Newlans secures $15m in Intel Capital-led Series B


mobile phone touch screen pdaIntel’s venture capital arm has led a $15m Series B round for broadband analog signal processing devices maker Newlans.

The company said the funds will help it commercialise its Programmable Duplexer targeting front end radio frequency modules for 4G LTE mobile devices and small cells.

Existing investors Paladin Capital and Lockheed Martin Corporation also participated in the round.

The company noted that since the arrival of the mobile phone the area between the antenna and transceiver has changed little and it has developed “a breakthrough technology that will change the way future front ends of mobile devices are implemented.”

Vice President of Intel’s Platform Engineering Group Stefan Wolff said, “Newlans is pioneering new approaches to RF front end tuning.

“They are truly redefining the way RF filtering is being implemented and we are pleased to see them apply this disruptive technology to mobile devices. We look forward to working together with Newlans to commercialize this critical technology.”

Earlier this month Intel Capital made a pair of investments in the fast-growing 3D printing sector by backing Lithuania’sCGTrader and US-based makexyz.

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