Texas Instruments Acquires Commergy Technologies To Strengthen Power Management & Analog Business

May 12, 2008 by Jeff Shepard

Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) announced that it has acquired Commergy Technologies, Ltd., a power supply reference design provider that specializes in energy efficient and compact architectures. TI states that the acquisition will allow it to broaden its focus on improving energy efficiency in today’s end-equipment designs, especially in the areas of ac adapters and high-power-density computing and server systems.

Though declining to comment on the specific terms of the deal, a source inside TI stated that they are very excited about the positive impact the acquisition will have on TI’s power supply control line, due in large part to the technical expertise and customer relationships that have been developed at Commergy.

"Adding Commergy’s products and expertise in power conversion technology gives us a tremendous advantage when solving our customers’ complex energy requirements and critical power design challenges," said Art George, Senior Vice President for TI’s High Performance Analog division. "New acquisitions such as this continue to enhance our portfolio of analog products that allow our customers to quickly adapt to the ever-changing computing and communications markets."

Dr. George Young, Chief Executive and Technology Officer of Commergy, said, "Combining our talent, technology and products with TI’s manufacturing capabilities and power management business will give equipment designers quicker access to products that solve any energy management issue."

Commergy, based in Cork, Ireland, provides standard and customized reference designs for applications in the notebook, PC, server and communications markets. The company states that it develops extremely high-efficiency power supply solutions, such as those for notebook adapters, that meet and exceed the latest ENERGY STAR and Climate Savers Computing Initiative recommendations for PCs. Commergy has expertise in several design areas, such as planar magnetics, power factor correction (PFC), power topology design, thermal management, EMC design and high-power density design.