SAN FRANCISCO—Analog and mixed-signal chip vendor Integrated Device Technology Inc. Thursday (July 19) announced the separate acquisitions of NXP Semiconductors NV's high-speed data converter assets and Alvand Technologies Inc., an analog IP company specializing in data converters. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.
IDT (San Jose, Calif.) said the deals would solidify its position in the wireless infrastructure market. The company said it could now offer technologies for wireless base stations, including RF components, analog-to-digital converters, digital-to-analog converters and other products.
"Over 10 months in the making, this pair of complementary acquisitions enables us to deliver what our customers have been asking for—a complete signal chain lineup from antenna to network," said Ted Tewksbury, IDT's president and CEO, in a statement.
Tewksbury said NXP's data converter portfolio provides leading edge production and Alvand's IP would be critical to IDT's next-generation product roadmap. "Having access to all the critical analog and digital functions in the base station uniquely positions IDT to optimize our customers’ system-level performance, power, cost and time-to-market," Tewksbury said.
IDT is very aggressive in the recent two years and they have acquired several companies to strengthen its product portfolio. Targeting the wireless infrastructure with whole signal chain solution will then directly compete with ADI (TI to a certain aspect). The profit margin of wireless infrastructure market however is now much thinner than 3 years ago. Will it be too late for IDT to jump in and expect to get good return?
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