Norwegian RF chip maker Nordic Semiconductor is to acquire US embedded memory IP supplier Mobile Semiconductor.
Mobile specialises in compilers for low-power static ram, rom and register file memory, and its sram is already used in Nordic’s nRF52 and nRF53 Series SoCs, and its nRF91 system-in-package devices.
“We are excited to bring on-board a team we know intimately from years of working together,” said Nordic CTO Svein-Egil Nielsen. “In terms of the technology, Mobile Semiconductor’s sram has been a key differentiator in our Bluetooth and cellular IoT product ranges. As such, when the opportunity to bring this critical expertise in-house arose, it was a no-brainer to proceed and make this acquisition.”
The acquisition is expected to close during Q3 2022, pending US government approval.
“We believe Mobile Semiconductor has grown as far as it can as a private company and now needs a company like Nordic Semiconductor to take our memory architectures to the next level,” said Mobile CEO Cameron Fisher. Nordic Semiconductor’s leadership in providing low power and low leakage devices is the perfect match for Mobile Semiconductor and this acquisition extends our technology’s reach.”
No further information is available at this time, Nordic told Electronics Weekly.
Nordic was established in 1983 and has over 1,300 employees worldwide. It is based in Oslo
Mobile was founded in 2006 by Cameron Fisher and is based in Seattle Washington