MaxLinear is a New York Stock Exchange-traded company (NYSE:MXL) that provides highly integrated radio-frequency (RF) analog and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for broadband communications applications.
MaxLinear's products enable the reception of broadband data and video content in a wide range of electronic devices, including cable and terrestrial digital set-top boxes, DOCSIS 3.0 voice and data cable modems, digital televisions, personal computers, netbooks and in-vehicle entertainment devices.
The company designs its analog and mixed-signal circuits in standard CMOS process technology for low-cost manufacturing. A "fabless" company, it uses outside chipmaking facilities, known as foundries or fabs, to manufacture its chips, and sells its products to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), module makers and original design manufacturers (ODMs).
MaxLinear is based in Carlsbad, California, with research and development centers in Irvine, Calif., China and India. It employs nearly 300 people, most of whom have engineering degrees.