RF specialist Qorvo to acquire IoT player GreenPeak Technologies

April 19, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Qorvo and GreenPeak logos
Qorvo, Inc. has agreed to acquire privately-held GreenPeak Technologies, specialist in ultra-low power, short range RF communication technology. The acquisition of Netherlands-based GreenPeak will, Qorvo says, expand its offering to include highly integrated RF solutions and systems-on-a-chip (SoCs) for the connected home and the rapidly growing Internet of Things (IoT).

James Klein, president of Qorvo's Infrastructure and Defense Products (IDP) group, said, "The acquisition of GreenPeak Technologies will complement Qorvo's market-leading high power RF portfolio with innovative ultra-low power, short-range wireless personal area network (WPAN) SoCs, ZigBee and Bluetooth solutions. GreenPeak brings a world-class technical team and solutions to Qorvo, allowing us to increase our presence in the rapidly expanding IoT market."


Cees Links, founder & CEO of GreenPeak Technologies, said, "Our team is excited to join Qorvo and continue our legacy of creating ultra-low power RF solutions for our customers. We believe Qorvo will be a great environment for the GreenPeak team to grow as part of a much larger company serving many more global customers."


As the IoT phenomenon has unfolded, Cees Links has argued consistently that providing real service to consumers will require the development of genuinely “smart” applications that offer real added value in decisions making, intelligent control, safety and economy – rather than simply adding a layer of automation and communication to what is already possible.


GreenPeak Technologies adds to Qorvo a legacy engineering and system-level expertise in wireless RF technology, and offers a broad range of proprietary antenna diversity and multiple receiver architecture technologies. GreenPeak solutions offer superior range, robustness and best-in-class WiFi interference rejection with no latency, in production-ready reference designs that will allow quick time to market for integration into smart home and IoT applications. In 2015, GreenPeak celebrated shipment of its 100 millionth ZigBee chip to the smart home market.


GreenPeak will become part of Qorvo's IDP group and will be headed by Mr. Links.


GreenPeak Technologies; www.greenpeak.com


Qorvo; www.qorvo.com