Forefront RF’s £1.5 Million Investment Round

Osborne Clarke has advised Science Create Ventures, Foresight Williams Technology and BGF.

The £1.5m investment round included Science Create Ventures, Foresight Williams Technology, BGF and The Cambridge Angels. This first round of investment represents a strong vote of confidence in the company and will enable Forefront RF to recruit the world-class team necessary to accelerate the launch of its products.

Forefront RF, a Cambridge-based fabless semiconductor company, is set to change the way global smartphones, wearables and IoT Devices are designed. The Forefront RF chip enables connected devices to operate across the increasingly wide range of 3G to 6G mobile telephony frequency bands. Forefront RF’s cancellation technology redesigns the radio frequency (RF) system in a wireless device, enabling manufacturers to simplify the design and delivery of frequency agnostic products, whilst reducing cost and supply chain waste.

The chip uses Forefront RF’s Adaptive Passive Cancellation (APC) technology, similar to that used in noise-cancelling headphones. Forefront RF’s APC chip replaces the banks of RF filters and switches with a low cost, tuneable RF circuit. The component uses embedded software to maintain the accuracy of unique passive self-interference cancellation circuits. This enables a smartphone’s receiver to “hear” the weakest signals while transmitting at full power.

The Osborne Clarke team was made up of Partner Matthew Edwards (Picture), Associate Director James Taylor and Associate Krish Mistry (all Corporate) and Senior Associate Lara Flynn (Employment).

Involved fees earner: Matthew Edwards – Osborne Clarke; Lara Flynn – Osborne Clarke; Krish Mistry – Osborne Clarke; James Taylor – Osborne Clarke;

Law Firms: Osborne Clarke;

Clients: Business Growth Fund; Foresight Williams Technology; Science Create Ventures;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler