Qorvo to expand its presence in the defense, SATCOM and 5G markets with the acquisition of Anokiwave

Qorvo, a global provider of connectivity and power solutions, has announced it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Anokiwave, a supplier of high-performance silicon integrated circuits (ICs) for intelligent active array antennas for D&A, SATCOM and 5G applications. The transaction is expected to close during the March quarter.

Anokiwave is based in Boston, MA, and operates design centers and sales offices in Boston, MA and San Diego, CA. The Anokiwave team will join Qorvo’s High-Performance Analog (HPA) segment and will continue to develop beamformers and IF-RF solutions for defense phased array and AESA radar, electronic warfare, satellite communications and 5G applications.

Philip Chesley, president of Qorvo’s High-Performance Analog segment, said, “Anokiwave’s high-frequency beamforming and intermediate frequency (IF) to RF conversion ICs are a strong complement to Qorvo’s RF front-end portfolio. The combination of our unique capabilities will enable us to supply highly integrated complete solutions and SiPs for defense, aerospace and network infrastructure applications.”

Nitin Jain, Anokiwave Chief Technology Officer, Founder and Chairman of the Board, said, “The Anokiwave team is thrilled to join Qorvo and continue to expand our high-performance portfolio with speed and scale. Anokiwave’s innovative portfolio of active antenna ICs, combined with Qorvo’s complementary products, global scale and significant market reach, will create exciting new opportunities to deliver customers superior levels of performance, efficiency and integration.”