Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Silicon Laboratories Acquires SpectraLinear for Timing Chips

Silicon Laboratories has acquired SpectraLinear, a start-up offering integrated timing chips, for approximately $40 million. SpectraLinear's family of low-power, highly programmable and small-footprint silicon clocking solutions is optimized for consumer electronics and embedded applications such as portable media players, residential gateways and digital cameras.

Silicon Labs offers timing solutions for the middle and high end of the timing market.

"By offering strong product synergies, tier one customer alignment and an immediate footprint in the timing subsystem of consumer devices, this acquisition further establishes Silicon Labs as a one-stop timing solution provider," said Mark Downing, vice president of strategy and business development.

SpectraLinear is based in Santa Clara, California, with design centers in Bangalore, India, and Istanbul, Turkey.http://news.silabs.com