Texas Instruments buys 802 expertise

Texas Instruments has acquired Radia Communications, a Sunnyvale, CA-based fabless semiconductor company specialising in the development of radio frequency technologies.

Texas Instruments has acquired Radia Communications, a Sunnyvale, CA-based fabless semiconductor company.

Radia specialises in the development of radio frequency (RF) semiconductor, subsystem, signal processing and networking technologies for 802.11 wireless local area networking (WLAN) multi-band/multi-mode radios.

TI’s customers now have a single source for their WLAN media access controller (MAC), baseband and RF, reducing their time to market for 802.11a/b/g products and for broadband, wireless and consumer devices that include 802.11.

TI and Radia have already developed joint reference designs for 802.11b/g and 802.11a/b/g products as partners, and have customers signed up for the TI and Radia components in those reference designs. The 802.11b/g design is already Wi-Fi Certified, as well as a part of the Wi-Fi Alliance 802.11g test bed.

Radia employs approximately 50 people and will become part of TI’s Broadband Communications Group. Radia will operate as Texas Instruments Sunnyvale Incorporated.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.