20 July 2010


Hittite acquires license to IBM millimeter-wave technology

Hittite Microwave Corp of Chelmsford, MA, USA, which designs and supplies analog and mixed-signal RF, microwave and millimeter-wave ICs, modules, subsystems and instrumentation, has acquired a license from IBM to manufacture and market silicon IC millimeter-wave transceivers developed by IBM. Also covered by the license are certain 57–64GHz IC, package and antenna technology, as well as 71–76GHz and 81–86GHz IC intellectual property. Hittite aims to apply the technology to markets requiring highly integrated solutions.

Hittite has also entered into a joint development agreement with IBM related to millimeter-wave technology.

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

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