3 February 2023
MACOM to acquire OMMIC for €38.5m
MACOM Technology Solutions Inc of Lowell, MA, USA (which designs and makes RF, microwave, analog and mixed-signal and optical semiconductor technologies) has entered into a definitive agreement through one of its French subsidiaries to acquire the assets and operations of semiconductor manufacturer OMMIC SAS of Limeil-Brévannes, near Paris, France, which has expertise in wafer fabrication, epitaxial growth and monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMICs) processing and design.
OMMIC has a 40+ year heritage in material science, semiconductor wafer processing and MMIC design. Its gallium arsenide (GaAs) and gallium nitride (GaN) compound semiconductor manufacturing capabilities include multiple European Space Agency (ESA)-qualified semiconductor processes and products. OMMIC currently operates a 3-inch wafer production line and has recently installed, but is not currently utilizing, a 6-inch line.
MACOM reckons that OMMIC’s portfolio of high-frequency MMIC products and its design capability will enable it to better address microwave applications in the telecoms, industrial and aerospace & defense markets.
“We are excited to acquire a new engineering and manufacturing facility located in France,” says president & CEO Stephen G. Daly. “The acquisition of OMMIC is expected to enable us to further increase our focus on the European markets, expand our wafer production capability and extend our product offerings to higher millimeter-wave frequencies, which are all in line with our long-term strategy,” he adds. “Combining OMMIC’s technology and manufacturing capability with MACOM’s scale and market presence will be a driver of long-term growth and profitability.”
The purchase price of about €38.5m will be funded with cash-on-hand and includes real estate and all associated facilities. The transaction is expected to close during MACOM’s fiscal second-quarter 2023 and is subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.