25 February 2020
Qorvo completes acquisition of Decawave
Qorvo Inc of Greensboro, NC, USA (which provides core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and defense applications) has completed its acquisition of Decawave Ltd of Dublin, Ireland, a pioneer in ultra-wideband (UWB) technology and a provider of UWB solutions for mobile, automotive and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The Decawave team has become the Ultra-Wideband business unit (UWBU) within Qorvo Mobile Products. The firm’s CEO Ciaran Connell will lead the UWBU team as its general manager.
Decawave was founded in 2007 and has deployed more than 8 million chipsets in more than 40 different market verticals – from smartphones to drones. Its Impulse Radio UWB technology allows for position accuracy of a few centimeters, and with extremely low latency.
“We are excited about the growth potential offered by UWB and the opportunity to build upon the pioneering work of the Decawave team,” comments Eric Creviston, president of Qorvo Mobile Products. “We see tremendous opportunities for Decawave’s technology as UWB expands into new markets in mobile, automotive and industrial and consumer IoT,” he adds. “We look forward to collaborating with customers to develop UWB solutions that greatly increase the accuracy and security of a host of new location and communication services.”