Sequoia Communications - Press Release 3-26-2008
Sequoia Communications’ SEQ7400 Earns
2008 Editor’s Choice Award by Portable
First working single-chip multi-mode RF transceiver one of three winning products in
SAN DIEGO – March 26, 2008
– Sequoia Communications, the RF semiconductor company setting new benchmarks in multi-mode design and
integration, today announced that it has been named a winner in the 2008 Editor’s Choice Awards by Portable
Design magazine, the engineer’s resource for portable applications.
Over the course of each year, Portable Design staff reviews thousands of product submissions and singles out a
select few for recognition. The publication’s editor-in-chief, John Donovan, makes the final determination and
appoints the winners of this prestigious editorial award. Sequoia Communications’ SEQ7400 RF transceiver was first
recognized by Portable Design as its featured product of the month in the June 2007 issue.
“This year the RF engineering market has seen a tremendous amount of innovation,”
said John Donovan, editor-in-chief of Portable Design. “We selected Sequoia Communications’ SEQ7400 because this
product is the first and only solution of which we are aware that uniquely integrates multiple modes on a single
chip, thereby addressing critical power, size and cost issues for handset makers.”
Originally introduced in May 2007, the SEQ7400 is based on the company’s patented
FullSpectra™ architecture, which includes the only transmitter in the industry to use polar modulation in all
modes. The product has the industry’s highest level of integration, makes the most efficient use of silicon
area, and has the lowest calibration burden at the phone level. In February 2008, the company announced that
extensive testing verified that the HEDGE transceiver supports HSUPA, TD-SCDMA, S-Band and GMR satellite
specifications, enabling ‘SDR-like’ flexibility without cost or power tradeoff.
“This award is further validation of the flexibility and differentiation that polar
modulation enables,” said Dave Shepard, CEO of Sequoia Communications. “The SEQ7400 is the first true “flexible
radio” in the industry and we continue to validate new modes with no changes to the chip itself. This is just
Past awards garnered by the SEQ7400 include the 2007 Global Handset RF Semiconductor
Product Differentiation of the Year Award by industry analyst group Frost & Sullivan and the June 2007 Wireless
Design & Development Technology Award.
For more information about the SEQ7400, please visit:
About Portable Design
For the last 11 years Portable Design has been “the engineer’s resource for portable applications.” Each
month, Portable Design delivers news, product reviews and feature articles focusing on consumer electronics,
portable power and wireless communications. With editions in the US, China and Taiwan, Portable Design is the only
magazine dedicated exclusively to the interests of engineers creating portable electronic devices. For more
information on Portable Design magazine, visit
About Sequoia Communications
Sequoia Communications is a fabless semiconductor company focusing on multimode RF solutions. The company
uniquely integrates different modes using a common architecture on a single chip enabling effective communications
across multiple wireless standards including GSM, GPRS, EDGE, WCDMA, HSDPA, HSUPA, TD-SCDMA, LTE and more.
Single-chip RF transceivers developed using Sequoia Communications’ innovative approach and FullSpectratm
architecture will set new industry benchmarks in chip cost, component count, PCB size and power consumption.
Sequoia Communications is headquartered in San Diego, CA. For more information, visit: