Quick Company Facts
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.
InnoPhase is focused on developing wireless semiconductor SoCs and Modules for high volume, battery-based consumer, commercial, medical, and industrial wireless IoT products.
Dr. Yang Xu (CEO and CTO)
Headquarters in San Diego, CA with an additional advanced design centers located in Kista Sweden, and Bangalore, India.
PolaRFusionTM 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
InnoPhase's Talaria TWO Modules and SoC are currently in production and have completed regulatory and industrial approval. Initial products entered the market in 2019, and now multiple module products are available through our distribution channels.
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 extended battery life for cloud connected devices. Industry's only digital polar architecture, PolaRFusion, sets a new industry benchmark for low power, and maximizing battery life in energy critical wireless IoT 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/5G, 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
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).
VP of Product Development, GM of Cellular Infrastructure
Greg is an experienced technology executive and CEO with a demonstrated history of results in multiple industries. He is skilled in Systems and Solutions, Sales, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Go-to-market Strategy, Mobile as well as Embedded Applications and is a strong business development professional.
He earned an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering from UCLA.
Vice President and GM, IoT
Wiren is a senior Silicon Valley executive with a proven track record managing global high technology businesses from inception to over $1B at public and private corporations. Most recently Wiren was the Global Head of IoT at Onsemi where he developed and executed a transformative strategy delivering end to end vertical solutions.
Previously, as Vice President of the LAN Solutions business and Corporate Strategy at Micrel (Microchip) he spearheaded the industry adoption of higher speed Ethernet for ADAS, infotainment and diagnostics. His prior experience includes managing the optical communications businesses at JDSU (Lumentum), spearheading the data communications business at PMC-Sierra and executive roles at multiple startups including video pioneer Stream Machine (Cirrus Logic). Wiren was the founder & principal of a firm providing strategic and business direction for many early-stage ventures.
Wiren holds a Ph.D. in Digital Signal Processing from Cambridge University.
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.
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.
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.