Blu Wireless Technology Secures Backing From ARM

Blu Wireless Technology, a supplier of semiconductors and system IP for the millimeter wave (mmWave) and high bandwidth wireless communications markets, has received a significant investment from ARM and other strategic and private investors. This will allow the companies’ mutual customers to deploy high performance mmWave and software defined networks (SDN) demanded for the cost-effective deployment of the forthcoming 5G standard.

Blu Wireless currently is one of the leading WiGig system IP providers in the semiconductor and systems sector and already has products like the 10Gbps-class mmWave modems based on the Blu Wireless HYDRA baseband technology in the market. The funding will allow the further development of the Blu Wireless pioneering technology for Fixed Wireless Access, 5G and high performance networking infrastructure. It will also align the Blu Wireless mmWave System IP roadmap with the ARM® processor and system IP portfolio.

According to Henry Nurser, CEO of Blu Wireless Technology, the company is excited about ARM’s investment and their common vision around how next generation of wireless networks will be built. The company anticipates a huge acceleration in the deployment of low-cost mmWave networks over the next 10 years as operators look to roll-out pre-5G and 5G networks.