M&A Deal Summary

Measurement Specialties Acquires AMP - Sensors Division

On August 20, 1998, Measurement Specialties acquired semiconductors company AMP - Sensors Division from AMP for 4M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Measurement Specialties’ 1st transaction in the Semiconductors sector.
  • This is Measurement Specialties’ 21st largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Measurement Specialties’ 1st transaction in the United States.
  • This is Measurement Specialties’ 1st transaction in Pennsylvania.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 1998-08-20
Target AMP - Sensors Division
Sector Semiconductors
Buyer(s) Measurement Specialties
Sellers(s) AMP
Deal Type Divestiture
Deal Value 4M USD

Target

AMP - Sensors Division

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
AMP's Sensors Division is a producer of piezoelectric polymer sensors for industrial, consumer products, instrumentation, military, aerospace, and medical uses. Piezo film converts dynamic strain into an electrical signal, and vice versa. Easily customized, Piezo film can be used to form a very wide range of sensor configurations including, among others, accelerometers, contact microphones, vibration sensors, musical instrument pick-ups and high frequency ultrasonic transducers.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Measurement Specialties

Hampton, Virginia, United States

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Category Company
Founded 1981
Sector Test/Measurement Equipment
Employees3,721
Revenue 412M USD (2013)
DESCRIPTION

Measurement Specialties, Inc. designs and manufactures sensors and sensor-based systems to measure precise ranges of physical characteristics such as measuring pressure, linear/rotary position, force, torque, piezoelectric polymer film sensors, custom microstructures, load cells, vibrations and acceleration, optical absorption, humidity, gas concentration, gas flow rate, temperature, fluid properties and fluid level.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 25
Sector (Semiconductors) 1 of 5
Type (Divestiture) 1 of 8
State (Pennsylvania) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 1 of 14
Year (1998) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 21 of 24
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2000-02-14 IC Sensors

Milpitas, California, United States

IC Sensors, Inc. is a designer, manufactures, and markets micromachined silicon pressure sensors, accelerometers, and microstructures. IC Sensors is a pioneer in microsensor technology, IC Sensors serves industrial, medical, and aerospace customers.

Buy $12M

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

AMP

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States

Category Company
Sector Electrical Equipment
Employees48,535
DESCRIPTION

AMP, Inc. is an electronics connector and interconnection systems manufacturer. AMP manufactures electrical, electronic, fiber optic and wireless interconnection devices and systems.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 1
Sector (Semiconductors) 1 of 1
Type (Divestiture) 1 of 1
State (Pennsylvania) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 1 of 1
Year (1998) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1