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Altera acquires power chip firm Enpirion

Posted: 16 May 2013     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Power SoCs  communications  computing  power business unit 

FPGA company Altera Corp. has signed an agreement to buy Enpirion Inc., a privately-held analogue semiconductor firm which provides integrated power conversion products known as Power SoCs (power system-on-chip).

The acquisition deal is reportedly worth Rs.760.87 crore ($140 million).

“Power is increasingly a strategic choice for product differentiation in communications, computing and enterprise, and industrial applications,” said John Daane, president, CEO and chairman of Altera. “By adding a power group to Altera, we will bring even more value to system-level designs. Altera’s FPGA roadmap will be enhanced significantly with the addition of Enpirion’s power technologies.”

Enpirion's Founder & CEO Ashraf Lotfi will serve as an Altera Fellow and chief technologist for Altera’s newly formed power business unit.

“Joining Altera will enhance the Enpirion team’s ability to solve tough power challenges,” said Lotfi. “Our leadership in high-efficiency power conversion solutions complements Altera’s leadership in FPGAs. Enpirion employees have built an innovative company, and we look forward to building upon this foundation with Altera.”





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