MediaTek Acquires Coresonic

MediaTek, a Hsinchu, Taiwan-based fabless semiconductor company, has agreed to acquire the Swedish company Coresonic, a digital signal processor (DSP) maker. Coresonic will become a wholly owned subsidiary of MediaTek in Europe. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed. Eight-year-old Coresonic had raised  at least $2 million from venture investors in 2010, including from SEB Venture Capital and Industrifonden.

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MediaTek Inc., a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, during a meeting of its board of directors today, approved the purchase and acquisition of the Swedish company Coresonic AB, a global leader of Digital Signal Processor (DSP) technology. Following the formalization of the acquisition, Coresonic AB will become another wholly owned subsidiary of MediaTek in Europe.

Coresonic AB, founded in Sweden, has rapidly established itself as a market leader with its breakthrough DSP architecture for wireless baseband. MediaTek will use Coresonic’s DSP technology to further improve the efficiency and flexibility of its expanding product lines, strengthening MediaTek’s position as a leading provider of wireless communication and digital multimedia IC solutions. Prior to the acquisition, MediaTek has been working closely with Coresonic AB.

Johan Lodenius, CEO of Coresonic, said “We have been very successful with expanding the use of our DSP architecture in wireless communications projects world-wide. This acquisition provides strong synergies for both companies as it enables us to increase the pace of introducing new leading wireless products through MediaTek’s global network.”

Following the announcement of the acquisition, Ching-Jiang Hsieh, President of MediaTek said, “As a leader in digital consumer and wireless chipsets, MediaTek offers a broad range of highly competitive products. With the acquisition of Coresonic, MediaTek will significantly enhance its wireless technologies and sharpen the competitive edge of its product solutions.”

About MediaTek Inc.

MediaTek Inc. is a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions. The company is a market leader and pioneer in cutting-edge SOC system solutions for wireless communications, high-definition TV, optical storage, and DVD and Blu-ray products. Founded in 1997 and listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange under the code “2454”, MediaTek is headquartered in Taiwan and has sales or research subsidiaries in Mainland China, Singapore, India, U.S., Japan, South Korea, Denmark, England and Dubai.