DLA Piper advises NanoSemi in its sale to MaxLinear

DLA Piper represented NanoSemi, Inc. in its sale to MaxLinear, Inc., a leading provider of radio frequency (RF), analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for the connected home, wired and wireless infrastructure, and industrial and multimarket applications.

NanoSemi develops intellectual property based on machine learning to improve communication and other systems, applying its experience in mathematics, digital signal processing and RF to the problem of linearizing and improving the performance of RF, analog and data converter circuits. The company’s technology enables higher throughput connections for 5G, Wi-F and WiGig smartphones and base stations while simultaneously reducing energy consumption, resulting in higher quality data streams and connections for consumers while improving smartphone battery life.

“It was a pleasure to bring together our top-tier M&A capabilities and extensive technology sector experience to advise NanoSemi on its sale to MaxLinear, which will expand its access to resources and allow it to continue developing innovative solutions to meet the demands of the communications infrastructure market,” said Benjamin Griebe, the DLA Piper partner who led the firm’s deal team.

In addition to Griebe (Silicon Valley), the DLA Piper team representing NanoSemi included partners Victoria Lee, Cisco Palao-Ricketts and Stacy Paz (all of Silicon Valley); of counsel Nia Brown (Washington, DC); associates Tulin Gurer (San Francisco), Kyle de Neve, Anton Ziajka, Patrick Burri, Zack Nolan (all of Silicon Valley) and Georgia Jolink (Austin); and paralegals Shari Kendle (Silicon Valley) and Mark Summerhays (San Francisco).

With more than 1,000 corporate lawyers globally, DLA Piper helps clients execute complex cross-border transactions seamlessly while supporting clients across all stages of development. The firm has been rated number one in global M&A volume for ten consecutive years, according to Mergermarket.

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