SAN JOSE -- Cypress Semiconductor Corp. here today announced is has completed the acquisition of privately held Alation Systems Inc., a supplier of intellectual property (IP) in analog, digital-signal processing and radio-frequency (FR) circuits for baseband technology.
Last month, Cypress announced it would acquire the Mountain View, Calif.-based company to beef up its portfolio for wireless communications (see May 3 story. The announcement came one week after Cypress disclosed plans to buy RadioCom Corp. of Portland, Ore., a supplier of chip designs for RF circuits (see April 27 story). Cypress did not released the acquisition prices for either transaction.
Cypress said it is combining the capabilities of Alation, RadioCom, and its own Universal Serial Bus (USB) business to form a new Interface Products Division, which will focus on cost-effective solutions for Bluetooth, wireless LAN and other wireless protocols. The new division will also provide microcontrollers for current and future iterations of USB, Cypress said.
"Cypress now has the analog and baseband IPs to create integrated solutions for multiple segments of the wireless arena, including Bluetooth," said Cathal Phelan, vice president of the Interface Products Division. "Ultimately we aim to be the No.1 provider of solutions for a connected world with powerful, ubiquitous, mobile handheld computers in platforms ranging from wireless handsets to PDAs to generations of new devices and applications."