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Two Chinese IC design houses merge

Posted: 10 Aug 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:power management semiconductor?

Power Analog Microelectronics Inc. (PAM), a Chinese developer of Class-D digital audio amplifiers and power management semiconductors, on Monday (August 8) announced the acquisition of MicroSilicon Inc., a power management IC design company based in Shanghai.

The acquisition will give PAM (Shanghai) a quick entry into several chip markets, such as personal multimedia players (PMPs), portable digital TVs, and feature-rich multimedia handsets, said Johnston C. Chen, president and CEO of PAM.

Formed in 2004, MicroSilicon is a power management IC design house. With portfolio of portable power management integrated circuits and signal processing chips based on 0.6- to 0.35-micron CMOS technologies, MicroSilicon's products enable data transfer and connectivity between cameras, PCs, PDAs and wireless appliances.

PAM, also established in 2004, focuses on advanced analog, mixed-signal and power management integrated circuits. PAM was founded in Silicon Valley, but moved its headquarters to Shanghai in January of 2005.

It maintains its Silicon Valley roots with a team of R&D engineers. In addition, PAM also set up a technical support center in Shenzhen, China, as well as having a supporting team in Taipei, Taiwan.

- Mark LaPedus

EE Times





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