Microsemi Acquires VT Silicon

September 19, 2010 by Jeff Shepard

Microsemi Corp. announced that it has acquired all of the assets of VT Silicon. VT Silicon, located in Atlanta, Georgia, designs and manufactures multi-band radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) solutions for the mobile wireless broadband market. VT Silicon’s products leverage linearization and efficiency-enhancement technologies to enable highly efficient, low-cost and small-footprint intelligent Front-End RFIC solutions.

"We are pleased to extend our industry leading RF product offering to next generation WLAN and WiMax markets with the acquisition of VT Silicon," said James J. Peterson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Microsemi Corporation. "As the first supplier in the world to develop a monolithic front end RFIC in Silicon Germanium (SiGe), VT’s technology caliber is designed to enable Microsemi to deliver innovative, highly-integrated front-end modules to our customers. The acquisition of VT Silicon extends Microsemi’s technology leadership in the RF business and reflects our continuing commitment to this important market."