ViaSat Buys ASIC, FPGA Design Company

Carlsbad-based ViaSat, the satellite communications technology developer, said today that it has acquire ASIC and FPGA design provider EAI Design Services. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. ViaSat said it will use the buy to bolster its capabilities in the high-speed, low-power secure space-based ASIC and FPGA microprocessor design area. EAI Design provides cores and encryption products aimed at high speed networking at speeds of up to 100 Gbps. ViaSat said the company's encryption cores are implemented in space-hardened ASICs and FPGAs, and will help it accelerate its deployment of trusted platforms into the commercial area.