According to The Australian Financial Review, Australia’s largest semiconductor maker, Morse Micro, has spent more than $80 million over the last two years preparing to scale up the production of its chips, as the Sydney-based start-up eyes its first big sales.
Morse Micro was founded in 2016 by two former employees of US-based semiconductor giant Broadcom, Andrew Terry and Michael De Nil, who have focused on developing chips that provide a robust and reliable Wi-Fi connection over a long range.
The heavily backed company has manufactured more than 2 million chips in its Singapore facility since it began mass production of its energy-efficient, long-range Wi-Fi HaLow chips in August.
After seven years of research and development, chief executive Michael de Nil said Morse Micro aimed to produce “hundreds of millions of chips” in the next few years.
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