Looking to boost its presence in 5G communications, National Instruments is acquiring BEEcube, a leading supplier of FPGA based prototyping and deployment products for advanced wireless research, wireless infrastructure and military/defence applications.
"As the Internet of Things drives greater demand for data and an increasing number of connected devices, NI is excited to be at the forefront of research and prototyping tools for next generation 5G wireless technology," said Charles Schroeder, director of RF communications. "NI and BEEcube share a common philosophy and vision of platform-based design and we believe the combination of the two companies will strengthen our leadership position as 5G progresses toward commercialisation."
Chen Chang, BEEcube's founder and CEO, added: "For many years, BEEcube has been at the forefront of technology innovation in telecommunications applications. By joining NI, we will have the resources to continue to drive 5G research and provide our customers solutions which enable infrastructure deployment on a global scale."
BEEcube will operate as an NI subsidiary and will continue to market its products under the BEEcube brand.