The new business will now be called as Intel Mobile Communications
Intel has acquired Infineon Technologies’ Wireless Solutions (WLS), a provider of cellular platforms to phone makers, to compliment Intel’s strategy to accelerate always-connected computing platforms that span a variety of device and market segments, including laptops, cars, smart phones, tablets and smart TVs.
The new wireless business will now be called Intel Mobile Communications (IMC). It will operate as a standalone business entity within Intel’s Architecture Group to enable continuity of existing customer sales, projects and support, including ARM-based products.
The new business is expected to improve Intel’s existing communication portfolio with wireless mobility and cellular platforms, bringing together Intel’s strengths in WiFi and 4G WiMAX with WLS’ leadership in 2G and 3G, and a combined path to accelerate 4G LTE.
Collectively, these building blocks further support Intel’s move to serve a broader array of users and market segments with computing offerings founded on energy-efficient performance, Internet connectivity and security.
Intel Architecture Group executive vice president and co-general manager Dadi Perlmutter said the acquisition brings to Intel a world-class wireless portfolio and a proven track record in cellular communications, combined with our existing strength in computing positions us well for future growth.