Sunday, July 24, 2011

Mindspeed Acquires IPG Comm for W-CDMA

Mindspeed Technologies has acquired substantially all of the assets of privately held IPG Communications, Inc. of San Diego, CA. Financial terms were not disclosed.

IPG specialized in advanced signal processing technologies for wideband code division multiple access (W-CDMA) 3GPP standard release 8, which deliver significant cost and power advantages. In addition, IPG designed a dual-mode turbo decoder which combines W-CDMA and LTE, greatly reducing the memory and logic complexity for the system-on-chip (SoC) as compared with standard decoders.

"The team at IPG has established a strong reputation for exceptional communications systems design, software-defined radio (SDR) expertise and dual-mode wireless development," said Thomas Medrek, Mindspeed's senior vice president and general manager, communications convergence processing. "The opportunity to add this highly-regarded team to our own 3G and LTE wireless baseband development efforts will enhance our position in the mobile infrastructure sector as we continue to win next-generation base station designs around the world."

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