MaxLinear to acquire Exar

Posted 30 March 2017

MaxLinear will acquire rival analog chip maker Exar Corp. for about $700 million in cash, the companies said Wednesday.

The acquisition significantly furthers MaxLinear’s strategic goals of increasing revenue scale, diversifying revenues by end customers and addressable markets, and expanding its analog and mixed-signal footprint on existing tier-1 customer platforms. Exar adds a diverse portfolio of high performance analog and mixed-signal products constituting power management and interface technologies that are ubiquitous functions in wireless and wireline communications infrastructure, broadband access, industrial, enterprise networking, and automotive platforms.

“Exar’s expertise in power management and interface technologies, along with an extensive distribution platform, should enable us to accelerate our growth, capitalize on cross-selling opportunities and better serve our customers,” said Kishore Seendripu, MaxLinear CEO, in a statement.



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