- UK Company Acquires Atmel Grenoble
A supplier of electronic tube and sensor components and subsystems, e2v technologies plc of Chelmsford, UK, has acquired Atmel Grenoble SAS of Saint-Egrève, France, for $140 million. The former subsidiary of Atmel Corp., of San Jose, Calif., will now operate as e2v semiconductors SAS. Its products, including image sensors and aerospace-qualified microprocessors, are included in the sale. However, Atmel will retain rights to its patented finger print scanning recognition technology.
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