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Skyworks buys outstanding shares of Advanced Analogic Technologies


The AATI shares were bought for $5.80 per share, paid to the seller in cash, without interest and subject to any required withholdings of taxes


RFMD says this device delivers industry- leading current consumption (170mA at rated power) and high-power performance (+23dBm) for Home Area Networking (HAN)/Smart Energy applications. The energy efficient RFFM6201 is pin-for-pin compatible with RFMD’s RF6555 and offers 5dB higher output power, enabling customers to increase power output and range without requiring changes in product layout.


Rohan Houlden, general manager of RFMD’s Wireless Connectivity business unit, said, “RFMD’s expanding FEM portfolio supports our customers’ rapid ZigBee product launches while reducing component count, size, cost, and power consumption. RFMD’s RFFM6201 ZigBee FEM is specifically optimised for Smart Energy applications, including smart meters, energy usage control, or ‘demand response,’ and HAN devices. Beyond Smart Energy, the RFFM6201 is also suited for industrial, wireless sensing, and control applications requiring low power, high performance and assured reliability.”


ZigBee Smart Energy is one of the world’s leading standard for home area networks (HAN) used by smart grid programs to boost energy management and efficiency in homes around the world.


Skyworks’ wholly-owned subsidiary, PowerCo Acquisition Corporation (“Offeror”) has successfully completed the tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of Advanced Analogic Technologies Incorporated (AATI).


The offering period expired at 12:00 midnight, Eastern Standard Time, on Monday, January 9, 2012.


BNY Mellon Shareowner Services, the depositary for the tender offer, has indicated that since the offering period ended, a total of 42,861,222 shares of AATI’s common stock had been validly tendered and not withdrawn pursuant to the tender offer during the offering period (including 5,096,232 shares delivered pursuant to the guaranteed delivery procedures).


Assuming all shares tendered pursuant to guaranteed delivery procedures are delivered, approximately 96.7% of all outstanding shares have been tendered (the percentage is 85.2% if guaranteed delivery shares are not taken into account).


To complete the acquisition of 100% of the common stock of AATI, Skyworks will effect, without prior notice to, or any action by any other AATI stockholder, a short-form merger in which Offeror will merge with and into AATI, with AATI surviving the merger and continuing as a wholly owned subsidiary of Skyworks.


To that end, Offeror has notified AATI of its intent to exercise its option under the merger


126 www.compoundsemiconductor.net January / February 2012


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