Exar Corp.

48720 Kato Road,
Fremont, California 94538
United States,
(510) 668-7000
www.exar.com

Exar Corp. is a designer, developer and marketer of high-performance integrated circuits and system solutions for the Communications, High-End Consumer, Industrial & Embedded Systems, and Networking & Storage markets. Exar's broad product portfolio includes analog, display, LED lighting, mixed-signal, power management, connectivity, data management, and video processing solutions.

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Year ≤ '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 5 1 2 - - - 8
vol $10M $29M $224M $263M
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - - 1 - 1
vol $136M $136M
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Largest Integrated Memory Logic Ltd.
$224M (2014-09-16)
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Largest Integrated Memory Logic Ltd.
$136M (2016-06-02)

Exar was acquired by MaxLinear on March 29, 2017.

Exar has acquired 10 companies of its own, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Exar’s largest acquisition to date was in 2014, when it acquired Integrated Memory Logic for $224M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2016, when it sold Integrated Memory Logic to Beijing E-Town Chipone Technology for $136M. Exar has acquired in 2 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include semiconductors (75%) and technology hardware (25%).

When analyzing the semiconductors sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 85 semiconductors companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 6 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 1 has acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic semiconductors acquirer over the past 3 years is Analog Devices, with 5 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the semiconductors sector over the past 3 years is Arlington Capital Partners with 1 platform acquisition.

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