CML buys Plextek RFI

March 09, 2020 //By Peter Clarke
CML buys Plextek RFI
Communications chip vendor CML Microsystems plc has acquired Plextek RFI Ltd. for an undisclosed sum.

Plextek RFI Ltd. (Great Chesterford, England) was a UK design house specialising in microwave and millimetre-wave IC design with 10 employees or fewer according its Linkedin page.

The team has completed in excess of 100 IC designs, operating at radio frequencies up to 100GHz and are a third-party approved design house for a number of leading semiconductor companies including GCS, Qorvo, WIN and Wolfspeed.

Design experience includes front-end ICs for millimeter-wave 5G, broadband monolithic microwave ICs (MMICs), receiver, transmitter and power amplifier (PA) ICs for microwave links and GaN PAs for both commercial and defence applications.

The acquisition has been funded from a mixture of cash and shares.

"PRFI's dedicated and experienced team enhances our strategy for expansion within Communications markets. Their design expertise expands upon the group's existing skills and provides a new independent services and consulting income stream for CML" said Chris Gurry, CML's managing director, in a statement.

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