Military Embedded Systems

MACOM completes acquisition of Applied Micro


February 01, 2017

Lisa Daigle

Assistant Managing Editor

Military Embedded Systems

LOWELL, Mass. MACOM Technology Solutions has announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Applied Micro Circuits, a manufacturer of connectivity chips for cloud data centers. The deal was previously valued at $770 million.

In a statement, John Croteau, MACOM’s president and chief executive officer, said that the transaction will position MACOM to provide users with up-to-date semiconductor content for optical networks. Croteau also mentioned that MACOM will pursue the immediate divestment of Applied Micro's compute business, which includes server-on-a-chip processors.

MACOM's other semiconductor products are used in the optical, wireless, and satellite-network arenas.




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