IT giant IBM has teamed up with wireless technology maker WiSpry to create new micro-electromechanical machine systems (MEMS) technology and products based on tunable radio frequency (RF).
In a statement, the companies said that WiSpry's tunable RF technology will be integrated with IBM's RF-CMOS technology in order to develop products based on next-generation, tunable wireless technology.
WiSpry specialises in developing products based on tunable RF semiconductors for wireless services providers.
The company said with the help of advanced IBM technology, WiSpry would be able to offer low-cost broadband tunability products to an important, tier-one handset OEM customer this autumn.
IBM has forged partnerships with global companies including Avaya, Forterra Systems, VBrick, and IDEA Cellular to offer voice, data and video services over radio frequency.
IBM believes that unified communications will be the next significant area for technological development, and IDC estimates that the unified communications market will reach $17 billion in global revenues by 2011.