Maxim Invests in Scintera Networks to Spearhead RF Innovation in Small Cells

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03/02/2012

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Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) today announced it has made a strategic investment in Scintera Networks, Inc., a leading provider of adaptive signal processing solutions for wireless communications. The partnership will enable rapid deployment of power-efficient small cell base stations with form factors and system cost points attractive to cellular infrastructure OEMs and network operators. "Maxim's state-of-the art, high-performance RF transceiver solutions, coupled with Scintera's novel analog pre-distortion technology, will offer superior small cell RF solutions and validated reference designs that reduce our customers' design time and complexity," said Matt Murphy, Senior Vice President of Maxim's Communications and Power Solutions Group. "The cellular industry has signaled a critical need for smaller, power-efficient base stations. Maxim is fully committed to providing our customers with innovative RF solutions and solving the coverage and capacity challenges the industry is facing today." "We are excited about the opportunity to expand share in the base station market by working with a leader in high-performance RF transceiver solutions," said Davin Lee, chief executive officer of Scintera. "Scintera's solution is ideally suited for small cells as evidenced by our design wins over the past six months and working closely with Maxim will further accelerate this trend." About Maxim Maxim makes highly integrated analog and mixed-signal semiconductors. Maxim reported revenue of approximately $2.5 billion for fiscal 2011. For more information, go to www.Maxim-ic.com About Scintera Scintera is an industry leader in delivering high performance, compact and very low-power system-on-chip solutions to measure, modify and monitor RF signals and systems. The company's programmable analog signal processing architecture effectively combines digital programmability with the simplicity, small size and low power consumption of analog circuit processing. The first products to leverage this innovative architecture are its family of adaptive RF predistortion linearizers. Scintera is privately held and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For further information, please visit www.scintera.com

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