TI buys Irish power specialist

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Texas Instruments has acquired Ireland based Commergy Technologies, a power supply reference design provider specialising in energy efficient and compact architectures.

The acquisition is said by TI to allow it to broaden its focus on improving energy efficiency in end equipment designs, especially in the areas of ac adapters and high power density computing and server systems. “Adding Commergy’s products and expertise in power conversion technology gives us a tremendous advantage when solving our customers’ complex energy requirements and critical power design challenges,” said Art George, senior vice president for TI’s High Performance Analog division. “New acquisitions such as this continue to enhance our portfolio of analogue products that allow our customers to quickly adapt to the ever changing computing and communications markets.” Dr George Young, Commergy’s chief executive and chief technology officer, noted: “Combining our talent, technology and products with TI’s manufacturing capabilities and power management business will give equipment designers quicker access to products that solve any energy management issue.” Commergy has expertise in several design areas, such as planar magnetics, power factor correction, power topology design, thermal management, EMC design and high power density design.