These figures only include two months of Fujitsu business, however.
Had they assumed three months' worth of Fujitsu business, "those numbers would have been in the $130 million to $135 million range," Furr added.
As for Spansion's end markets, the company now has a stronger presence in automotive (from the MCUs used by Japanese carmakers). The company also expects to grow in the industrial market, with high hopes for the Internet of Things.
Note: * Presents percentage of revenue as if the acquisition had occurred at the beginning of Q2, instead of August 1. (Source: Spansion)
Spansion actually believes that it now has the upper hand in the industrial market, as it arms itself with high-density embedded flash integrated with multiple ARM cores. The company is also hopeful that its dedicated analog and logic blocks will enable connected SoC solutions for industrial, energy harvesting, and medical applications as well.
A case in point is the first line of Spansion’s low power MCU products, called FM0+, announced last week. Spansion already has more than 700 products under the Spansion FM family.
They include: the universal Spansion FM3 family (based on Cortex-M3 standard core), and high-performance Cortex-M4-based Spansion FM4 family (integrated with DSP and FPU functions). Both families are in mass production,
The Spansion FM0+ Family, now sampling, is based on the ARM Cortex-M0+ core, optimized for low power and high efficiency. With only 70uA/MHz, Spansion positions this family for a whole range of industrial applications that require low-power consumption at cost-effective prices.
The bottom line for Fuse and some 1,100 people, including 850 engineers, who moved from Fujitsu Semiconductor to Spansion, is that there is life after Fujitsu -- a life that starting to appear fairly promising.
For them, the acquisition deal is a reminder that their "value chain" is not limited to Japan, and that they can now work under business management who can execute "global and speedy decision-making," Fuse explained.
— Junko Yoshida, Chief International Correspondent, EE Times