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Microsemi acquires ASIC Advantage

Posted: 08 Jul 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:acquisition? fabless? radiation-hardened? mixed-signal IC?

Microsemi Corp. has announced that it has bought ASIC Advantage Inc., a fabless semiconductor company that designs high-performance, high-voltage and radiation-hardened mixed-signal integrated circuit (IC) solutions for the aerospace, automotive, communications, industrial and medical markets. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

According to Microsemi, ASIC Advantage's solutions are complementary to its family of product offerings. The combined portfolio of the two companies will allow Microsemi to expand its reach into key markets and provide customers with a wider range of products from a single source.

"I am excited by this acquisition, which further solidifies our ability to serve industries demanding the highest standards of performance," stated James J. Peterson, Microsemi president and CEO.

He added, "ASIC Advantage brings an entire portfolio of value-added IC designs targeting multiple core growth markets at Microsemi. While relatively small, this important acquisition offers strong synergy opportunities, enriches our mix and accelerates our growth potential."

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