Broadcom Acquires UNOVA Patents
December 27, 2002
The patents cover a wide range of technologies, including 802.11 networking.
UNOVA, a corporation specializing in wired and wireless automated data collection, has sold approximately 150 of its domestic and foreign patents and patent applications to Broadcom Corp. for $24 million.
The patents purchased relate to wireless local-area networking and wireless communications including dual-radio access points and hierarchical networks. In addition, Broadcom purchased UNOVA's patents for dynamically switchable power supplies and personal video recorders.
Under terms of the agreement, Broadcom will grant UNOVA a royalty-free license to manufacture and sell Intermec products related to the purchased patents.