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Microchip to boost touch screen R&D

Posted: 17 Oct 2008     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:touch screen controllers  touch screen interface  mTouch Sensing Solution 

Microchip Technology Inc., has acquired Hampshire Company Inc. Hampshire provides customers with high-quality universal touch screen controllers, along with application support and driver-interface software.

"Microchip intends to capitalise on Hampshire's leading technology to accelerate touch screen R&D for the next generation of touch screen controllers," said Steve Sanghi, Microchip's president and CEO.

"The combined capabilities of Hampshire and Microchip are expected to create unique opportunities in the growing touch screen market with the goal of creating a global standard for the touch screen interface," says Carl Bauman, president of the Hampshire Company.

The terms of the deal are confidential, and the deal is expected to be immediately accretive to Microchip's earnings.

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