Infineon acquires MorphICs Technology

Infineon Technologies today announced that it’s subsidiary Infineon Technologies North America has agreed to acquire the assets of MorphICs Technology headquartered in Campbell, California. The terms and conditions of the acquisition were not disclosed.

This acquisition will reportedly strengthen Infineon’s position in the 3rd-generation (3G) sector and enlarge its IP portfolio for multi-standard wireless solutions. It will also broaden Infineon’s product range for the 3G infrastructure market with programmable chips for digital baseband signal processing, enabling Infineon to cover the entire signal processing chain.

‘The MorphICs acquisition is an example of the Infineon strategy to expand our portfolio in key growth segments and add world-class know-how, technology and expertise of highly specialised companies,’ said Ulrich Hamann, CEO of Secure Mobile Solutions at Infineon Technologies AG. ‘With this step, we not only strengthen our presence in the 3G infrastructure market; we are also accelerating the development of multi-network configurable mobile handsets.’

Founded in 1998, MorphICs is a privately held fabless semiconductor company with 30 employees. It develops configurable digital baseband circuits for terminal devices and basestations for 3G wireless communications.

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