserved.
All registered servicemarks and trademarks mentioned on this site are acknowledged.
Last modified: Tuesday January 09, 2007.
Information provided on DECTweb is provided on an unwarranted basis - Please read our Terms & Conditions of use.  Thank you.