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Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductors
Compare:INTC, TSM, BRCM, ARMH, ADI » details
Traded in other countries:MQ7A.Germany,
Mindspeed Technologies, Inc., was originally incorporated in Delaware in 2001. The Company designs, develops and sells semiconductor solutions for communications applications in the wireline and wireless network infrastructure, which includes today's separate but interrelated and converging enterprise, broadband access, metropolitan and area networks. Its products are classified into three focused product families namely communications convergence processing products, high-performance analog products and WAN communications products. These three product families are found in a variety of wireless and wireline networking equipment designed to process, transmit and switch voice, data and video traffic between, and within, the different segments of the communications network. Communications convergence processing products include ultra-low-power, multi-core digital signal processor (DSP) system-on-chip (SoC) products for the fixed and mobile (3G/4G) carrier infrastructure and residential and enterprise platforms. High-Performance Analog products include high-density crosspoint switches, optical drivers and other devices, plus timing, equalization and signal-conditioning solutions for next-generation fiber access networks including ethernet passive optical networking (EPON) equipment. Products are sold to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for use in a network infrastructure equipment, including voice and media gateways, high-speed routers, switches, access multiplexers, cross-connect systems, add-drop multiplexers, digital loop carrier equipment, IP private branch exchanges (PBXs), optical modules, broadcast video systems and wireless base station equipment. Customers include Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco Systems, Inc., Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., LM Ericsson Telephone Company, Nokia Siemens Networks, Nortel Networks, Inc. and Zhongxing Telecom Equipment Corp. (ZTE). Network infrastructure OEMs require advanced communications semiconductor products such as digital signal processors, transceivers, framers, packet and cell processors, plus switching and signal timing and conditioning solutions. The telecommunications network, including the Internet, has evolved into a complex, hybrid series of converging digital and optical networks that connect individuals and businesses globally. The company's objective is to grow its business and to become the supplier of semiconductor networking solutions to global network infrastructure OEMs in key enterprise, broadband access and metro service area market segments. Its competitors are competitors are Cavium Networks Inc., Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Semtech Corporation (based on the acquisition of Gennum Corporation), Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., PMC-Sierra, Inc., Texas Instruments Inc. and Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation. With the introduction of wireless SoCs it also competes with Broadcom Corporation and Qualcomm Incorporated.

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