Marvell Acquires Avera Semi

May 21, 2019 Laura Dolan

Santa Clara, CA. Marvell purchased Avera Semiconductor in an effort to become a leading ASIC supplier for wired and wireless infrastructure. 

Avera’s advanced development abilities supplement Marvell’s standard and semi-custom product portfolio. Avera contributes design experience in analog and mixed-signal SoCs, as well as a strong IP portfolio that includes high-speed SerDes, high-performance embedded memory, and advanced packaging technology. Avera also pursues opportunities in next-generation cloud data centers, with various programs currently in development.  

“Our acquisition of Avera enables us to offer the complete spectrum of product architectures spanning standard, semi-custom to full ASIC solutions,” said Marvell’s president and CEO, Matt Murphy.  “With their highly experienced design team and Marvell’s leading technology platform, we will be better positioned to capitalize on our expanding opportunity in wired and wireless infrastructure, starting immediately in the fast growing 5G base station market. In addition, we are looking forward to furthering our successful partnership with GLOBALFOUNDRIES in the coming years and beyond.”    

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