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Intel acquires Texas Instruments’ cable modem line

Intel is to acquire Texas Instruments’ (TI) cable modem product line, enhancing its focus on the cable market.

Intel plans to combine TI’s Puma DOCSIS chipsets with its pwn system-on-a-chip platform to delvier DOCSIS-enabled set-top, residential gateway and cable modem products.

Bob Ferreira, general manager, cable segment, Intel’s digital home group, said: “Intel is focused on delivering SoCs that provide the foundation for consumer electronics devices such as set top boxes, digital TVs, Blu-ray disc players, companion boxes and related devices. This acquisition specifically strengthens Intel’s product offerings for the continuum of cable gateway products and reinforces Intel’s continued commitment to the cable industry.”