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Hittite Microwave Corporation announced it has acquired Arctic Silicon Devices, a developer of advanced mixed-signal integrated circuit (IC) technology, located in Trondheim, Norway. The acquisition price was approximately $12.0 million in cash and equity.

The acquisition provides Hittite with new IC design and integration capability and a state-of-the-art product line of analog-to-digital converters (ADCs). Arctic Silicon Devices has successfully designed and launched innovative, multifunction low power ADC products which target high performance applications, including test and measurement systems and communication infrastructure. The employees of Arctic Silicon Devices will continue to work at their existing facility.

Arctic Silicon Devices is a private fabless semiconductor company based in Trondheim, Norway previously owned by the employees, Incitia Ventures and ProVenture. Arctic Silicon Devices aims to be a preferred partner for leading companies within high performance applications providing state-of-the-art Front End ICs like Data Converter Standard Products or Application Specific Standard Products based on data converter cores. The ASD products include ultra low power dissipation, ease of use, and cost efficiency, while maintaining state-of-the-art performance.

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