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Propelling innovative R&D for a Connected World

We are partnered with numerous world’s leading fabless semiconductor companies, consumer electronic device manufacturers, and IoT/ M2M device manufacturers to help them incorporate customized WLAN functionalities into their systems in highly profitable and cost-effective manners.

Headquartered in Irvine, California, and also located in Daejeon, South Korea, we are well prepared to promptly respond to the demands from all around the world and to deliver the right wireless connectivity solutions to help our customer’s businesses grow successfully.

Business, at its Core, is Communications.

From concept to product to market, every idea, every inspiration, and every next big thing is borne forth by the exchange of information. In no place or time is this truth more evident than in the climate of the present ICT market.

Exponentially rising consumer demand for lighter and more feature-rich devices have combined with an intense and growing need for technology that supports fast but smart machine-to-machine wireless networking to produce the perfect storm of market demand – over the next seven years, the number of Wi-Fi devices used worldwide is expected to double, reaching nearly four billion by 2019. As the market calls for fast, efficient, and innovative solutions to meet these new challenges, a company comes forth with the team and experience to provide the answer: NEWRACOM.

Innovators. Inventors. Leaders of the Next Generation.

It started with a firm conviction, the unyielding belief that with the collective rich knowledge and experience of the founding members, they could create and mark a permanent footprint in the world of communication systems. Harnessed and driven by the vision shared, twenty-eight people from Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) took the leap and together, began building NEWRACOM in 2014.

Our Intellects

Without the talents and ingenuity of the members of NEWRACOM, our vision would be simply a hopeful dream. Helmed by a team unmatched in the industry, our highly distinguished engineers, researchers, strategists, and executive members are our key assets for mapping our vision into the world. More than 90% have Master’s and/or Doctoral Degree from respective fields with ten plus years of commercial, industrial and technological experience from global top-tier companies including Samsung Electronics, Broadcom, Cisco, IBM, Qualcomm, Marvell, and LG Electronics. This combination of industry knowledge, proven experience, and demonstrated success sets NEWRACOM apart as a new leader in the wireless technology solutions.

Our Footprints

Apart from the groundbreaking products, our team has continuously made significant achievements to further bolster our leadership in technology and create permanent footprints in the foundation of various Wi-Fi development capabilities.

Rapid Evolution & Achievements

  • 1st Tape-out of IEEE 802.11ac Wi-Fi/BT Combo SoC with LG Electronics (Feb. 2014)
  • Awarded the Best Practice of Creative Economy Business by
  • Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (Sep. 2014)
  • Developed the world’s first IEEE 802.11ah Baseband Chip for IoT (Oct. 2015)
  • Developed IEEE 802.11ac RF chip for mobile handsets (Dec. 2015)
  • IEEE 802.11ah demonstration at Mobile World Congress 2016 (Feb. 2016)

Leadership Team

Dr. Sok Kyu Lee

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Jong-Han Lim

Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Kee Bae Cho

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Hyun Seok Oh

Chief Marketing Officer