AUSTIN, Texas and Shenzhen, China, December 23, 2010 - Black Sand Technologies, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company specializing in advanced power amplifier technology for wireless applications, has signed a distribution agreement with Shenzhen Sanet Electronic Company, Ltd. for distribution of Black Sand’s RF power amplifier (PA) products in China.
Under the terms of the deal Sanet will provide dedicated sales, distribution, and engineering support for its Chinese customers who are using the industry’s first CMOS 3G power amplifier, from Black Sand. The proprietary CMOS PA architecture offers a breakthrough in combined performance, cost, battery life, and reliability for mobile devices such as mobile phones and datacards.
With a strong presence in China, particularly with mobile phone manufacturers, Sanet is well positioned to promote Black Sand’s CMOS PA products. “China is becoming one of the leading regions for not only 2G mobile handsets, but also for broadband datacard and 3G smartphones,” said John Diehl, CEO of Black Sand. “We need a strong partner in China to engage with both the established device manufactures as well as those companies that are starting to emerge. Sanet has a long history of serving these customers well and seeking out new opportunities.”
Sanet was founded in 1996 and is a leading provider of value-added sales and distribution of semiconductor and passive device technology products in China. With leading brands in their product catalog, such as Murata and GCT, Sanet is focused on communications technology opportunities in China. Sanet has an extensive experience launching new technology products and a strong expertise in providing sales, technical, and logistical support to customers.
About Black Sand Technologies:
Founded in 2005, Black Sand Technologies, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company dedicated to building solutions for the wireless industry by combining sensitive analog and powerful digital circuits in silicon. Black Sand’s unique combination of patented mixed-signal technology and industry experience will lead the way to new levels of cost and performance in wireless products of the future. Black Sand is based in Austin, Texas, and is funded by Austin Ventures and Northbridge Venture Partners. For more information, please visit www.blacksand.com.
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