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MACOM Completes Acquisition of AppliedMicro

MACOM completed its acquisition of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation on January 26, 2017. The deal strengthens MACOM’s portfolio for the data center market, adding OTN framers, MACsec Ethernet networking components and a single-lambda PAM4 platform.


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Surging Wi-Fi Traffic and New IoT Applications to Spike Wireless IC Shipments by 54% by 2020

Surging Wi-Fi traffic, new uses cases, and emerging IoT applications will result in a nearly 54% increase in wireless IC shipments by 2020, forecasts ABI Research. The short-range wireless connectivity market technologies—including ZigBee, Thread, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), Z-Wave, Wi-Fi, and NFC—will continue to evolve to meet new market demands, as evident with various new and upcoming enhancements. 


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