Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Conexant to Acquire Zarlink's Packet Switching Line

Conexant Systems agreed to acquire Zarlink Semiconductor's packet switching product line for US$5 million in cash and additional amounts based on revenue performance of the product line over the next two years.

Based in Irvine, California, Zarlink's packet switching product line has developed a range of Fast Ethernet aggregation switches for network access equipment. Zarlink's engineering team has produced six generations of packet switches and management software.

Conexant said the acquisition would complement its DSL central office silicon solutions, enabling non-blocking VDSL line card performance.