STMicroelectronics acquires energy amplifier and RF front-end module specialist SOMOS Semiconductor Paris Inventory Trade: STM

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PR No. C2971C

STMicroelectronics acquires power amplifiers and
Specialist for RF front-end modules SOMOS Semiconductor

  • Semiconductor company Fabless specializes in silicon-based power amplifiers and products for RF front-end modules for the cellular IoT and 5G markets
  • ST strengthens its ability to develop and offer standalone and STM32-based connectivity solutions

Geneva, October 15, 2020 – STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a leading global semiconductor provider serving customers across the spectrum of electronic applications, today announced the acquisition and integration of the assets of SOMOS Semiconductor (“SOMOS”). SOMOS, based in Marly-le-Roy (France), is a fabless semiconductor company that was founded in 2018 and specializes in silicon-based power amplifiers and FEM (RF Front-End Modules) products.

With this acquisition, ST strengthens its specialists, IP and roadmaps of front-end modules for the IoT and 5G market. A first product – an NB-IoT / CAT-M1 module – is already being qualified and will be the introduction of a new roadmap for RF FEM connectivity products. The SOMOS technology and facilities will also support the development of ST’s existing roadmap for RF front-end modules for the 5G infrastructure market.

Consumers and industry expect more and better connectivity solutions. At ST, we strive to offer and enable solutions to meet these requirements and challenges. From this perspective, cellular IoT and 5G infrastructure technologies are crucial. With this acquisition, we reaffirm our commitment to play an important role at RF FEM for a vibrant IoT connectivity market and we strengthen our RF front-end roadmap for the 5G markets, ”said Claude Dardanne, President of Microcontrollers and Digital ICs Group. at STMicroelectronics. “With the recent acquisition of BeSpoon for UWB technology and Riot Micro for NB-IoT modems, ST now offers its customers complete connectivity solutions that leverage the market-leading STM32 solutions and ecosystem.”

The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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