WiSpry

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WiSpry, Inc.
Type Private
Industry Semiconductors
Founded 2002, Irvine, California
Headquarters Flag of the United States.svg Irvine, California, USA
Key people Jeff Hilbert, President & Founder, Arthur Morris, CTO
Products RF MEMs technologies
Website www.wispry.com

WiSpry, Inc. is a fabless RF semiconductor company based in Irvine, California.

Using RF MEMS (Radio Frequency Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) technology, WiSpry develops and markets RF Silicon integrated circuits, components and modules to manufacturers of wireless communication products.[1] [2] [3]

Founded in 2002, WiSpry was initially funded by the angel investor network, Tech Coast Angels. [4]

WiSpry is now one of Orange County's more highly funded startups with almost $50M invested to date by Acadia Woods Partners, American River Ventures, Arkian, Blueprint Ventures, Chart Venture Partners, DoCoMo Capital, Hotung Capital Management, Inc., In-Q-Tel,L Capital Partners, MuRata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Paladin Capital Group, Shepherd Ventures and Tech Coast Angels.[5] [6] [7]

In January 2012, a Samsung smartphone teardown revealed the existence of a WiSpry RF MEMs antenna tuning chip: this is believed to be the first known use of an RF MEMs device in a volume shipping product. [8] [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnson, R Colin (November 14, 2007). "RF-MEMS aims to tune mobile wireless". EETimes. 
  2. ^ Johnson, R. Colin (July 30, 2010). "RF MEMS AIM FOR CELL PHONE ON-A-CHIP". MEMS Investor Journal. 
  3. ^ Milian, Mark (July 16, 2010). "Building a better cellphone antenna". Los Angeles Times. 
  4. ^ Kuo, Benjamin (March 22, 2004). "Interview: Jeff Hilbert, Wispry". socalTECH. 
  5. ^ Tolkoff, Sarah (June 6, 2010). "Cell Phone Chipmaker WiSpry Sees Leadership Shift". Orange County Business Journal. 
  6. ^ Norman, Jan (March 8, 2008). "WiSpry picks up $7 million in venture capital". Orange County Register. 
  7. ^ www.techcrunch.com. "Crunchbase: WiSpry". techcrunch.com. 
  8. ^ McGrath, Dylan (January 9, 2012). "Teardown finds RF MEMS in Samsung handset". EETimes.com. 
  9. ^ Anthony, Sebastian (January 13, 2012). "RF MEMS enables auto-tuning, single-radio, anti-death-grip smartphones". ExtremeTech.com. 

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