Telecom Lead Asia: Devices major Samsung Electronics has
acquired Nanoradio, a developer of ultra low power Wireless LAN chipsets for
high-speed wireless access in mobile phones.
Samsung did not disclose the size of the acquisition.
The Sweden-based Nanoradio has approximately 60
Nanoradio specializes in developing small form factor
high performance Wi-Fi chipsets with low power consumption for cellular
Nanoradio designs semiconductors with wireless capability
for the cellular and handheld market where buying decisions relate to power
consumption, stability, physical size, and total cost for customers.
Nanoradio has developed the most integrated circuits that
bring outstanding WLAN capabilities into mobile phones and consumer multimedia
electronics. NanoradioÂ´s Wi-Fi chips target a range of applications, including
mobile phones, wireless network cameras for home surveillance, Portable Media
Players and gaming devices. Another big area for Nanoradio is the growing
fixed-mobile convergence market with dual-mode phones.
Nanoradio has a leading team of extensively experienced technologists from the
cellular and wireless industry as well as semiconductor industry and start-ups.
Nanoradio has sales offices in Korea, China, Japan and USA.
Nanoradio is backed by Viking Venture, Creandum,
Industrifonden, Nordic Venture Partners, Ferd Capital, Innovacom, Anchor
Capital and Teknoinvest.