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Micronas acquires Microtune design center in Holland

Posted: 29 Apr 2003 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:micronas? microtone? digital IC? demodulator? digital tv?

Micronas GmbH has acquired the Microtune (Holland) B.V. Design Center located in Nijmegen, Holland, a design center focused on digital ICs and solutions, such as demodulators, for DTV applications. This transaction enables Micronas, a supplier of specific semiconductor solutions for multimedia, consumer, and automotive electronics, to further expand its comprehensive TV receiver system solutions portfolio, while permitting Microtune to concentrate on its core RF technologies.

The Nijmegen design center employs about 20 engineers and represents an investment in related and complementary technology for Micronas. The purchase includes all development, marketing, and application activities related to the center.

"With this acquisition we have taken a decisive step forward in our digital TV receiver business, strengthening our position in the TV receiver market and providing increased value for our customers," said Wolfgang Kalsbach, CEO of the Micronas Group. "Our strength in digital, audio and video processing, combined with the expertise acquired with this purchase, puts us in the perfect position to benefit from the continuing global migration from analog to digital TV receiver," he added.

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