Intel Acquires a Ton of Powerwave LTE, Wi-Fi Antenna Patents

Posted by at 5:23 pm on September 12, 2014

Intel Corporation announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to buy over 1,400 patents and patent applications from an affiliate of The Gores Group, which obtained the patents in the early Chapter 11 bankruptcy of Powerwave Technologies before it shifted to Chapter 7. The patents relate to, among other things, telecommunications infrastructure technologies, including tower mounted amplifiers, antenna structures, power amplifier configurations, crest factor reduction and digital pre-distortion circuitry, all technologies used in modern LTE networks and Wi-Fi devices.

Powerwave was a pioneer in telecommunications infrastructure products, including antennas and base stations. The company had tendrils in nearly all modern networking, with patents spanning GSM, TDMA, LTE, digital signal processing, and LTE. Before its closure, the company pioneered distributed antenna systems in sports arenas, skyscrapers, and other large venues. Powerwave completed its Chapter 7 bankruptcy in June of 2013.

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