Qorvo to acquire IoT solution provider GreenPeak Technologies
Qorvo, Inc., a leading American provider of core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and defence applications, has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the privately-held company GreenPeak Technologies, a leader in ultra-low power, short-range RF communication technology. The acquisition of Netherlands-based GreenPeak will allow Qorvo to expand its customer offering to include highly integrated RF solutions and systems-on-a-chip (SoCs) for the connected home and the rapidly growing Internet of Things (IoT).
James Klein, president of Qorvo’s Infrastructure and Defense Products (IDP) group, said, “The acquisition of GreenPeak Technologies will complement Qorvo’s market-leading high power RF portfolio with innovative ultra-low power, short-range wireless personal area network (WPAN) SoCs, ZigBee and Bluetooth solutions. GreenPeak brings a world-class technical team and solutions to Qorvo, allowing us to increase our presence in the rapidly expanding IoT market.”
Cees Links, founder & CEO of GreenPeak Technologies, said, “Our team is excited to join Qorvo and continue our legacy of creating ultra-low power RF solutions for our customers. We believe Qorvo will be a great environment for the GreenPeak team to grow as part of a much larger company serving many more global customers.”
GreenPeak Technologies offers a broad range of proprietary antenna diversity and multiple receiver architecture technologies. GreenPeak solutions are said to offer superior range, robustness and best-in-class WiFi interference rejection with no latency in production-ready reference designs that will allow quick time to market for integration into smart home and IoT applications. In 2015, GreenPeak celebrated the shipment of its 100 millionth ZigBee chip to the smart home market. GreenPeak will become part of Qorvo’s IDP group and will be headed by Cees Links.
The transaction is expected to close in the current quarter, subject to customary closing conditions. Wells Fargo Securities, LLC served as financial advisor to GreenPeak in connection with the transaction.