On Monday, Qorvo announced it had completed the acquisition of start-up company Decawave, paying more than $375 million to position itself in ultra-wideband technology (UWB).
Decawave becomes the Ultra-Wideband business unit (UWBU) within Qorvo’s mobile products segment. Decawave CEO Ciaran Connell will lead the UWBU team as general manager.
Based in Dublin, Ireland, Decawave was founded in 2007 and is a pioneer in UWB technology, developing solutions for mobile, automotive and IoT applications. The company’s Impulse Radio UWB technology enables position accuracy within a few centimeters with extremely low latency. Decawave has deployed more than 8 million chip-sets in more than 40 different market verticals, from smartphones to drones.
Eric Creviston, president of Qorvo’s mobile products business, said, “We see tremendous opportunities for Decawave’s technology, as UWB expands into new markets in mobile, automotive and industrial and consumer IoT.”