Anadigics Inc., a Warren, N.J., supplier of wireless and broadband communications solutions, has acquired the assets of the wireless handset power amplifier business belonging to Tavanza, a subsidiary of Celeritek Inc., Santa Clara, Calif.
Anadigics expects the acquisition to broaden its CDMA product line and to accelerate its penetration into strategic handset OEM customers. The agreement includes 3mm x 3mm x 1mm CDMA power amplifiers, technology, and intellectual property, as well as the recruitment of key RF engineering personnel related to the product line.
Celeritek announced in September it would exit the handset power amplifier business to focus on gallium arsenide based subsystems and semiconductors for the defense markets.
"Tavanza is a highly recognized brand for innovative CDMA power amplifier solutions," said Bami Bastani, president and chief executive of Anadigics, in a statement. "This acquisition compliments our already strong CDMA PA module portfolio, which includes a robust new product pipeline of next generation 3mm x 3mm modules, and expands our portfolio beyond our competitors. "