Sunday, March 13, 2011

Intel Acquires Egypt-based SySDSoft

Intel's Mobile Communications business unit has acquired SySDSoft, a privately held software company based in Cairo, Egypt, and hired approximately 100 of the company's electrical engineers and computer scientists. Financial terms were not disclosed.

SySDSoft designs state-of-the-art IP solutions in the software stack and physical layer domain, and RF/analog circuits embedded in mobile platforms. The solutions address WiMAX, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Wireless USB, and LTE.

  • SySDSoft is headed by founder Khaled Ismail, who previously was General Manager of Ellipsis Digital Systems in Cairo, where he led a team of engineers to develop a fully embeddable System-on-Chip (SoC). Between 1989 and 1997, Khaled worked at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in the design of novel devices and materials for the semiconductor industry. He is considered one of the experts in the field of SiGe materials and devices, and is the recipient of the IBM Invention Achievement Award and the IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award in 1997 and 1995, respectively. Khaled received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989.


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