Intel Broadens Semiconductor Line
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The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions. When complete, Basis will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intel (INTC) operating within Intel's Network Communications Group.
Basis designs and markets advanced semiconductors and other products used in equipment that directs traffic across the Internet and corporate networks. Its Service-Specific Network Processors will be integrated into Intel's Internet Exchange architecture.
The flagship of the IX architecture is Intel's IXP 1200 network processor, a "packet" processing device that allows new features and functions to be quickly added to communications gear. Intel will use Basis' technology to enhance its current product line.
"Intelligent systems based on this technology will help enable businesses and homes to take full advantage of new services made possible by high bandwidth connections to the Internet."
Basis also offers wide area network and serial communication semiconductor products, as well as PC card and "interface" controller devices targeted at the communications equipment market segments.