DALLAS -- Texas Instruments Inc. said it has acquired Radia Communications Inc., a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based chip maker that specializes in radio frequency (RF) design.
The deal will enable TI to expand its IP portfolio for RF applications. Radia specializes in the development of 802.11-based wireless local area networking (WLAN), multi-band/multi-mode radios.
TI and Radia are no strangers to each other. The companies have already developed joint reference designs for 802.11b/g and 802.11a/b/g products.
"TI is already capitalizing on our strong portfolio in broadband, wireless and consumer electronics to create new integrated applications," said Joseph Crupi, TI's vice president and general manager of the Broadband Communications Group, in a statement. "Having increased RF product offerings and engineering expertise in-house will accelerate our integration momentum."
Founded in 2000, Radia employs approximately 50 people and will become part of TI's Broadband Communications Group. Radia will operate as Texas Instruments Sunnyvale Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.