Apple G4 processor-maker, Freescale Semiconductor has acquired fabless semiconductor company CommASIC.
It's a broadband-focused buy-out. CommASIC provides a variety of solutions, including WiFi components.
"These solutions enable low-cost wireless broadband capability, in a wide variety of mobile and consumer devices that require maximum energy efficiency for long battery life, without sacrificing style, weight or performance," Freescale explained."
The company hopes to use the newly-acquired technologies to produce wireless-LAN, WiMax and Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) products.
According to the 2005 ABI Research WiFi forecast, an estimated 350 million devices will have embedded WiFi by 2010. Freescale plans to offer integrated WiFi technology for original equipment manufacturers to use in products such as mobile phones and Voice over IP handsets, personal multimedia players, computer peripherals and other devices.
CommASIC's 30 employees will staff Freescale's newly formed San Diego Design Center.
Financial terms were not disclosed.