Intel ramps up LTE strategy with SySDSoft buy - Mobile World Live

Intel ramps up LTE strategy with SySDSoft buy

15 MAR 2011

Intel announced its acquisition of “most of the assets” of SySDSoft, in a move which was seen as the company bolstering its LTE technology portfolio. Intel is also hiring 100 electrical engineers and computer scientists from the Cairo, Egypt-based company. According to an Intel statement, SySDSoft “designs state-of-the-art IP solutions in the software stack and physical layer domain, and RF/analog circuits embedded in mobile platforms.” Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it was described as “the first of its kind for Intel in the Middle East.”

The acquisition was made by Intel Mobile Communications, the unit which houses the mobile device silicon business created through the purchase of Infineon’s Wireless Solutions Business last year. Intel has also strengthened its LTE portfolio with the acquisition of Blue Wonder Communications of Germany, which was purchased by Infineon during this company’s acquisition by Intel. SySDSoft was founded in 2002, and said its product portfolio “includes a variety of standardized technologies such as WiMAX , Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Wireless USB, Zigbee/Wireless Sensor Network, CDMA-DO, and LTE.” While Intel was an early proponent of WiMAX, it has been bolstering its LTE portfolio as part of its plan to increase its presence in the mobile sector.

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