Entropic Communications, an expert in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, has acquired direct broadcast satellite intellectual property from PLX Technology, a supplier of high-speed connectivity solutions enabling emerging data center architectures.
The purchased assets relate to the design and development of a digital channel stacking switch (dCSS) semiconductor product for up to $8 million. In addition to the asset purchase agreement, Entropic will pay a one-time $4 million licensing fee for intellectual property which is related to the acquired assets.
“The transaction with PLX provides key technologies that will accelerate our DBS ODU product roadmap,” said Vinay Gokhale, senior vice president, Corporate Development and Strategy at Entropic Communications. “We currently deliver the largest product portfolio for single cable technologies, supporting DBS operators worldwide. We are optimistic our newly acquired assets will provide a path to future technologies, ultimately leading toward highly-integrated products that incorporate broadband capture and IP output.”