Synergy was a leading provider of mixed-signal and digital integrated circuits for the communications, high performance computing and ATE industries. Synergy Semiconductor manufactured LDO & switching regulators, PCMCIA switches, USB power control, logic ICs, USB power control, analog power.
Micrel Acquired Synergy Semiconductor in 1999. Micrel Semiconductor designs, manufacturers and markets high performance analog power ICs. It is a major supplier of linear devices in IttyBitty subminiature packages. Micrel’s products include low-dropout regulators (LDOs), USB and PCMCIA power controllers, switch mode power supply controllers (SMPS), operational amplifiers and comparators, charge pumps, voltage references, latched drivers and RF devices. Applications for Micrel products include notebook, desktop and palmtop computers, computer peripherals, cellular phones, process controls, telecommunications equipment, consumer electronics, electronic testers, industrial and medical instruments, factory automation and avionics.
May 7, 2015: Micrel agreed to be purchased for $14 a share by Microchip Technology. Micrel Inc., is a leading manufacturer of IC solutions for the worldwide high-performance analog and high-speed mixed signal, LAN and timing and communications solutions markets. The company’s products include high performance analog, power, advanced mixed-signal and radio frequency semiconductors; high speed communication, clock management, and LAN solutions including Ethernet switch and physical layer transceiver integrated circuits. These products address a wide range of rapidly growing end markets including cellular handsets, portable and enterprise computing, enterprise and home networking, wide area and metropolitan area networks and industrial equipment.