Movandi and NXP Collaborate on 5G

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Partnership to deliver performance-optimized solutions to connect 5G everywhere

BARCELONA, February 19, 2019 – Mobile World Congress 2019 – Movandi, a privately held
company with a mission to revolutionize 5G everywhere, today announced that NXP®
Semiconductors N.V. and Movandi have formed a joint partnership to collaborate on
millimeter wave (mmWave) solutions for 5G networks. The partnership will combine NXP’s
digital networking and signal processing leadership with Movandi’s innovative RF
transceiver and systems architecture to deliver high-performance 5G solutions and the
wireless communications infrastructure for applications such as smart homes, self-driving
cars and future mobile cloud-based services.

5G is set for rapid deployment, but in order to truly achieve the requirements of very low
latency, high bandwidth, greater availability, faster speeds, and consistent coverage, it must
overcome challenges such as line of site and blocking, high path loss and self-install issues.
The technology must also deliver reduced lag time between devices and cell towers while
ensuring constant connectivity and total geographic coverage, even in the most remote,
hard-to-reach indoor areas.

To meet these challenges a new approach to millimeter wave systems design is required.
NXP and Movandi have partnered to solve these impediments with high-speed
communication solutions which combine each company’s expertise and technology.

“The growing partnership with Movandi brings NXP new opportunities,” said Tareq Bustami,
senior vice president, Digital Networking, NXP. “Movandi’s disruptive solutions for 5G
applications address the growing challenges of deploying 5G millimeter wave networks and
interface well with NXP’s advanced 5G modem technology. Our partnership will impact
nearly every sector of innovation, and NXP is at the forefront of this revolution, bringing to
life the promise of connected-driven experiences through edge computing, autonomous
driving, AI, 5G and beyond.”

NXP will contribute products from the Layerscape® family of high performance ARM-based
communications processing platforms and programable base band processing. Layerscape
SoCs possess a common hardware and software architecture and are scalable in
performance, power and cost. Hardware differentiation is provided by programmable
acceleration and offloaded security. On the software side, NXP provides solution-level
packages for specific applications including wireless, cloud, security and virtualization.
“NXP’s systems experience gained over multiple generations of wireless networks and its
portfolio of digital processing technologies now combined with Movandi’s innovative fully
integrated RF front-end, from baseband to millimeter wave, enables the next generation of
5G and multi-gigabit connectivity that is driving new markets and applications,” said
Maryam Rofougaran, Co-CEO of Movandi. “Our long-term technology partnership will allow
us to develop our BeamXR system that we are introducing this week. These new solutions
deliver the highest level of performance and flexibility to ensure that 5G technology can be
broadly and successfully deployed in the real world.”

Movandi will bring its world-class radio frequency (RF) design, beamforming capabilities,
and high receive sensitivity for 5G to the partnership. Movandi provides the highest levels
of performance while maintaining a great deal of modularity and flexibility to ensure that
5G and mmWave technology can be implemented across numerous use cases
and deployment scenarios.

Together the partners aim to enable wireless service providers with solutions that optimize
internet speeds and provide superior connected experience while overcoming the common
delivery barriers that can deteriorate 5G signals. Demonstrations incorporating
technologies from Movandi and NXP are on display during Mobile World Congress, 25-28
February. Please use contacts below for further information.

About Movandi
Movandi is a venture-backed startup, formed by some of today’s top leaders in wireless
communications. Having pioneered the integration of RF and digital in standard bulk CMOS for
numerous wireless standards, their focus now is to reinvent multi-gigabit millimeter wave solutions
for fixed and mobile networks. Today’s high frequency networks are filled with a myriad of technical
challenges. Movandi’s innovative RF front-end technology provides the foundation for unlocking the
potential of high frequency wireless communications, opening numerous new market opportunities
and applications.

Craig Ochikubo