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Analog Devices to acquire Hittite Microwave


Analog Devices Inc., providers of semiconductors for signal processing applications, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Hittite Microwave Corp., manufacturers of high performance ICs, modules, subsystems and instrumentation for RF, microwave and millimeter wave applications.

This agreement reflects a total enterprise value for Hittite of approximately $2-billion. ADI expects to fund the acquisition through a combination of cash on hand and short-term debt financing. The Boards of Directors of each company have approved the transaction, which is expected to close near the end of ADI’s third fiscal quarter of 2014, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

“Hittite’s strength in RF, microwave, and millimeter wave technology complements ADI’s RF and signal conversion expertise,” said Vincent Roche, ADI president and CEO. “Our combined capabilities will enable us to bring more complete solutions to our customers and address more of the industrial, communications infrastructure, and automotive markets.”

“We welcome the very talented Hittite team, as we together leverage our strong product portfolios and customer relationships to create greater value for all our stakeholders,” Roche adds.

Rick Hess, president and CEO of Hittite stated, “We are delighted to join forces with ADI, a premier company that shares Hittite’s passion for solving complex challenges for customers. I look forward to joining Analog Devices and I am confident our combined efforts will accelerate the course of innovation throughout cellular and microwave communications infrastructure, automotive, industrial instrumentation, aerospace and defense.”