Eight organizations working within the advanced wireless market have recently joined the SDR Forum, bringing the total number of new members joining the Forum to 25. This growth represents a 20 percent increase in member organizations.

This rapid expansion can be attributed to the growing acceptance of software defined radio (SDR) and related technologies in the mainstream wireless markets, and the value that the SDR Forum brings to its members when operating within this dynamic environment.

The eight new member organizations demonstrate the diversity of companies involved in software defined radio development both in terms of activity and geographically with five being headquartered in the US and the other three in Europe.

They are: DRS Signal Solutions (US), a world leader in providing commercial-off-the-shelf products and custom- based SIGINT solutions; ENSTA (Paris, France), one of the top French institutes of higher education in engineering; Fraunhofer IIS (Erlangen, Germany) – as the inventor of mp3 and co-inventor of the MPEG AAC audio coding standard, the Fraunhofer IIS has achieved worldwide recognition; IMEC (Leuven, Belgium) is a world-leading independent research centre in nanoelectronics and nanotechnology; UC San Diego (US) – the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) is a partnership of UC San Diego and UC Irvine. An area of research is software-defined radio; Reservoir Labs (US) provides leading-edge consulting and contract R&D; Xenotran (US) specializes in the analysis, design and implementation of digital communication components used in wireless communication systems; and VIP Mobile Inc. (US) provides research and development, software engineering and systems integration services.