ARM founder Sir Robin Saxby, CSR founder Glenn Collinson and wireless expert Professor Andrew Nix join advisory board of 60GHz IP firm Blu Wireless

August 3, 2013 -- Sir Robin Saxby, former CEO and chairman of the world’s leading IP firm ARM, Glenn Collinson, founder of leading wireless chip firm CSR, and a world leading academic expert in wireless communication technologies, Professor Andrew Nix have joined the advisory board of  60GHz IP firm, Blu Wireless.

The appointments bolster Blu Wireless’s leading position in the  60GHz baseband IP market for  802.11ad next generation WiFi (WiGig) and  4G mobile network backhaul applications.

Blu Wireless recently announced it had secured over  $3 million of funding to take its HYDRA baseband chip IP to market. HYDRA uses a heterogeneous multiprocessing architecture optimised to deliver a flexible, power-efficient and low-cost implementation of these multi-gigabit communication standards.

Blu Wireless CEO, Henry Nurser said: “The deep technical and market expertise that these industry veterans bring to us gives us the strategic insights that will significantly accelerate our development cycle. Their backing is a strong endorsement of both our business model and our technological offering.”

As ARM’s founding CEO and chairman Sir Robin Saxby built the IP company to become the world’s leading supplier of microprocessor architectures, before leaving ARM in 2007. He is also a former president of the IET.

Glenn Collinson is a co-founder of CSR, a leading manufacturer of wireless communication chips, taking the company from a Bluetooth technology start-up to one of the UK’s most successful publically-listed chip companies. Leaving CSR in 2007, he is now sits on the board of several European fabless semiconductor firms.

Professor Andrew Nix is a world-leading academic in wireless communication systems and is the head of the Communication Systems & Networks Group at the University of Bristol. His research over the last 20 years has formed a significant part of the WiFi standard and his current research focuses on MIMO, ultra wideband and gigabit wireless networks.


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