Update: MIPS Technologies Acquires Chipidea (August 27, 2007)
Peter Clarke, EE Times(05/09/2006 6:20 AM EDT) MUNICH, Germany
— Chip Microelectronica SA, a provider of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor circuits in the form of intellectual property, designed a key part of the Livanto mobile communications baseband chip offered to the market by Icera Inc.
The Livanto baseband, which can process HSDPA multimedia signals at up to 7.2-Mbits per second, in fact comprises two die in a single package. While Icera's engineering team designed the digital chip ChipIdea (Lisbon, Portugal) designed the analog baseband chip included in the same package, according to Stan Boland, president and chief executive officer of Icera Inc. (Bristol, England).
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