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Company Focus

InnoPhase is a fabless wireless semiconductor platform company specializing in extreme low power wireless radio solutions. It invented the groundbreaking PolaRFusionTM digital radio architecture, a patented semiconductor that dramatically increases battery lifetime 50%+ in typical applications.

Market Focus

InnoPhase is focused on developing wireless semiconductor platforms for high volume, battery-based consumer, commercial, medical, and industrial wireless IoT products.

Incorporated

December 2012

Founders

Dr. Yang Xu (CEO and CTO)

Dr. Dahong Qian (President and General Manager, IoT Business Unit)

Locations

Headquarters in San Diego, CA with an additional advanced design center located in Kista Sweden.

Technology Highlights

PolaRFusion wireless radio platform architecture a digital centric radio has moved massive amounts of semiconductor radio’s large and power-hungry analog circuits into efficient digital logic. The PolaRFusion architecture includes the advanced digital polar transceiver, an innovative flexLNA design, and a fully digital high efficiency power amplifier.

Typical Product Applications

Portable smart audio speakers, remote security cameras, sensor modules, portable patient monitoring devices, wearables and other energy critical edge-of-network wireless IoT applications that require an extreme low power direct-to-cloud connection

Product Availability

InnoPhase products are currently in the late stages of commercialization, regulatory and industrial approval and interoperability testing. Initial products will be entering the market in early 2019.

Corporate Funding

The company is funded by a variety of sources including private investments and tier-one venture capital firms

Key Technology Differentiators

Extreme low power

Offers 50%+ battery life. Industry’s only Smart Digital Radio, PolaRFusion architecture will set a new industry benchmark for low power, and maximizing battery life in energy critical wireless applications

High-level of solution flexibility

The PolaRFusion radio architecture can be applied to a wide range of industry standard wireless protocols based in software including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, NB-IoT, LTE, and a host of other popular and emerging wireless standards

Complete wireless solution integration

The efficient InnoPhase digital intensive design enables the integration of almost the entire wireless solution that is found in a traditional module level product including the digital based radio, an MCU for lightweight applications, memory, I/O and RF support circuitry

Benefits from process technology advances

The move from analog-intensive to a digital RF design means that wireless solutions can finally get onto Moore’s Law Curve. Unlike traditional analog IQ radios, the digital PolaRFusion architecture will now enable radios to go to even lower levels of power use and smaller die sizes as more advanced semiconductor process nodes are used.

InnoPhase Management Team

Yang Xu

CEO and CTO

Yang is an expert in low-power and reconfigurable RF circuits and systems. He received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University and M.S. and B.S. degrees in Electronics Engineering from Fudan University. Dr. Xu was an associate professor in the ECE department of Illinois Institute of Technology. Prior to joining the faculty at IIT, he was a senior researcher with Qualcomm.

Dr Xu has 30+ referred publications and 20+ patents. He was a recipient of the Inventor Recognition Award from the Microelectronics Advanced Research Consortium (MARCO).

Dahong Qian

President and General Manager, IoT Business Unit

Dahong has over 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. He had held various engineering and management positions at Dallas Semiconductor (now Maxim), Analog Devices, and OmniVision, etc. He received an MSE from the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Harvard University.

Thomas Lee

Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Thomas has over 35 years of technology sales and marketing experience. With a background in both established and start-up companies, he has a proven history in taking complex semiconductor products to market and establishing sales and distribution channels in markets worldwide. Previous positions including many years in management positions at Intel, VP of North American Sales for Cirrus Logic and VP of Sales and Marketing at semiconductor IP Chicory Systems (sold to CEVA) and VP of Sales and Marketing at ow-power MCU manufacturer Ambiq Micro. Thomas has a BS in Computer Science from University of Oregon.

Per Konradsson

Fellow, Systems and Software

Per Konradsson is the leader of the Digital Design Group at InnoPhase. With over 20 years of RF design experience, Per also heads up the InnoPhase, Kista advanced development center. Prior to InnoPhase, he worked as a Chief System Architect for Samsung Semiconductor. He was also CTO for Nanoradio (acquired by Samsung). In addition to extensive experience designing both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radios at National Semiconductor, he also was part of the R&D team at Ericsson radio that developed leading edge Wideband CDMA systems.

Claudio Anzil

Vice President, Engineering

Claudio has over 30 years of experience in integrated radio design and development, test and product engineering, and technical management. He has successfully taken many complex products from concept to volume production, ranging from high-volume to high-performance markets, and consumer through defense applications.

Prior to joining Innophase, Claudio held various senior engineering and leadership roles at Ethertronics Inc., Peregrine Semiconductor (acquired by Murata), Maxim Integrated Products, CommQuest (acquired by IBM), and Interstate Electronics (acquired by L3).

Claudio received his B.S. in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering, and his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California. He is a senior member of IEEE.

Robert Irvine

Chief Patent Counsel

Robert is an experienced IP attorney specializing in telecommunications technology. He has worked in private practice both as a partner in a large IP boutique firm in Chicago, and as a founding partner of his own boutique firm. Robert also started up and led an in-house patent prosecution team at a multi-billion dollar international telecommunications development company. He has an undergraduate and Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign, and a law degree from Northwestern University.

Board Members

Hing Wong

Board Member

Hing joined Walden International in 2005. Prior to joining WI, he spent fifteen years in the semiconductor industry in technical, management and business roles. He worked at IBM, Chromatic Research, and co-founded Silicon Access Networks, a network IC company where he served as VP VLSI Design and later in VP Business Development.

Hing holds a Ph.D. degree in EECS from UC Berkeley, and studied in SiChuan University and Chinese University of Hong Kong for his undergraduate degrees.

Corporate Investors

InnoPhase corporate investors include top-tier venture capital firms and private investors familiar with high-growth semiconductor market.