Centellax makes high-speed analog and wireless semiconductor products for optical-networking and Ethernet devices. Centellax co-founder Julio Perdomo said the acquisition will put Centellax in a better position to compete for larger customers in the fast-growing, high-speed telecommunications market.
“I’m very happy to see that we have found a good home for the company,” Perdomo said. “The opportunities for growth and success are bigger than ever.”
Perdomo said he expects Centellax will not only remain in Santa Rosa, but will also continue to grow, landing larger customers as a result of becoming part of a larger company. The Santa Rosa company currently has 65 employees, he said.
The acquisition will expand Microsemi’s line of products and give it access to technology that will benefit customers, the company said in a statement.
“The high-speed design and packaging capabilities of Centellax are at the very edge,” James Peterson, Microsemi’s chairman and CEO, said in a statement. “We welcome this talented Centellax team to Microsemi and we look forward to incorporating its leading-edge designs into our ever expanding communications product portfolio, ensuring our customers continue to rely upon us as their total solutions provider.”
The transaction is not expected to have a material effect on Microsemi’s revenues or expenses.
Centellax was founded in 2001 by Perdomo, a former Agilent Technologies engineer, and three friends. Agilent acquired the test-equipment division of Centellax in 2012, but the privately held company retained its component business, which is headquartered near the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport.
Based in Aliso Viejo, Microsemi manufactures an array of products for communications, defense, aerospace and industrial markets. The company, which employs 3,400 workers around the globe, makes integrated circuits, power management products, timing and synchronization devices, voice processing devices, wireless and security products. It reported $292.3 million in sales for the quarter ending June 29.