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Murata Acquires Power Semiconductor Supplier Artic Sand

20 March 2017

Murata’s Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation subsidiary has acquired Arctic Sand Technologies, Inc., a low-power semiconductor supplier based in Burlington, Mass.

Through this acquisition, Arctic Sand’s low-power semiconductors will be added to Murata’s existing product lineup in order to enhance and expand its power module business in not just the telecommunications market, but also the data communication and industrial electronic markets. The combined company will provide solutions with high integration and excellent conversion efficiency in a wide range of low-power fields. Demand for these technologies is expected to grow even further as electrical and electronic components become smaller and thinner.

“Bringing together Arctic Sand’s low-power semiconductor technologies and Murata’s technologies will allow us to lead the way in providing products that satisfy the needs of customers in growing markets where there is demand for small footprints, low profiles, and power savings,” Norio Nakajima, Murata’s executive vice president of its communication and sensor business unit, said in a statement.

CEO of Peregrine Semiconductor Jim Cable added, “With this acquisition, Peregrine and Murata gain Arctic Sand’s disruptive technology, strong IP portfolio and world-class team. With a vision to revolutionize the power electronics industry, we’re building the power integrated circuit (IC) ‘dream team’. We will now leverage Peregrine’s semiconductor expertise to accelerate the adoption of Arctic Sand’s technology and their ability to ship in volume, bringing us one step closer to dramatically smaller, lighter, faster and more efficient power solutions.”



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