Analog Devices Acquires Broadband Amplifier Vendor

Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) on March 30, 2017, acquired OneTree Microdevices Inc., a privately held supplier of gallium arsenide (GaAs) and gallium nitride (GaN) amplifiers for broadband networks. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ADI (Norwood, Mass.) said the acquisition of OneTree’s GaAs and GaN amplifier portfolio would enable ADI to support the complete signal chain for next-generation cable access networks.

“OneTree’s expertise aligns with ADI’s strategic focus on GaN technology and extends ADI’s broad portfolio of high performance, RF and microwave signal chain solutions for infrastructure, defense and instrumentation markets,”said Greg Henderson, vice president of ADI’s RF and Microwave business, in a press statement.

Chris Day, a co-founder of OneTree Microdevices, said in the same statement that both ADI and OneTree are engaged with customers, cable operators and industry standards groups to drive cable standards discussions.

“Together, we will be able to effectively assist cable operators in their quest to provide compelling cost and data rates to home and business users,” Day said.

OneTree, based in Santa Rosa, Calif., is a fabless company.