PLANO, Tex. -- In a move to expand its business, Microtune Inc. today announced plans to offer radio-frequency silicon chips and systems solutions for a wide range of commercial and consumer electronics applications in broadband communications, wireless connectivity products and automotive markets.
The Dallas-area company plans to leverage technology from its acquisition of Transilica Inc., a developer of Bluetooth chips (see Oct. 29 story). Microtune said it will expand its product portfolio by combining RF, analog, and baseband technologies in "end-to-end solutions that enable ubiquitous and mobile access to broadband data and services."
To pursue its new strategy, Microtune has structured itself into three business units: Broadband Communications, Automotive Electronics, and Wireless Connectivity divisions.
Microtune entered the business several years go initially focused on replacing hybrid television tuners with an IC implementation, called the MicroTuner.
"RF capability will always be a component of each new generation of our products," said Douglas J. Bartek, chairman and CEO of Microtune. "As we begin to tie radio frequency functions together with complementary digital and baseband technologies, we will be better positioned to offer our customers a broad and complete solutions set."