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Nujira raises the bar with 200th Envelope Tracking patent

February 25, 2013
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Nujira Ltd., the world leader in Envelope Tracking (ET) technology, has celebrated the opening of the 2013 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona by announcing that it has passed the 200 patent mark. Nujira has the most extensive ET IPR portfolio in the industry and this latest milestone demonstrates Nujira’s continuing innovation in developing ET for use in modern digital communications.

Highlighting the company’s unrivalled capabilities in ET technology, Nujira’s most recent patents go beyond current ET implementations to cover next-generation, higher bandwidth architectures that are required for future handset capabilities such as Carrier Aggregation, MIMO, and LTE-Advanced. The innovations have resulted from Nujira’s development of next-generation products.

Nujira’s IP assets are set to become key as ET is adopted across the smartphone industry in 2013. Nujira is already engaged in licensing discussions with tier one handset OEMs relating to its ET IP portfolio.

Nujira’s patents cover not only the core technical breakthroughs that underpin the company’s high bandwidth, low noise, high efficiency Coolteq® ET modulator ICs, but thousands of separate claims, covering all aspects of ET systems and components. These include system architectures, timing alignment, linearization with or without Digital Pre Distortion (DPD), PA performance enhancement, system optimization, test & measurement, and production-line calibration techniques.

“With more than 200 patents now filed, granted or in process, we have reinforced our position as the dominant holder of IPR for Envelope Tracking and the acknowledged thought leader of the industry,” commented Tim Haynes, CEO of Nujira. “We take our patents very seriously, as anyone who talks to us will know. Patent protection has been a key part of our strategy for the last 10 years, and we believe it will be a key weapon in determining who will be the 800lb gorilla in the ET market.

“In today’s business environment, just having an IC is not sufficient, and is not a winning strategy. The combination of a world-class R&D team, a compelling product roadmap, and a well thought-out IP strategy will deliver us leading market share and impressive margins, as already demonstrated by others in the wireless industry.” 

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