MaxLinear to Acquire Physpeed

Carlsbad, Calif. – MaxLinear Inc. (NYSE: MXL), a leading provider of integrated radio frequency (RF) and mixed-signal integrated circuits for broadband communications applications, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Physpeed Co., Ltd., a privately held developer of high-speed physical layer interconnect products addressing enterprise and telecommunications infrastructure market applications. Headquartered in Camarillo, Calif.,…

Henkel to Acquire Bergquist

Düsseldorf – Henkel signed an agreement to acquire The Bergquist Company, a privately-held leading supplier of thermal-management solutions for the electronics industry worldwide. This transaction will provide Henkel Adhesive Technologies with a strong position in thermal-management solutions, in particular for use in automotive, consumer and industrial electronics as well as emerging applications in LED lighting.…

ZF to Acquire TRW Automotive

Friedrichshafen, Germany and Livonia, Mich. — * Combined Company With Pro Forma Sales of More Than EUR 30 Billion and 138,000 Employees * Complementary Portfolio of Acknowledged Products and Technologies Benefitting from Megatrends Such as Fuel Efficiency, Increased Safety Requirements and Autonomous Driving * Balanced Regional and Customer Portfolio in Both Volume and Premium Segments * All Cash…

3D Systems Buys Laser Reproductions

Rock Hill, S.C. — 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it has acquired Laser Reproductions, an expert provider of advanced manufacturing product development and engineering services, further extending its Quickparts operations in the United States. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Laser Reproductions brings to 3DS three decades of advanced…

Cavium to Acquire Xpliant

San Jose, Calif. – Cavium, Inc., (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, cloud, service provider wired and wireless networking, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Xpliant, Inc., a privately held company headquartered in San Jose, California.  Xpliant is a provider of high performance, high density…

Microsemi Acquires Mingoa

Aliso Viejo, Calif. — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced it has acquired Cork, Ireland-based Mingoa, a leading provider of semiconductor IP for hardware accelerated Ethernet OAM and embedded tests. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Mingoa, founded in 2009 as a…

Vishay to Acquire Capella Microsystems

Malvern, Pa. –Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., (NYSE: VSH), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components, today entered into an agreement to acquire Taiwan based Capella Microsystems Inc. (GreTai Securities Market: 3582) for approximately NT$6,051 million or US$205 million. Capella is a fabless IC design company specializing in optoelectronic products. “It…

Audience Acquires Sensor Platforms

Mountain View, Calif. – Audience, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADNC), today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Sensor Platforms, Inc. Sensor Platforms develops software and algorithms that interpret sensor data to enable broad context awareness on smartphones, wearables and other smart devices. Audience believes the combination of its Advanced Voice and Multisensory Processing with Sensor Platforms’ technology…

Mentor Graphics Bolsters Automotive Design with XSe Acquisition

Wilsonville, Ore. — Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the acquisition of XS Embedded GmbH (XSe), a technology leader in the creation of automotive system architectures and hardware reference platforms. XSe has over ten years of direct experience in the automotive electronics design industry across twenty automotive programs that combine hardware and software expertise. XSe brings a…