LONDON SMSC has acquired, for $3.4 million, design house Tallika Corporation, which has a team of approximately 50 designers located in Chennai, India and Phoenix, Arizona.
The company says the deal brings it a broad set of capabilities, including SoC and software development.
The Tallika and SMSC teams are no strangers, having previously worked together on various projects including transceiver development, chip design and pre-silicon verification.
"Tallika will play a significant role in accelerating our product roadmaps and brings a breadth of expertise in a mix of engineering disciplines including hardware, software, systems, digital design and verification/validation," commented Christine King, President and Chief Executive Officer of SMSC."
Hemi Bhatnagar, President and CEO of Tallika Corporation added: "Coupling our portfolio of connectivity IP and design expertise with SMSC's broad array of applications knowledge in the consumer, PC and automotive industries is a natural fit."
Last month, chip vendor SMSC (Hauppauge, N.Y.) said it plans to outsource some of its production test operations to Asian suppliers. The affected operations are currently handled in New York State.