Qorvo Acquires Decawave as Ultra-Wideband Momentum Continues

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By Andrew Zignani | 2Q 2020 | IN-5782


An Eventful Quarter for Wireless Connectivity


Understandably, the news cycle in recent weeks has been dominated by the devastating impact of COVID-19 across the globe. The hope, of course, is that the impact of COVID-19 will be very short-lived and that people will be able to return to work, school, and normality as swiftly as possible. However, the last month or so has also seen a number of critical announcements in the wireless connectivity space that are worth bringing to attention. Many of these provide insight into how the future of short-range wireless technologies is likely to shape up over the next five years. Key among these is Qorvo’s acquisition of Ultra-Wideband (UWB) chipset vendor Decawave for US$400 million.

Growing Momentum for UWB as Wireless Chipset Consolidation Continues


On February 24, 2020, Qorvo completed its acquisition of Decawave. Decawave is a Dublin, Ireland based company founded in 2007 that has shipped more than 8 million Ultra-Wideband (UWB) chipsets across more than 40 different vertical markets including Real-Time L…

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