Clearwire Corp. selected Beceem Communications' latest chipset for mobile WiMAX devices for its mobile WiMAX trial in Portland, Oregon. Beceem’s solution powers a family of PC peripheral WiMAX devices to provide mobile broadband Internet on laptop computers. "Clearwire and Beceem share a common goal of establishing a broad ecosystem of interoperable mobile WiMAX devices," Scott Richardson, chief strategy officer for Clearwire, said in a statement. "The family of PC peripheral devices powered by Beceem’s chipset is helping to deliver a robust, seamless true broadband experience on the go." The trial in Portland is one of the largest mobile WiMAX network trials in the country, covering 145 square miles and more than 40 base stations.