Freescale Buys CommASIC
Freescale -- which was spun off from Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT) last year -- says the buy will give the company baseband processing capabilities in the Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) field. OFDM is the wireless technology behind buzzwords like WiFi and WiMax -- it helps to enable megabit per second data transfer speeds across these connections.
"This acquisition gives Freescale a base architecture and system expertise that can be leveraged across any OFDM-based technology such as wireless LAN, WiMax, and Digital Video Broadcast (DVB)," says Sumit Sadana, Freescale's senior VP of strategy and business development in a statement.
Freescale already makes an array of RF components and power amplifiers, which can be combined with the CommASIC technology.
CommASIC was founded in 2001 and currently has 30 employees.
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