Motorola Computer Group Acquires Blue Wave Systems Inc.
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Acquisition of DSP (1) (Digital Signal Processor) A special-purpose CPU used for digital signal processing applications (see definition #2 below). It provides ultra-fast instruction sequences, such as shift and add, and multiply and add, which are commonly used in math-intensive Company Enhances Motorola's Ability to Offer
Highly Integrated Platforms to the Telecommunications Market
Motorola Computer Group, a business unit of Motorola Inc. (NYSE NYSE
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Digital Signal Processing - (DSP) Computer manipulation of analog signals (commonly sound or image) which have been converted to digital form (sampled). (DSP) hardware and software for telecommunications applications such as media and access gateways.
In connection with this acquisition each fully diluted share of Blue Wave common stock will be exchanged for .443 shares of Motorola common stock. Motorola will exchange approximately 7.25 million of its common shares for the fully diluted common shares of Blue Wave Systems.
This acquisition expands Motorola's leadership in the telecommunications infrastructure marketplace, enabling it to help original equipment manufacturers cut their product development time and get to market faster.
Motorola offers a range of carrier-class telecommunication platforms, many of which are used in applications that also require DSP functionality. This acquisition enables Motorola to offer these platforms with DSP functions already integrated at the hardware and software level.
Blue Wave Systems will operate as part of MCG's telecommunications business unit with major offices in Carrollton and Loughborough, England. Rob Shaddock shaddock: see grapefruit. , previously chief executive officer of Blue Wave Systems, will lead a new Motorola Computer Group application unit, which will focus on providing highly integrated platforms for packet voice and wireless applications.
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About Blue Wave Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary Wholly Owned Subsidiary
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In other words, the parent company owns the company outright and there are no minority owners. of Motorola
Blue Wave Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Motorola, is a leading supplier of high-channel Digital Signal Processing (DSP) subsystems used in telecommunication infrastructure equipment, such as voice over packet (VoIP) gateways, digital wireless communications and intelligent peripherals.
The ComStruct(TM) line of telecom infrastructure communication processing subsystems was launched in January 1999.
At the heart of the ComStruct(TM) line is the company's FACT(TM) software (Framework Architecture for Communication Technologies), which enables the DSP subsystem to be rapidly and effectively deployed in a variety of carrier class telecom applications. Blue Wave Systems has been a market leader in DSP board-level products since 1983.
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