Micrel has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the business of Discera Inc. Discera is into MEMS resonator development. Discera sells PureSilicon oscillators and Crystal-less clock generators .
"Micrel's and Discera's technologies and products are well aligned from a strategic perspective, bringing more best-in-class products to broader markets and a worldwide customer base. With this addition, along with our PhaseLink acquisition and our recently released ClockWorks Flex and Fusion products, Micrel plans to be a one-stop shop for our customers' high-performance clock and timing needs," noted Ray Zinn, Chairman and CEO, Micrel. "The acquisition of Discera substantially enhances Micrel's penetration into the timing market and provides a strong MEMS-based platform for further growth. Micrel has been building MEMS devices for the past 15 years for our foundry customers. The addition of the Discera MEMS product line will greatly enhance Micrel's MEMS presence and capability. Furthermore, the Discera technical team gives Micrel the intellectual property and technical know-how to pursue not only MEMS-based timing devices but also other types of MEMS devices."