SAN FRANCISCO Motorola Inc. said Wednesday it is acquiring key assets from British mobile handset maker Sendo Ltd.
The acquisition includes Sendo's UK- and Singapore-based research and development team and design and test equipment required by that team, as well as the company's intellectual property (IP) portfolio. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
Sendo's core R&D team comprises about 200 engineers nearly 170 of which are based at Sendo headquarters in Birmingham, UK. The remaining engineers are based in Singapore.
Motorola (Libertyville, Ill.) said it would integrate the engineers into its Mobile Devices business while preserving the team's focus on designing solutions.
The acquisition includes Sendo's entire IP portfolio, including 50 existing and 40 pending patents.
Motorola said it is not acquiring the larger business of Sendo Ltd.