ON Semiconductor Corporation has recently completed the acquisition of privately-held PulseCore Holdings (Cayman) Inc. in an all cash transaction for initial consideration of approximately $17 million. PulseCore’s previous owners and other stakeholders also have the ability to receive additional earn-out proceeds if, among other things, PulseCore is able to meet certain revenue and gross margin objectives in 2010 and 2011.
The acquisition of PulseCore expands ON Semiconductor’s high gross margin clock and circuit protection offerings for the consumer, wireless and computing end-market customers. PulseCore’s capabilities in standard and custom high-speed and low power analog and mixed signal solutions for EMI (electromagnetic interference) reduction also enhance ON Semiconductor’s overall EMI filtering and circuit protection portfolios. In addition, PulseCore’s strong design capabilities and history in India represents ON Semiconductor’s first foray into design activity in that country.