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About VLSI Technology

: VLSI Technology, Inc., was a company which designed and manufactured custom and semi-custom ICs. The company was based in Silicon Valley, with headquarters at 1109 McKay Drive in San Jose, California, US. VLSI's semiconductor business, both the ASIC business and the ASSP business grew to about $600M. There was a focus on wireless (not just GSM, VLSI had a CDMA license from Qualcomm too), digital video, PC graphics and an ASIC business that was diversified into many separate segments.

In 1999, Philips Semiconductors (now called NXP) made a hostile bid for VLSI Technology. Philips was a very bureaucratic company and struggled to bring processes to market quickly along with the required libraries. As the ASIC business got more and more consumer oriented, this became a big problem. VLSI's lifeblood was ASIC and they were much quicker at getting designs going in new process generations, so Philips figured that acquiring VLSI would shake up their internal processes and also give them a network of leading design centers (by then renamed technology centers). After some back and forth negotiation, eventually VLSI was acquired by Philips Semiconductors for just under a billion dollars and it ceased to be an independent company.

VLSI Technology Distributor
IBS Electronics is an electronic component distributor of interconnect, power and electromechanical products, capacitors, transistors, resistors, diodes, fuses, integrated circuits ICs, plus a diversity electronic, electrical, and electromechanical components and assemblies.

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