Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Accent opens new IP development center in France

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, FRANCE & MILAN, ITALY: Accent, a leader in semiconductor integration of communications and metering technologies, is announcing the opening of a wireless IP development center in Sophia Antipolis, France.

Under a strategic agreement between Accent and Wipro Technologies, the former RF engineering team of Wipro Newlogic has transitioned to Accent. As part of the same agreement, Accent has also obtained certain rights to key OFDM and WiFi technologies.

The new team will focus on developing emerging IP-based wireless technologies to be integrated into Accent’s SoC platform portfolio.

"The addition of the new wireless IP unit represents a strategic decision for Accent and reflects the company’s strong commitment to meet the evolving need of our market place and customers”, says Federico Arcelli, CEO of Accent.

“While the team has only been on board a short period, integration with the rest of the engineering team has completed very smoothly and work has already started on developing next generation products. The proven track record of this RF team together with the rights of key Wipro technologies will allow us to greatly accelerate internal IP developments and to bring new products to the market as early as this year.”

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