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上网时间: 2014年05月23日? 作者:Ismini Scouras? 我来评论 【字号: ? ?小】

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Microchip Buys Taiwan’s ISSC Tech

Inhouse Bluetooth expertise advances IoT strategy

Ismini Scouras

BROOKLYN, NY — Microchip Technology Inc. made a move to make its first major overseas acquisition with a $328.5 million deal to acquire Taiwanese fabless chip company ISSC Technologies Corp., which sells Bluetooth chips aimed at the growing IoT sector.

Microchip's motivation behind the purchase stems from its need to add proprietary low-power Bluetooth products to its product portfolio. Microchip already has an arsenal of chip products tailored for the embedded market, including microcontrollers, analog chips, Flash-IP, as well as WiFi and Bluetooth modules. However, Microchip's Bluetooth modules employ chips made by other companies. By gaining ISSC's wireless expertise in providing Bluetooth solutions, Microchip believes it has leverage to be a major chip player in the IoT market.

"This acquisition provides us with our own standalone Bluetooth chips as well as enables significant cost-reduction of our Bluetooth solutions," said Ganesh Moorthy, chief operating officer of Microchip, in a conference call with analysts following the announcement of the deal. "This enhances our value proposition to be a complete supplier for the Internet of Things market."

ISSC makes Bluetooth chips designed into a variety of wireless audio applications, including headset and speakers. Although wireless audio has been its main focus, ISSC's Bluetooth products are getting designed into a growing number of embedded applications, including healthcare, sports and fitness, mobile point-of-sale (POS), and home appliances. However, it doesn't have a presence in automotive, which is a key market for Microchip. In addition, the majority of its customers are located in Taiwan, China, and Japan, Moorthy said.

"As Bluetooth becomes a ubiquitous standard in many applications, helped along by the growth of smartphones and tablets that are Bluetooth-enabled, the embedded market has become a fast-growing market for ISSC solutions," Moorthy said.

Microchip will also add Bluetooth software stacks to its already extensive library, which the company says provides the seamless communications and security protocols that are required for Internet connectivity.

ISSC has 27 proprietary products in portfolio, with 119 patents granted and 91 patents pending. It garnered revenue of approximately $69.2 million in 2013, and yielded gross and operating margins of 46.2% and 18.9%, respectively. It has $34.2 million in cash and investments on its balance sheet and no debt.

Microchip will gain 216 employees, mostly in Taiwan, as well as small teams in Shenzhen, China and Torrance, Calif. The deal is expected to close in the fourth calendar quarter of 2014.

Microchip has been on a buying spree. Last month, it completed its $394 million cash deal to acquire high-voltage analog and mixed-signal vendor Supertex Inc. In November 2013, it acquired Belgium-based EqcoLogic, a provider of equalizer and coaxial transceiver products for an undisclosed sum. Also last year, it bought Novocell, a supplier of antifuse-based embedded memory IP, for an undisclosed amount. In 2012, it acquired fabless ASSP provider Standard Microsystems Corp. (SMSC) for the $939 million, giving it a presence in two key vertical markets: wireless audio and computing.

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