Oxford Semiconductor is a global leader in connectivity
technology and provides a broad portfolio of products enabling electronic
devices to exchange or back-up data and share resources. The company's high
performance connectivity solutions are an essential ingredient in a diverse
range of highly differentiated end products, from external data storage and
mobile phones to printers and point-of-sale equipment. Oxford's market leading
product portfolio includes: Direct-attached (FireWire /
controllers. Serial communication bridges for PCI, miniPCI, Compact
Flash and PC Cards. USB
host, peripheral and On-The-Go controllers. Network connectivity controllers.
Founded in 1992, Oxford Semiconductor is a privately held fabless company
headquartered in Milpitas, California. It operates design centers and regional
offices worldwide. For more information visit http://www.oxsemi.com.
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- editor's note:- in December 2008 -
PLX Technology announced
a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of capital
stock of Oxford Semiconductor, Inc.
Established in 1992, Oxford
Semiconductor has been providing reliable, high-performance silicon and software
solutions to interconnect digital systems, including PCIe, USB, FireWire,
Ethernet, SATA and eSATA. Oxford's unaudited revenues for the first 9 months of
2008 were $29 million.
Oxford's corporate headquarters are located in
Milpitas, California, with most of its employees based in Oxford's design center
in Abingdon, United Kingdom.
In October 2011
OCZ agreed to acquire
the UK Design
Team (approximately 40 engineers located in Abingdon) and certain assets
from PLX Technology which
will enable OCZ to accelerate the development of its next generation of fast
SSDs - while also reducing development costs. I learned later that this core
technology group was based on PLX's acquisition of