ASIX

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ASIX Electronics Corp.
Public company (TSE: 3169)
Industry Semiconductor
Founded 1995
Headquarters Taiwan, Hsinchu
Key people
David C. Wang
Products Non-PCI Ethernet controllers,
USB-to-Ethernet controllers,
Ethernet microcontroller SoCs,
I/O connectivity Controllers
Embedded Wireless Modules
Website www.asix.com.tw

ASIX Electronics Corp. (Traditional Chinese: 亞信電子股份有限公司) is a fabless semiconductor supplier with a focus on networking, communication, and connectivity applications. ASIX Electronics specializes in network connectivity solutions and provides Ethernet-centric silicon products such as non-PCI Ethernet controller, USB 2.0 to LAN controller, and network SoC for embedded networking applications.

Corporate history[edit]

ASIX was founded in May 1995 in Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan. In 2002, ASIX announced its first USB to MII chip.[1] In June 2007, Electronicstalk.com featured the AX11005BF, billed as the industry smallest single-chip embedded Ethernet MCU.[2] Electronicstalk.com describes powering embedded systems in a machine to machine world (M2M) in reference to the AX110xx family of chips.[3]

  • ASIX Electronics introduced the industry's first:
  1. USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet controller
  2. Non-PCI/USB 2.0 Gigabit Ethernet controller
  3. Single chip microcontroller with TCP/IP, 10/100 Mbit Fast Ethernet MAC/PHY, and flash
  4. Industry smallest single chip embedded Ethernet MCU
  • Asix Electronics saw its revenues jump 59.3% sequentially to NT$31.5 million (US$957,000) in December 2006 on shipments of USB-to-Ethernet controller ICs for Nintendo's Wii consoles, according to market sources. [4]
  • ASIX is listed as a vendor in the 2007 EDN Microprocessor Directory.[5][permanent dead link]
  • ASIX Electronics Corp:To acquire 100 pct stake in ZYWYN CORPORATION with amount of $8 million. [6]

Products[edit]

The current offerings are as follows:

  • Non-PCI/PCMCIA embedded Ethernet
  • High-speed USB-to-LAN
  • Embedded network SoC
  • I/O connectivity
  • Embedded Wireless Modules

Wii LAN Adapter[edit]

ASIX manufactures the chipset in the Wii LAN Adapter. The Wii is equipped with Wi-Fi but does not include an Ethernet port; gamers can purchase a Wii LAN Adapter sold by Nintendo and other manufacturers to give Ethernet capability to the Wii.

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