RFM Announces Order, Production Shipments to Logic PDJune 21, 2011
The orders of RFM's Wi-Fi + Bluetooth combination modules are early signs of momentum for the company's new WLS-Series products released in April 2011.
DALLAS, TX -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- RF Monolithics, Inc. (RFM [NASDAQ: RFMI] the "Company"), a leader in M2M wireless technology, announced the first order and production shipments of the WLS1271 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth combination module to Logic PD, a leading product innovation and development company, and a global supplier of embedded System on Modules (SOMs). Logic PD has also received a pre-production shipment of the RFM WLS1273 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth combination module in a communications device for a major healthcare customer. In April 2011, RFM introduced the standards-based WLS-series combination modules which include the WLS1270, WLS1271, and WLS1273.
Farlin Halsey, RFM's President & CEO said, "RFM added this new standards-based compliant product line to accelerate revenue growth. The WLS-series positions RFM to rapidly acquire new customers such as Logic PD while also penetrating deeper into our existing, historical base of customers. This production shipment of the WLS1271 and the pre-production shipment of the WLS1273 to Logic PD is precisely what we anticipated we would deliver from this product strategy—new accelerated revenue streams."
"RFM's WLS-1271 and WLS-1273 modules are particularly appealing for our line of off-the-shelf embedded SOMs," said Jason Sheard, Vice President of Products for Logic PD. "The best-in-class Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology with Texas Instruments chipsets made available in RFM's small form factor modules meet the environmental and long lifecycle needs of Logic PD's industrial and healthcare customers."
Commenting on the use of the WLS-1273 in healthcare data communications, Sheard added, "The ease of connectivity using standards-based communications protocols is a significant selling point for developing with modules. The fact that RFM's WLS-1273 module is 802.11a compliant makes it ideal for healthcare applications that need to include Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Bluetooth connectivity."
Logic PD has deep experience in developing FDA Class I, II, and III healthcare device solutions, as well as with the design controls required in the process. Their familiarity with FDA regulations and guidance documents, and recognized standards such as IEC 60601-1, assures that safety standards are met and that project headaches are avoided. Logic PD's product design and manufacturing processes are ISO 13485 certified.
Halsey added, "In addition to this first order and initial shipments to Logic PD, our marketing program has delivered a strong pipeline of opportunities. These early signs of momentum encourage us to continue to invest in those marketing initiatives, sustain that momentum and ultimately to deliver revenue in fiscal year 2012."
RF Monolithics, Inc., headquartered in Dallas, TX, is a provider of solutions-driven, technology-enabled wireless connectivity for a broad range of wireless applications—from individual standardized and custom components to modules for comprehensive industrial wireless sensor networks and machine-to-machine (M2M) technology.
About Logic PD
Logic PD, headquartered in Eden Prairie, MN, offers innovative product solutions for all phases of a product's lifecycle, from product design, development, and engineering to manufacturing services. Logic PD is a leading developer and a global supplier of System on Modules (SOMs) and development kits. Offering unparalleled partnerships with access to key technologies, Logic PD enables customers to control costs, reduce risks, and deliver products to market sooner.
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