MaxLinear, Inc. is a provider of radio frequency (RF) and mixed signal integrated circuits for cable and satellite broadband communications and the connected home, and wired and wireless infrastructure markets. The Company’s RF receiver products capture and process digital and analog broadband signals to be decoded for various applications. These products include both RF receivers and RF receiver systems-on-chip (SoCs), which incorporate its radio system architecture and the functionality necessary to receive and demodulate broadband signals, modem solutions, and physical medium devices that provide a constant current source, current-to-voltage regulation, and data alignment and retiming functionality in optical interconnect applications. It provides semiconductor solutions for the connected home, specifically Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) solutions. It sells its products to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), module makers and original design manufacturers (ODMs).
MaxLinear is a global, New York Stock Exchange-traded company (NYSE: MXL) where the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well. MaxLinear is a fabless system-on-chip product company, designing highly integrated, radio-frequency, and mixed-signal Communications ICs for broadband and infrastructure applications.
MaxLinear began by developing the World’s first high-performance TV tuner chip using standard CMOS process technology. Others said MaxLinear couldn’t achieve the extremely high performance requirements using CMOS, but MaxLinear proved them wrong and achieved enduring global market leadership with our designs. Since then, MaxLinear has developed a full line of products for satellite communications, cable modems, and terrestrial TV; diversified into high speed products addressing Datacom applications such as 400 Gbps fiber-optic interconnect chips for high-speed networks; and MoCA technology for home networking.
MaxLinear's commitment to innovation, product quality, and customer satisfaction has positioned them as a prominent player in the semiconductor industry. They continue to develop advanced ICs and system solutions to address the evolving needs of the connected world.
MaxLinear FocusesBroadband Communication: MaxLinear offers a comprehensive portfolio of ICs designed for broadband communication systems. These include solutions for cable modems, gateways, set-top boxes, digital terrestrial television (DTT) reception, and satellite television reception. Their products enable high-speed data transmission, signal reception, and processing in broadband networks.
Connectivity and Wireless Solutions: MaxLinear provides ICs for wireless connectivity applications, such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Their products enable wireless connectivity in devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. MaxLinear's connectivity solutions focus on delivering reliable and high-performance wireless connectivity experiences.
Multimedia and Video Processing: MaxLinear offers ICs for multimedia and video processing applications. Their products include video decoders, demodulators, tuners, and other components that enable high-quality video reception, decoding, and processing. These solutions are utilized in televisions, streaming devices, video recorders, and other multimedia systems.
Integrated Circuits and System-on-Chip (SoC) Solutions: MaxLinear develops highly integrated ICs and SoCs that combine multiple functions into a single chip. This integration helps to optimize performance, reduce power consumption, and enhance system-level integration in various applications.
Market: MaxLinear serves multiple markets, including broadband service providers, consumer electronics, data centers, automotive, and industrial. Their solutions cater to the growing demand for high-speed data communication, connectivity, and multimedia experiences across these markets.
Acquisitions and Expansion: Over the years, MaxLinear has strategically expanded its product portfolio through acquisitions. Notable acquisitions include the purchase of Entropic Communications in 2015, which added capabilities in video processing and connected home solutions, and the acquisition of Intel's Home Gateway Platform Division in 2020, which expanded their presence in the broadband access market.