SAN JOSE, Calif.Cypress Semiconductor Corp. is continuing its push into the RF market with the acquisition of privately-held RadioCom Corp. Cypress will pay less than $15 million in a stock swap for the Portland, Ore., company, which specializes in CMOS and BiCMOS intellectual property used to produce RF devices for very high frequency wireless communication.
Cypress already sells many of its SRAM parts into the cell phone market, and Dan McCranie, executive vice president for marketing and sales, said that having established sales channels with cell phone OEMs has made it easier for the company to expand its product line with RF parts.
Cypress initially plunged into the RF market in February by developing a line of phase-locked loop products based on technology acquired last year from IC Works.
"I don't think I've ever seen anything explode as fast as cell phones," said McCranie. "This will be a key field for Cypress over the next year."