Toumaz Microsystems designs, develops and sells semiconductor chips and solutions for the growing embedded wireless connectivity market including home automation, healthcare, smart power, security/monitoring systems and cloud embedded systems. It aims to deliver solutions for both ultra-low power, battery operated connected devices and high data rate devices for audio and video delivery, enabling strong market and application footprint as internet connectivity becomes ubiquitous.
The Xenif multimedia wireless chip, developed in collaboration with Imagination Technologies, has been selling at increased volumes to the Group’s tier one customer during the year for audio streaming applications.
The world’s lowest power wireless radio system on-chip, Telran, was launched during 2012 and following its approval for distribution in Europe and the US, a number of development kits were sold to prospective customers and it is now gaining traction with a number of potential volume customers.
Following the fundraising and investment and technological support from Imagination Technologies in early 2012, a key focus for Toumaz Microsystems is the development of a new multi-standard connectivity chip incorporating the new IEEE standard 802.15.6 for Body Area Networks.
Toumaz has been an active participant and driver of the IEE committee specifying and developing this important new standard and plans to develop the first chip based on the new standard. By combining other existing low power radio standards on the same chip, it will also have the potential to be used for a range of consumer wireless applications.
These new chips are expected to be incorporated in the next generation Sensium™ solution for wireless healthcare monitoring, both in and out of the hospital, making it fully compatible with this new industry standard.