Intel acquires Mobilian

Posted on Saturday, November 08 2003 @ 2:08 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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.
Source: Reuters

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