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
Wireless tech specialists DecaWave bought by US firm
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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