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Zilog owner snaps up Samsung's 4 and 8bit microcontroller business

May 27, 2013 // Nick Flaherty

Zilog owner snaps up Samsung's 4 and 8bit microcontroller business

Zilog owner IXYS is to buy Samsung Electronics' 4 and 8-bit microcontroller business for approximately $50 million as Samsung shifts into mobile devices.


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As part of the agreement, IXYS will receive nearly 80 products - some based on Zilog cores - as well as inventories, intellectual property and other assets exclusively related to the 4 and 8-bit business. It will also extend its existing foundry deal with Samsung. The acquisition is expected to be completed within four weeks
"This acquisition provides increased revenues for our higher gross margin IC business, which includes our wholly-owned subsidiaries, IXYS IC Division and Zilog, a pioneer supplier of microcontrollers," said Dr. Nathan Zommer, Chairman and CEO of IXYS, which is headquartered in Biel, Switzerland and Milpitas, California. "We plan to gain market share for our MCU and IC products, and expand our customer base in industrial, medical and consumer applications. The 4-/8-bit products fit with our mixed signal ICs and our power semiconductors, whereby we will be able to offer our customers complete solutions for power management -- from the digital control analog driver ICs to higher power devices.
Furthermore, with this agreement we expand our foundry relationship with Samsung. We have been strategic partners with Samsung Electronics for more than 25 years, and are looking forward to expanding this business affiliation. Given that some of these MCUs were based originally on Zilogs legendary cores, we expect a seamless transition for the customer base and a quick integration within our Zilog MCU lines, said Zommer.
"We have executed a management decision based on the focus on mobile solutions that we are taking in our semiconductor business," said Dr. Ben Suh, Senior Vice President of Samsung Electronics System LSI Strategic Planning team. We are confident that IXYS will embrace the microcontroller initiatives started by Samsung and continue to generate new products into this important market.
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