Offers a connectivity offering for low-power internet-connected applications
Wireless communications technology provider Toumaz has established a new fabless subsidiary, Toumaz Microsystems, which will be responsible for its growing wireless IC business.
Toumaz has secured investment and support from Imagination Technologies Group as a strategic partner for this business.
Toumaz Microsystems will focus on the design, development and sale of semiconductor chips and offerings for the emerging embedded wireless connectivity market addressing the opportunities in a wide range of internet connected devices.
In addition, the subsidiary will focus on developing a new multi-standard connectivity chip, an ultra-low power radio receiver and transmitter chip incorporating the new IEEE standard 802.15.6 and other relevant standards.
Toumaz’s chip businesses will be transferred to Toumaz Microsystems and the wireless semiconductor expertise of Toumaz coupled with the hardware and software IP from Imagination will enable Toumaz Microsystems to offer a comprehensive connectivity offering for low-power internet-connected applications.
Toumaz said the subsidiary will supply semiconductor chips for Toumaz’s healthcare and sports business and its licensees.
Toumaz chief executive Chris Toumazou said establishing Toumaz Microsystems is the next logical step for us, building a subsidiary for our radio IC chip development with investment and support from a strategic partner, Imagination.
"The rest of the Group, operating now as Toumaz Health Technologies, can then be focused on the applications for our technology in the healthcare and leisure arena. This brings clarity to the business and ensures our all-important silicon devices have a strong roadmap, are delivered in a more structured manner, and have the outlet and backing needed, both for our own healthcare business and also to exploit the huge global opportunities of connected devices," said Toumazou.