Microchip Technology completes acquisition of Micrel

Microchip Technology Incorporated, a provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, and Micrel, Incorporated today announced that Microchip has completed its previously announced acquisition of Micrel.  Shareholders of Micrel overwhelmingly approved the merger with 98.95 percent of the Micrel shares that voted in favor of the merger.  As a result of the completion of the transaction, trading in Micrel common stock on the NASDAQ Stock Market will cease today.

“We are very pleased to have completed our acquisition of Micrel,” said Steve Sanghi, President and CEO.  “I welcome the Micrel employees into the Microchip family and look forward to building a combined organization that will bring the capabilities of both organizations to bear in the marketplace.”

Under the terms of the merger agreement, Micrel shareholders were able to elect to receive the $14.00 per share purchase price in either cash or shares of Microchip common stock.  Based on the results of the shareholder elections, Microchip will pay an aggregate of approximately $430 million in cash and issue an aggregate of 8,626,795 shares of its common stock to Micrel shareholders.  The number of shares of Microchip common stock that a Micrel shareholder will receive is based on a conversion ratio of $14.00divided by the average of the Microchip closing stock price for the ten most recent trading days ending on the second to last trading day prior to August 3, 2015, which is $42.888 per share.

Microchip Technology Inc. is a provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide.


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  1. Michael Clayton

    The Micrel and Microsoft websites will help in the transition for many stakeholders.
    And Ray Zinn’s employees are in good hands with Steve Sanghi based on many years of talking to Microchip employees. (I have no business relations, past or present with either company, but spent 30 years with Motorola who competed with them).
    Both men were founders and great leaders in an often chaotic industry that has both annual and business cycles that challenge even the best of leaders.
    These consolidations are often badly managed but I am convinced this case will prove to be a win for all stakeholders long term as the combined company will offer broader package of solutions to their combined customer base. Congratulations.

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