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Microchip Technology Buys SMSC

By Microchip
May 2, 2012 - 5:08:00 PM

Microchip's getting larger!

Microchip Technology has announced that they have signed a definitive agreement to acquire Standard Microsystems Corporation (SMSC Semiconductor) for $37.00 per share in cash, which represents a total equity value of about $939 million, and a total enterprise value of about $766 million, after excluding SMSC's cash and investments on its balance sheet of approximately $173 million.  The acquisition has been approved by the Boards of Directors of each company and is expected to close in the third quarter of calendar 2012, subject to approval by SMSC stockholders, regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

Microchip Buys SMSC
Microchip Buys SMSC

SMSC Semiconductor Product Lines
SMSC's Product Lines include:

  • Automotive
  • Wireless Audio
  • USB components
  • Security
  • Ethernet
  • Embedded Networking
  • PC System & I/O controllers
  • Thermal Management
  • Capacitive touch Sensors

About SMSC
SMSC (NASDAQ: SMSC) is a leading developer of Smart Mixed-Signal Connectivity solutions. SMSC employs a unique systems level approach that incorporates a broad set of technologies and intellectual property to deliver differentiating products to its customers.  The company is focused on delivering connectivity solutions that enable the proliferation of data in automobiles, consumer devices, PCs and other applications. SMSC's feature-rich products drive a number of industry standards and include USB, MOST® automotive networking, Kleer® and JukeBlox® wireless audio, embedded system control and analog solutions, including thermal management and RightTouch® capacitive sensing. SMSC is headquartered in New York and has offices and research facilities in North America, Asia, Europe and India.

About Microchip Technology
Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:  MCHP) is a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide.  Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality.


Microchip Technology Buys SMSC

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