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SST Communications Introduces New 2.4 GHz WLAN Power Amplifier With Ultra-High Linear Output Power
Aug 03, 2009 (03:08 AM EDT)


SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SST Communications, a developer of RF front-end components and modules for a wide range of wireless applications and a subsidiary of SST (Silicon Storage Technology, Inc.) , a leader in flash memory technology, today announced that it has doubled the output power of its 2.4 GHz WLAN power amplifier (PA) offering with the new SST12CP11. Housed in a compact 3 x 3mm QFN package, the three-stage device achieves 34 dB power gain, 26 dBm and 25 dBm linear output power at 3.5% and 2.5% EVM, respectively, at 5.0V bias with less than 470 mA current consumption. With its ultra-high linear output power, the SST12CP11 helps increase the transmission range and data rate of 802.11b/g/n wireless access points and routers in consumer and enterprise environments.

"As a premier high-volume supplier of PAs to the WiFi industry, we are continuously improving our product offering to meet the evolving demands of wireless users," said Daniel Chow, president, SST Communications. "With our new SST12CP11, we are delivering an ultra-high power, robust linear PA that will help increase the broadcast range of wireless AP/routers to better support broadband applications, such as streaming video and other multimedia-rich content."

The SST12CP11 supports an operating voltage up to 5V, resulting in ultra-high linear output power capability. In addition, the device is 802.11b/g spectrum mask compliant up to 29 dBm for added performance. Like all of SST Communications' PAs, the SST12CP11 is manufactured using a reliable InGaP/GaAs HBT technology. The high performance of the SST12CP11 enables wireless network system designers to provide robust WiFi operation in challenging RF environments where building materials and floor plan layouts are often not conducive to RF performance.

The SST12CP11 is the latest addition to SST Communications' broad range of WiFi power amplifier products, which include high-efficiency and high-gain designs for embedded and high-performance WLAN applications. Every WiFi PA from SST Communications provides an on-chip, high dynamic range and temperature-stable power detector that eliminates the need for external detector circuitry.

Samples of the SST12CP11 PA are available now, with volume production scheduled for September 2009. The device is priced at $0.67eachin 10,000-unit quantities.

SST Communications, a subsidiary of SST (Silicon Storage Technology, Inc.), is a fabless semiconductor company providing optimized RF solutions to enable wireless multimedia and broadband networking system applications. SST Communications designs RF power amplifiers and other front-end components with a high level of integration, high performance and superb production readiness to facilitate high yield and low overall cost for wireless module/system manufacturers. The company has offices in Los Angeles, California and Taipei, Taiwan.

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, SST designs, manufactures and markets a diversified range of memory and non-memory products for high-volume applications in the digital consumer, networking, wireless communications and Internet computing markets. Leveraging its proprietary, patented SuperFlash technology, SST is a leading provider of nonvolatile memory solutions with product families that include various densities of high-functionality flash memory components and flash mass storage products. The Company also offers its SuperFlash technology for embedded applications through its broad network of world-class manufacturing partners and technology licensees, including TSMC, which offers it under its trademark Emb-FLASH. SST's non-memory products include NAND controller-based products, smart card ICs and modules, flash microcontrollers and radio frequency ICs and modules. Further information on SST can be found on the Company's Web site at HASH(0x12dc1d0) .

Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements regarding memory and non-memory market conditions, SST's future financial performance, SST's ability to grow and diversify its business and SST's ability to bring new products to market, all of which involve risks and uncertainties. These risks may include timely development, acceptance and pricing of new products, the terms, conditions and revenue recognition issues associated with licensees' royalty payments, the impact of competitive products and pricing, and general economic conditions as they affect SST's customers, as well as other risks detailed from time to time in the company's periodic reports, including the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008, the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2009 and other reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, SST disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.

For more information about SST and the company's comprehensive list of product offerings, please call 1-888/SST-CHIP. Information can also be requested via email to or through SST's Web site at http://www.sst.com. SST's head office is located at 1171 Sonora Court, Sunnyvale, Calif.; telephone: 408/735-9110; fax: 408/735-9036.

For More Information Contact: Ricky Gradwohl Silicon Storage Technology, Inc. 408/720-6512 rgradwohl@sst.com

SOURCE Silicon Storage Technology, Inc.

CONTACT: Ricky Gradwohl of Silicon Storage Technology, Inc., rgradwohl@sst.com+1-408-720-6512,

Web site: http://www.sst.com/