ON Semiconductor to Acquire Wi-Fi Chipset Vendor Quantenna

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By Andrew Zignani | 2Q 2019 | IN-5477


ON Semiconductor to Acquire Communications for US$1 Billion


ON Semiconductor, provider of power management, sensors, logic, timing, and low power wireless connectivity solutions, recently announced that it is set to acquire Wi-Fi chipset vendor Quantenna Communications. Quantenna’s portfolio consists of high-performance Wi-Fi solutions and is often early to market on new Wi-Fi standards and higher end chipset configurations for networking devices.

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The strategic rationale for the move is threefold:

Firstly, the combination of ON’s existing expertise within power management and Bluetooth technologies with Quantenna’s innovative Wi-Fi hardware and software portfolio can help create a strong platform that can effectively address the wireless connectivity market for the industrial Internet of Things (IoT). The addition of Quantenna’s Wi-Fi portfolio will also complement ON’s existing suite of low-power connectivity solutions that…

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