GREENSBORO, N.C. RF Micro Devices (RFMD) said late Monday (Feb. 28) that it will discontinue internal wireless LAN (WLAN) chipset development efforts.
"Our actions announced today will enable RFMD to sharpen its strategic focus on our greatest opportunities for long-term, profitable growth, including our industry-leading cellular power amplifiers, our Polaris cellular transceivers and our Bluetooth products," said Bob Bruggeworth, president and CEO of RF Micro Devices.
As a result of the discontinuation of its WLAN chipset development efforts, RFMD will reduce its WLAN chipset workforce in its San Jose, Calif. location and close its offices in Moscow, Russia and Leuven, Belgium. RFMD will also transfer certain people and resources into other emerging opportunities and product lines within RFMD.
RFMD said it will continue to support its WLAN component business. This business includes transceivers for gaming and other applications as well as WLAN power amplifiers and front-end modules for all WLAN markets.