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Microchip Technology to Acquire Micrel

May 8, 2015 – Microchip Technology will acquire Micrel for $14.00 per share. The acquisition price represents a total equity value of about $839 million, and a total enterprise value of about $744 million, after excluding Micrel’s cash and investments on its balance sheet of approximately $95 million.

“We are pleased to have Micrel become part of the Microchip team. Micrel’s portfolio of Linear and Power Management products, LAN solutions and Timing and Communications products, as well as their strong position in the Industrial, Automotive and Communications markets, complement many of Microchip’s initiatives in these areas. We believe that combining Micrel’s business with Microchip’s business will enable significant synergies and cross selling opportunities,” said Steve Sanghi, President and CEO of Microchip Technology. “Ray Zinn founded Micrel and has led the company for the last 37 years. I want to thank Ray for his vision in guiding Micrel from a start-up to almost a quarter billion dollars in annual sales,” added Mr. Sanghi.

“We are excited to join Microchip Technology, a premier company in the semiconductor industry. Microchip has demonstrated consistent profitability, technology leadership and growth in its core businesses. We believe that this acquisition provides the best vehicle for us to realize significant value for Micrel’s shareholders and is a fantastic outcome for our employees and customers, as well as the opportunity to scale up to the much stronger sales and manufacturing platforms of Microchip,” said Ray Zinn, President and CEO of Micrel.

About Microchip Technology

Microchip Technology is a provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality.

About Micrel

Micrel is a manufacturer of IC solutions for the worldwide analog, Ethernet and high-bandwidth markets. Micrel's products include advanced mixed-signal, analog and power semiconductors, high-performance communication, clock management, MEMS-based clock oscillators and crystal-less clock generators, Ethernet switch and physical layer transceiver ICs. Micrel’s customers include leading manufacturers of enterprise, consumer, industrial, mobile, telecommunications, automotive, and computer products. 

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