STOCKHOLM, February 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Nanoradio today announced that its award-winning NRX710 Wi-Fi product has been certified under China's Wireless LAN Authentication and Privacy Infrastructure (WAPI) qualification, and the product is already launched in a Tier 1 mobile phone on the Chinese market.

WAPI is a critical feature in China related to the security of Wireless LAN networks. This certification makes Nanoradio's ultra low power WLAN solution for portable devices, NRX710, an ideal option for China's many OEMs developing leading wireless technologies for the rapidly growing Chinese market. Nanoradio has already secured design-in of the WAPI enabled NRX710 with a handful Chinese OEM's and ODM's.

The WAPI standard affects WLAN enabled mobile devices and defines the specification and testing methods in the Medium Access Control (MAC) interface. In order to achieve certification, the Wi-Fi function must be tested in accordance with the specification issued by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Nanoradio's architecture of Wi-Fi and WAPI authentication and security mechanisms is more advanced than most of the traditional alternatives on the market. The unique combination of software and hardware functional instances results in significantly higher throughput than other solutions. This swift throughput advantage translates into a noticeably improved user experience, with internet pages and other content downloading at much higher speeds.

Thomas Rex, Vice President Sales, Nanoradio said, China is a very important market for Nanoradio, which is the reason why we have developed an optimised architecture to implement WAPI encryption. The NRX710 has also enjoyed good response from other regions. WAPI certification will allow Chinese customers to benefit from the unique world leading performance and small size from the NRX700 family.

About Nanoradio

Nanoradio is backed by Creandum, Ferd Venture, Industrifonden, Innovacom, Nordic Venture Partners, Teknoinvest and Viking Ventures.

Nanoradio AB design semiconductors with wireless capability for the cellular and handheld market, in which buying decisions relate to power consumption, physical size, and total cost for customers. Nanoradio has developed the most integrated circuits which bring outstanding WLAN capabilities into mobile phones and a wide range of consumer multimedia electronics.

The company head-quarter is in Kista, Sweden and with sales offices in Korea, Japan, Taiwan and USA.

SOURCE: Nanoradio AB

CONTACT: For further information please contact: Tord Wingren, CEO President, +46-705-900567,; Thomas Rex, VicePresident Sales, +46-708-485908,; Press: Annika Engelhart, Market Communicator,