Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Ikanos Acquires Analog Device's ADSL ASIC Product Line

Ikanos Communications agreed to acquire the network processor product line of Analog Devices, including ADSL ASICs, for approximately $30 million in cash. The acquisition includes these broadband gateway products, and the related technology, intellectual property, and development and support teams.

Analog Devices' "Blackfin Fusiv Platform" integrates media processing, network processing and voice processing in a single system. The Fusiv-Vx 200 processor delivers wire-speed fast Ethernet routing, firewall and VPN throughput.

Ikanos said the acquisition will enable it to deliver the highest performance VDSL residential gateway solution currently available. The Fusiv gateway processor is an ideal complement to Ikanos' VDSL PHY solutions.

Sagem has selected the Fusiv platform was selected by Sagem to power their range of gateway products, which are shipping in volume to deliver video and voice services to residential subscribers.

The acquisition will also extend Ikanos' existing Layer 1 capabilities with Layer 2 through Layer 7 gateway technologies, including routing, security, wireless LAN, VoIP, and Quality of Service.

"This transaction is an important, logical step in Ikanos' strategy and significantly enhances our ability to capitalize on worldwide demand for video services," said Rajesh Vashist, chairman and CEO of Ikanos.