Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH; Malvern, PA), one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components, announced it will acquire Capella Microsystems (Taiwan) for approximately $205 million. Capella is a fabless IC design company specializing in optoelectronic products such as photodiodes and other optical electronic sensors.
“Capella will add crucial technological capabilities to our successful and growing opto business that we do not have in-house,” stated Gerald Paul, Vishay’s President and CEO. “It will considerably strengthen Vishay’s position in the fast growing market for optical sensors and significantly reduce our time to market for these products.”
Capella designs a broad line of high performance integrated circuits. Applications of Capella's products include telecommunications, mobile phones, Smartphone, handheld devices, digital cameras, laptops, desktop computers, LED backlighting, office automation equipment, household electrical appliance and automotive electronics. The Company's principal product categories include ambient light sensor, IrDA, optical encoder, PDIC, proximity sensor, color sensor and UV sensor.