Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC) announced Thursday it had acquired privately-held SiLutia of Fort Collins, Colo., a digital and mixed-signal company focused on high-speed, low-power I/O and transceiver designs for broadband communications. Terms of the acquisition were not released.
AMCC, San Diego, said it plans to turn the one-year-old Colorado company into a product development center for mixed-signal devices and cores used in products serving physical layer (PHY), framer, and switch fabric applications. The acquisition is part of AMCC's strategy to expand its integration and serial backplane technologies.
SiLutia's design capabilities will also be used to integrate functions into network processors from MMC Networks Inc. AMCC is acquiring MMC Networks of Sunnyvale, Calif., for about $4.5 billion in stocks.
"This acquisition reflects our strategy of providing leading-edge digital and mixed-signal solutions to the optical networking communications markets, as we enhance our product development capability and pursue additional integration paths," said Greg Winner, vice president of engineering AMCC. "The fusion of SiLutia and AMCC will extend our future PHY, framer, network processor and switch fabric design, and will further enhance our ability to provide total system solutions to our customers."
The acquisition of SiLutia will bring AMCC's employment to over 630 people worldwide. The company said the transaction will be accounted for as a purchase and reflected in its results for the current quarter, ending Sept. 30.