Monday February 17, 2020

Wireless tech specialists DecaWave bought by US firm

Qorvo says acquisition of Dublin-based chip maker will give it access to ‘a new and rapidly growing market’

30th January, 2020
Michael McLaughlin and Ciaran Connell of DecaWave: McLaughlin said they had been on a “challenging and fantastic journey”. Picture: Maxwell

DecaWave, a Dublin-based wireless technology company, is being acquired by the US company Qorvo.

The Irish firm makes chips for geolocation. It specialises impulse-radio ultra wideband (IR-UWB), a technology it claims will be as transformational as GPS, wifi and Bluetooth. IR-UWB can identify the location of any object indoors to within a few centimetres and is already used in smartphones, cars and other applications.

DecaWave is headquartered in Ireland but has offices in the US,...

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