Mindspeed Technologies Inc., a fabless networking chip company has agreed to acquire PicoChip Ltd, a provider of chipsets for cellular communications such as femtocell basestations, for $51.8 million.
Motorola Mobility, the set-top and mobile handset subsidiary of Motorola, has acquired 4Home, a developer of software and services for delivering "connected home" services such as home-security monitoring.
Pond Ventures has sold Spain-based semiconductor business Gigle Networks to Broadcom Corporation. Gigle improves broadband access for consumer electronic devices. The company has R&D centres in Barcelona and Edinburgh, as well a sales and marketing office in California.