Exar Corp. announced that it has entered into a product license agreement with Zarlink Semiconductor. According to the companies, this agreement significantly expands the available market for both companies by delivering dynamic power management and monitoring products to residential gateways. Exar’s PowerXR technology will be used with Zarlink’s low power voice solutions to provide programmable solutions that will exceed energy efficiency requirements for residential gateways as outlined by the Home Gateway Initiative.
"Exar is pleased to be working with Zarlink to drive the adoption of programmable power technology into the residential gateway market," said Pete Rodriguez, President and CEO, Exar. "Zarlink’s leadership position in the rapidly growing residential gateway market, combined with the system benefits offered by Exar’s PowerXR products, will deliver new features and capabilities not seen previously in these markets."