ADI Acquires Fabless Semi Company Working on Critical Components for CATV

Analog Devices has announced the acquisition of OneTree Microdevices, a fabless semiconductor company for emerging broadband networks working on critical components for CATV and Fiber-to-the-Home Networks.

ADI is a leading supplier of mixed signal solutions for cable access ranging from data converters through clocking and control/power conditioning. With the acquisition of OneTree Microdevices’ GaAs and GaN amplifier portfolio, which offers best-in-class linearity, output power and efficiency, ADI now supports the complete signal chain for next-generation cable access networks. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Analog Devices, in combination with OneTree Microdevices, is uniquely positioned to solve the bandwidth and power efficiency challenges facing cable operators today in their efforts to increase broadband internet services for homes and businesses.

Today’s cable operators are counting on next generation architectures such as DOCSIS 3.1 (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification) and Remote PHY to increase the capacity of cable networks. Both ADI and OneTree are directly engaged with customers, cable operators and industry standards groups to drive cable standards discussions. Together, they will be able to effectively assist cable operators in their quest to provide compelling cost and data rates to home and business users.