MANHASSET, N.Y. Freescale Semiconductor has acquired CommASIC, a San Diego-based fabless semiconductor company, to strengthen its offerings in wireless broadband technologies.
Freescale (Austin, Texas) did not disclose terms of the transaction.
Privately-held with 30 employees, CommASIC provides modem processing multimode technologies, including orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM)-based solutions, such as Wi-Fi-certified 802.11 a/b/g. These solutions enable low-cost wireless broadband capability in various mobile and consumer devices.
"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)," said Sumit Sadana, Freescale's senior vice president, Strategy and Business Development, in a statement.
CommASIC’s team will staff Freescale's newly formed San Diego Design Center, which will work in concert with other Freescale design centers to advance the company's connectivity roadmap.