INVECAS Acquires Lattice’s HDMI Design Team and Simplay Labs Subsidiary
SANTA CLARA, CA, July 31, 2017 – INVECAS, Inc., a leading provider of silicon proven IP Solutions and ASIC Design Solutions optimized for Advanced Process Technologies, Embedded Software and System-level Solutions headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement, pursuant to which INVECAS will acquire Lattice Semiconductor Corporation’s (NASDAQ: LSCC) HDMI design team and Simplay Labs subsidiary, which oversees standards compliance and interoperability testing solutions.
This transaction will include the transfer of approximately 150 research and development (R&D) staff, labs and other assets from Lattice’s operations in San Jose, CA, Hillsboro, OR, Hyderabad, India, as well as Shanghai and Shenzhen, China.
The transaction has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies and is expected to close in August 2017.
Darin G. Billerbeck, Lattice Semiconductor’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “This strategic transaction is good for Lattice, INVECAS, and the HDMI ecosystem. It not only helps us to support our existing HDMI ASSP business, but also fosters a collaboration between the companies to speed the development and adoption of both existing and new HDMI standards. We are confident that INVECAS will continue to pioneer HDMI by providing world class IP and solutions. Lattice customers should feel confident discussing any HDMI 2.1 IP opportunities directly with INVECAS.”
Dasaradha Gude, Chief Executive Officer of INVECAS, added, “We are excited to acquire Lattice’s world-class HDMI development team and R&D labs (from its Silicon Image acquisition) and Simplay Labs. Lattice has successfully established numerous global connectivity technology standards, built a highly valued intellectual property portfolio, delivered industry leading, feature-rich ASSPs, as well as provided trusted testing and compliance solutions to the consumer electronics industry.”
Gude continued, “This transaction will be a tremendous addition to our technical capabilities as well as to our IP, advanced SERDES and product portfolios. We are fully committed to continue investing in the Lattice team’s strong track record of helping to establish industry standards and new technologies, and driving them to market. This transaction will enable us to broadly influence our customers’ Standards Connectivity roadmaps and will provide better insight into their product development. We share the team’s commitment to building upon its proven success of standards creation and the development of new connectivity innovations.”
INVECAS is a leading provider of silicon proven IP Solutions and ASIC Design Solutions optimized for Advanced Process Technologies as well as Embedded Software and System-level Solutions. Our expertise in ASIC & Design Solutions, Embedded Software & System-level Solutions, make us a one-stop-destination for EDMs working on diverse market segments, which include IoT, Automotive, Bio-medical, Hand-held Devices and Compute, among others. INVECAS also offers a wide array of in-house solutions such as Validation, Package Design, Verification, Prototyping and Embedded Software, to name a few. For more information, visit http://www.invecas.com
Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC) provides smart connectivity solutions powered by our low power FPGA, video ASSP, 60 GHz millimeter wave, and IP products to the consumer, communications, industrial, computing, and automotive markets worldwide. Our unwavering commitment to our customers enables them to accelerate their innovation, creating an ever better and more connected world.