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Altera buys power tech provider Enpirion

16 May 2013

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Altera Corp. has entered a definite merger agreement to buy power technology provider Enpirion Inc. Altera sees the integration of Enpirion's PowerSoCs with its FPGAs will enable Altera to develop advanced power solutions and offer customers a richer product portfolio.

"Power is increasingly a strategic choice for product differentiation in communications, computing and enterprise, and industrial applications," said John Daane, president, CEO, and chairman of Altera. "By adding a power group to Altera, we will bring even more value to system-level designs. Altera's FPGA roadmap will be enhanced significantly with the addition of Enpirion's power technologies."

Enpirion's key enabling power technologies—high-frequency switching, magnetics and packaging—are engineered into complete power system-on-chip products. The company's portfolio of DC-DC converter PowerSoCs with integrated inductors enable the industry's smallest solution footprints and are recognised for their high efficiency, low noise, exceptional thermal performance, high reliability and ease-of-use. Unlike discrete power products, Enpirion's turnkey solutions give designers complete power systems that are fully simulated, characterized, validated and production qualified.

Ashraf Lotfi, founder and CEO of Enpirion, will serve as an Altera Fellow and chief technologist for Altera's newly formed Power business unit.

"Joining Altera will enhance the Enpirion team's ability to solve tough power challenges," said Lotfi. "Our leadership in high-efficiency power conversion solutions complements Altera's leadership in FPGAs. Enpirion employees have built an innovative company, and we look forward to building upon this foundation with Altera."




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