Teledyne Dalsa acquires CMOS chip developer

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Teledyne Dalsa has acquired Axiom IC, a fabless semiconductor company that develops high-performance CMOS mixed-signal integrated circuits. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Located in Enschede, the Netherlands, Axiom IC was founded in 2007 and is a spin-off from the University of Twente. Axiom IC's customers include companies involved in building space systems, wireless communications, automotive and medical technologies. Axiom has developed high-speed, high-resolution analogue-to-digital converters and advanced audio signal processing chips.

‘The acquisition of Axiom adds an innovative team of skilled engineers to Teledyne,’ said Robert Mehrabian, chairman, president and CEO of Teledyne Technologies, the parent company of Teledyne Dalsa. ‘While continuing to serve external customers, Axiom will provide additional resources to benefit both our digital imaging and electronic test and measurement instrumentation businesses.’

‘The Axiom team will further enhance our ability to bring to our customers innovative and highly differentiated CMOS-based image sensor and camera products,' said Brian Doody, chief executive officer of Teledyne Dalsa. ‘Axiom's unique mixed-signal design expertise and experience represent a valuable strengthening of our design capabilities across the company, complementing our existing expertise in CMOS image sensor design, high voltage driver chips for MEMS, and embedded software development.’

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