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MediaTek announces $85 million acquisition of Intel’s power management chip business

MediaTek announced that it will acquire Intel’s Enpirion power management chip product line related assets through its subsidiary Richtek. The total transaction amount is estimated to be approximately US$85 million. The transaction completion date is tentatively scheduled in the fourth quarter. And the actual date will be determined after the relevant legal procedures are completed.

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MediaTek pointed out that after the completion of the merger, it will expand the company’s product line and provide integrated high-frequency and high-efficiency power solutions for FPGA, SoC, CPU, and ASIC, aiming at enterprise-level system applications to help expand the scale of operations and improve business performance and competitiveness.

Intel’s official website shows that Intel Enpirion power management module is a DC-to-DC step-down conversion product. It is a higher-end solution on the market that can integrate components required for power management to meet FPGA, ASIC, CPU, and other semiconductor power requirements.

Power management chip is usually used in devices with battery as power supply, which is responsible for power conversion, distribution, detection, and other power management in the electronic equipment system. It is mainly used to convert source voltage and current into power supply that can be used by loads such as microprocessors and sensors.

MediaTek has been actively developing its ASIC business recently and has also obtained an order from Google to integrate the Intel Enpirion product line, which can provide a more complete solution for its layout in the server market, and expand more solutions by integrating existing 5G chips.

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David Tian

David is the editor @ MyFixGuide. He loves technology, especially good at laptops and mobile phones. In his free time, he loves to take apart the latest mobile phones and laptops.

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