SAN JOSE, Calif. -- National Semiconductor Corp. has acquired the technology of
GTronix Inc., a fabless chip maker specializing in programmable and adaptive
analog sensory processing technology.
GTronix (Fremont, Calif.) provides low power solutions for noise cancellation
in mobile applications such as wireless handsets and audio accessories. Terms of
the transaction are not being disclosed.
National recently reported sales of $398.5 million for the quarter ended May
30 and said it expects revenue to grow to about $414 million in the current
quarter, both significantly greater than consensus analyst expectations.
National said sales for its fiscal fourth quarter were up 10 percent compared
with the previous quarter and up 42 percent compared with the year-ago quarter.
The company posted a net income for the quarter of $79.2 million, or 33 cents
per diluted share, up from $53.2 million in the previous quarter and a loss of
$63.7 million in the year-ago quarter.
Consensus analyst expectations had called for National to report revenue for
the quarter of $384.2 million, according to Yahoo Finance.
Separately, National has unveiled its FPD-Link III family of automotive-grade
serializer and deserializer (SerDes) chipsets. The products are said to feature
the industryís first real-time, bidirectional control channel for driver-assist
video cameras. The FPD-Link III chipsets improve driver safety and response time
by delivering clock, data, and real-time I2C bidirectional control, continuously
over a single differential pair.
Available now, the DS90UB901Q serializer (32-pin LLP) and DS90UB902Q
deserializer (40-pin LLP) chips are priced at $5.61 each in 1,000-unit
And recently, National introduced the solar industryís first in-panel
SolarMagic chip set. Nationalís SM3320 is the first analog-intensive power
management chipset in a new category of in-panel electronics that improves power
output, reliability and cost-effectiveness of solar systems.