Adding yet another name to their acquisitions list, RIM has now announced they've acquired Paratek to focus on RF tuning technologies. In other words, Paratek will be joining RIM to help concentrate their efforts on working with multi-band radios which will allow RIM devices to better connect to a multitude of wireless networks. As wireless networks have been growing, it has become increasingly important to be able to connect to those wireless networks across the world no matter what frequency or band those networks are using.
Paratek also has a background in battery optimization features for their wireless technologies and as we know it, connecting to multiple networks can be damaging to battery life, as such -- RIM will be working with Paratek to ensure battery levels remain optimal. You can check out the Paratek website using the link below to learn more about their technology and previous work.