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ROHM Semiconductor acquires Powervation

By Business & Finance
23 July 2015
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ROHM, a global leader in analog power IC solutions, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Powervation for approximately $70m.

Powervation is a privately held digital power IC company that develops digital power management system-on-chip (SoC) solutions

The strategic combination of Powervation’s intelligent digital power platform with ROHM’s leading analog power technology and global market access will enable the company to address a broad range of fast growing market opportunities, as customers increasingly adopt digital power solutions to power next generation high-density systems and ICs such as processors, memory, FPGAs and ASICs.

Since its founding in Ireland in 2006, as a University of Limerick spin-out, Powervation has established itself as a leading innovator in digital power controllers serving high performance computing, cloud and communications infrastructure markets.

ROHM, a global leader in analog and power semiconductors, supplies a diversified global customer base in the consumer, automotive and industrial markets.

By acquiring Powervation, ROHM will gain leading-edge digital power technologies to strengthen its product offerings in the rapidly growing cloud, data-centre, and communications infrastructure markets. This acquisition will also enable ROHM to develop advanced digital power solutions for a broader range of markets and applications with Powervation’s flexible controller platform.

Powervation will become a fully owned subsidiary of ROHM, with principal design centre in Cork, Ireland and system application centres in San Jose, California and Asia which fuse expertise in power systems, digital control, silicon and embedded software.

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