Qorvo announced that it will acquire UWB chip supplier Decawave and microwave communication company Custom MMIC.

Decawave Limited is an Irish fabless semiconductor company that develops ICs for indoor positioning and communication based on its UWB wireless technology platform. Decawave's DW1000 is the world's first single chip UWB transceiver, enabling development of cost effective RTLS solutions with precise indoor and outdoor positioning to within 10 cm. The DW1000 is also aiming at “Internet of Things” applications, thanks to up to 6.8 Mbps communication capability.

Custom MMIC was founded in 2006 and is a US fabless RF and microwave MMIC design company. The company's main products are RF amplifiers, low noise amplifiers, power amplifiers, low phase noise amplifiers, mixers, balanced mixers, IQ mixers, numerically controlled phase shifters, attenuators, voltage controlled attenuators, and numerically controlled attenuation. Its products complement Qorvo's existing products perfectly.

"Qorvo performed well last year, especially in the field of mobile phone products, Qorvo's 5G mobile phone networking RF chips have led the industry. We also look forward to the industry-leading Decawave and Custom MMIC joining the Qorvo family to expand the company's technology and product range." Qorvo President and CEO Bob Bruggeworth said.