Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. designs, develops and sells semiconductor solutions for communications applications in wireline and wireless network infrastructure equipment. Markets for our products include broadband access networks (fixed and mobile), enterprise networks and metropolitan and wide area networks (fixed and mobile).
Our solutions for these interrelated and rapidly converging networks are found in three business units: wireless infrastructure, communications processors, and high-performance analog. Our products are sold to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for use in a variety of network infrastructure equipment, including:
Wireless Infrastructure: We lead the market with our Transcede family of low-power, multi-core system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for 3G and 4G/LTE small cell base stations.
Communications Processors: Our Comcerto family of processors serve triple-play access gateways for Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) and data processing platforms; broadband customer premises equipment (CPE) gateways and other equipment that carriers use to deliver voice, data and video services to residential subscribers; Internet Protocol (IP) private branch exchange (PBX) equipment and security appliances used in the enterprise.
High-Performance Analog: Mindspeed solutions are used in next-generation fiber access network equipment (including passive optical networking, or PON, systems); switching and signal conditioning products supporting fiber-to-the-premise, optical transport networks (OTN), storage and server systems and broadcast video, inclusive of routers and other systems that are driving the migration to 3G high-definition (HD) transmission.
We also have a heritage in the WAN communications sector and a history of innovative system-on-chip solutions for circuit-switched networking equipment that implements asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) and T1/E1 and T3/E3 communications protocols.
We believe the breadth of our product portfolio, combined with more than three decades of experience in semiconductor hardware, software and communications systems engineering, provides us with a competitive advantage. We have proven expertise in signal, packet and transmission processing technologies, which are critical core competencies for successfully defining, designing and implementing advanced semiconductor products for next-generation network infrastructure equipment.
We have cultivated and continue to initiate and foster close relationships with leading network infrastructure OEMs to understand emerging markets, technologies and standards. We focus our research and development efforts on applications in the segments of the telecommunications network which we believe offer the most attractive growth prospects.