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Infineon wireline biz christened 'Lantiq'

Posted: 14 Aug 2009     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Infineon wireline biz  communications  network  IPTV 

Infineon Technologies AG and Golden Gate Capital named Infineon's wireline communications (WLC) division Lantiq after the closing of the sale sometime in 2H 09. The sale of the division to Golden Gate was announced in July this year.

Lantiq will assume all the products, projects and locations of the present wireline division. It will also have unique capabilities to combine traditional wireline technologies with leading-edge access and home networking technologies.

"During the last few years we have gained a very strong position and significant momentum in the wireline market, based on our broad and innovative product portfolio," stated Christian Wolff, who is designated to be the CEO of Lantiq. "We are fully committed to the wireline communications market and we see a tremendous opportunity in the market for IPTV, home networking and next-generation IP-based networks."

"The junction where broadband access meets the digital home is a very hot area in the market today. Exciting new services like IPTV and VoIP depend on a seamless wideband connection from the central office to every point within the consumers' home," said Lee Ratliff, senior analyst for broadband digital home and IPTV at iSuppli Corp. "Lantiq is positioned at the intersection of this activity with a portfolio that includes infrastructure and home networking products ranging from ADSL and VDSL to network processors, VoIP, and DECT/CAT-Iq."

"WLC, and in the future Lantiq, is a very exciting company representing an attractive investment opportunity for GGC. We are especially impressed with the leadership and integrity of the senior management team as well as the capabilities of the entire employee base. The people, technologies, and customer relationships make Lantiq an attractive platform for us", said John Knoll, managing director at Golden Gate Capital.

Lantiq will be among the top 15 fabless semiconductor companies worldwide and be a one-stop solution provider for the wireline communication and broadband access markets. It will be one of the very few vendors offering a complete DSL end-to-end portfolio and have a unique ability to integrate DSL, VoIP and home connectivity into complex SoCs. Lantiq will build on a strong foundation of more than 20 years in the industry, and will continue to drive innovation and integration in the telecommunications network, working with the leading players around the world to develop next-generation networks.

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