Friday, April 07, 2006

SSG Takes a Look at RF Monolithics

April 7, 2007

Satellite Standard Group (SSG) likes to point out some of the companies that have relationships with the SDARS services, and do a small profile on them. These companies may present an investment opportunity that some may not have been aware of, or simply have not yet considered. If you believe in the Satellite Radio sector and concept, you should give consideration to the other companies that make satellite radio possible. If nothing else, it is good background information to keep you informed on satellite radio happenings. Today SSG take a closer look at RF Monolithics.

RF Monolithics (symbol RFMI) was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Dallas Texas. RFMI is a leading edge designer, developer, manufacturer and supplier of radio frequency wireless solutions. The President and CEO is David M. Kirk.

The tie between RFM and satellite radio is that RFM is responsible for some of the components that wind up allowing fans of Sirius satellite Radio and XM satellite Radio to hear the diverse content offerings of the services.

In RFM literature they point out some key components of why RFM wants to remain in this sector.

1. RFM develops multiple custom IF products for the satellite radio receiver market.

2. RFM filers represent state of the art SAW design and the desired filtering solutions for satellite radio receivers.

3. RFM filters are small and allow for the satellite radio receivers to reduce size while at the same time employing superior electrical characteristics.

4. RFM is a supplier to both Sirius and XM, and is working with OEM partners of both companies to develop state of the art components for the satellite radio aspect of the OEM lines.

The business of RFM does not stop with Sirius and XM. In fact, it is this aspect of this company that may make it appealing to those currently invested in the SDARS equities. RFM has a whole portfolio of products and clients that make derivative SDARS play quite compelling. RFM products include:

· Automotive:
Remote keyless Entry (RKE)
Tire Pressure Monitoring
SDARS (Satellite Digital Audio Radio System) IF

· Consumer:
GPS (Global Positioning System) RF and IF
Sports Applications
Game Controllers
Home Automation
Wireless Security Systems

· Industrial:
Remote Meter Reading
Wireless Bar-Code Readers and Label Printers
High End Computer Server

· Medical and Military
Medical Instruments & Equipment
Wireless Heart Rate Monitor
Airborne IFF & Comm Links

· Telecommunication:
Wireless Base Station IF: GSM, CDMA, EDGE, UMTS, CDMA2000 and TD-SCDMA
WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) IF: IEEE 802.11b and 802.11g
Broadband IF
Mobile Handsets: RF for Cellular800, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900, FRS and 3G
IF for DECT and UMTS
Optical Timing
Microwave Point to Point

As you can see, RFM has a diverse base, of which a small but growing part is satellite radio.

The link to this write up is http://tinyurl.com/pmru4

SSG is not a financial advisor. SSG fully encourages that people do their own research and consult a Certified Financial Planner prior to making any investment decisions.

4/07/2006 11:18:00 PM

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