Fairchild Semiconductor completes purchase of data-conversion business

APRIL 1--Fairchild Semiconductor International (South Portland, ME; www.fairchildsemi.com) has completed the acquisition of Toko Inc.'s data-conversion business and its design center, Signal Processing Technologies Inc. (Colorado Springs, CO), for an undisclosed amount.

APRIL 1--Fairchild Semiconductor International (South Portland, ME; www.fairchildsemi.com) has completed the acquisition of Toko Inc.'s data-conversion business and its design center, Signal Processing Technologies Inc. (SPT; Colorado Springs, CO), for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition adds to Fairchild's growing analog and mixed-signal product offering.

SPT designs analog-to-digital converters, digital-to-analog converters, and comparators for multimarket products that focus on the high end of the resolution/speed curve. Fairchild will combine the SPT technologies and Fairchild's manufacturing processes to cost-effectively produce these products for the emerging high-end consumer market.

Key product applications are in video /imaging for use in medical ultrasound, professional broadcast video, high-end consumer video and infrared imaging; communications, particularly in cellular base stations and infrastructure, data transmission over cellular infrastructure, wireless local loops, satellite communications and over wireless asynchronous transmission mode; and instrumentation, including lab equipment, radar, automated test equipment memory testers, and digital oscilloscopes.

SPT is a subsidiary of Toko Inc. With worldwide operations based in Japan, the Toko Group is a multinational manufacturer of electronic components, subassemblies, and systems.

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