Analysis

TE Connectivity lines up deal to buy Silicon Microstructures

24th September 2019
Mick Elliott

Measurement Specialties, a subsidiary of TE Connectivity is set to acquire Silicon Microstructures from Elmos Semiconductor. The agreement is subject to customary closing conditions and the companies expect to close the transaction this calendar year.

The acquisition of Silicon Microstructures will expand TE’s global position in pressure sensing technology, particularly in medical, transportation, and industrial applications.

The proposed deal will bring together SMI’s micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) sensor technology design and manufacturing capabilities, with TE’s operational scale, customer base and existing sensors technologies into a more comprehensive global sensing solutions offering for customers.

“Silicon Microstructures’ MEMS pressure sensing design and manufacturing capability is utilised in various applications requiring miniature design and high-performance packaging,’ said John Mitchell, senior vice president and general manager of TE's Sensor Solutions business unit. “The MEMS low pressure sensing capability compliments TE’s pressure offering while strategically aligning to its market and application focus.”

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