Micronas buys Microtune design center - Embedded.com

Micronas buys Microtune design center

Micronas has acquired a Microtune design center, located in Nijmegen, that focuses on digital integrated circuits and solutions, such as demodulators, for digital television applications. The deal enables Micronas to expand its TV system solutions portfolio, while permitting Microtune to concentrate on its core radio frequency technologies.

The Nijmegen facility employs about 20 engineers and the purchase includes all development, marketing, and application activities related to the center.

Dr. Wolfgang Kalsbach, CEO of the Micronas Group, said, “Our strength in digital, audio and video processing, combined with the expertise acquired with this purchase, puts us in the perfect position to benefit from the continuing global migration from analog to digital TV.”

The Nijmegen Design Center has previously developed ICs, such as demodulators for digital video broadcasting for digital TV receivers.

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