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Micrel acquires timing specialist Discera

Posted: 06 Sep 2013     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Micrel  Discera  silicon timing  MEMS  acquisition 

Micrel Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire the business of Discera Inc., a provider of silicon timing solutions, for an undisclosed amount.

According to Micrel, the acquisition complements the company's high-performance clock and timing products, as well as expands its MEMS (micro-electrical mechanical systems) capabilities.

Discera has been active in MEMS resonator development, creating a disruptive technology in the timing space. Discera's PureSilicon oscillators and Crystal-less clock generators provide a variety of benefits to timing customers, including system-wide cost effective solutions, enhanced ruggedness, space savings, and excellent stability over a wide temperature range.

"With this addition, along with our PhaseLink acquisition and our recently released ClockWorks Flex and Fusion products, Micrel plans to be a one-stop shop for our customers' high-performance clock and timing needs," noted Ray Zinn, Chairman and CEO, Micrel. "The acquisition of Discera substantially enhances Micrel's penetration into the timing market and provides a strong MEMS-based platform for further growth."

The transaction is expected to close in September of 2013.

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