Intel has acquired Mobilian, a company with about 70 employees, which develops wireless chips for usage in cell phones and other devices. Mobilian his chips combine short-range Bluetooth and 802.11b WiFi technology :
The terms of the deal, which closed a week ago, were not disclosed, said Dan Francisco, a spokesman at Santa Clara, California-based Intel.
Mobilian's chips combine short-range Bluetooth and 802.11b so-called WiFi technology.
"This is a critical area of focus for us -- communications," Francisco said.
Intel is investing heavily in wireless technologies that support its products, particularly its Centrino line of wireless chips for laptops, which were released earlier this year.