MaxLinear, Inc. is a provider of radio frequency (RF) and mixed-signal integrated circuits for cable and satellite broadband communications and the connected home, and wired and wireless infrastructure markets. The Company’s RF receiver products capture and process digital and analog broadband signals to be decoded for various applications. These products include both RF receivers and RF receiver systems-on-chip (SoCs), which incorporate its radio system architecture and the functionality necessary to receive and demodulate broadband signals, modem solutions, and physical medium devices that provide a constant current source, current-to-voltage regulation, and data alignment and retiming functionality in optical interconnect applications. It provides semiconductor solutions for the connected home, specifically Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) solutions. It sells its products to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), module makers and original design manufacturers (ODMs).
MaxLinear is a global, New York Stock Exchange-traded company (NYSE: MXL) where the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well. MaxLinear is a fabless system-on-chip product company, designing highly integrated, radio-frequency, and mixed-signal Communications ICs for broadband and infrastructure applications.
MaxLinear began by developing the World’s first high-performance TV tuner chip using standard CMOS process technology. Others said MaxLinear couldn’t achieve the extremely high performance requirements using CMOS, but MaxLinear proved them wrong and achieved enduring global market leadership with our designs. Since then, MaxLinear has developed a full line of products for satellite communications, cable modems, and terrestrial TV; diversified into high speed products addressing Datacom applications such as 400 Gbps fiber-optic interconnect chips for high-speed networks; and MoCA technology for home networking.
2017: MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE:MXL), a leading provider of integrated radio frequency and mixed-signal integrated circuits for the connected home and wired and wireless infrastructure markets, and Exar Corporation (NYSE:EXAR), a designer and developer of high performance analog mixed-signal ICs and sub-system solutions, announced that MaxLinear has acquired Exar. Exar designs, develops and markets high performance integrated circuits and system solutions for the industrial, infrastructure, automotive and audio/video markets. Exar’s broad product portfolio includes power management, sensing and signal conditioning, interface, LED lighting, data management and video processing solutions.