Profile: NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI.OQ)
5 Dec 2013
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NXP), incorporated on August 2, 2006, is a holding company. The Company is a semiconductor company. The Company provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions. Its product solutions are used in a range of automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer and computing applications. The Company operates in two segments: High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Products and other reportable segment, Manufacturing Operations. The Company sells two categories of products, High Performance Mixed Signal product solutions and Standard Products. During the year ended December 31, 2011, the first category, consisted of application-specific High Performance Mixed Signal semiconductors and system solutions, accounted for 76% of its total product revenue. During 2011, the second of its product categories, Standard Products, accounted for 24% of its total product revenue, and consists of devices, which can be incorporated in many different types of electronics equipment and, which are sold to a range of customers, both directly and through distributors. On July 4, 2011, the Company sold its Sound Solutions business to Knowles Electronics, LLC, an affiliate of Dover Corporation. In May 2013, the Company acquired Code Red Technologies.
High Performance Mixed Signal
The Company focuses on developing products and system and sub-system solutions. It is engaged in the areas of radio frequency (RF), analog, power management, interface, security technologies and digital processing across its applications markets. Its RF capabilities are utilized in its RF for wireless infrastructure and industrial applications, television tuners, car security and entertainment products and contactless identification products. Its power technologies and capabilities are applied in its lighting products, alternate current (AC)-direct current (DC) power conversion and audio power products. Security solutions are used in its identification, microcontroller, telematics and smart metering products and solutions. Its digital processing capabilities are used in its Auto digital signal processors (DSPs), the products leveraging its Coolflux ultra-low power DSPs, such as its mobile audio and hearing aid business and its microcontroller based products.
The Company focuses on developing High Performance Mixed Signal solutions for automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer and computing. In the automotive market, the Company is engaged in in-vehicle networking car passive keyless entry and immobilization and car radio and car audio amplifiers. It is a supplier to OEMs. In the car access and immobilizers market, it is engaged in the development of new passive keyless entry/start and two-way key concepts with its customers. It also provides amplitude modulation (AM)/ frequency modulated (FM) car radio chip sets. It also provides contactless identification integrated chips (ICs). It provides radio frequency solutions and in 32-bit ARM Technologies (ARM) microcontrollers. The Company’s radio frequency business provides RF front-end solutions for markets, such as mobile base stations, satellite and cable television (CATV) infrastructure and receivers, industrial and medical applications, and addresses the military and aerospace markets. It is also engaged in the businesses of RF ICs for mobile base stations, monolithic microwave ICs (MMICs) and low noise amplifiers (LNAs). In lighting, it is engaged in discharge drivers and compact fluorescent light (CFL) and light emitting diode (LED) drivers.
In CFL, the Company is developing a dimmable CFL lighting driver. Its solution allows midsize lighting OEMs and original design manufacturers (ODMs). In multi-purpose 32-bit ARM microcontrollers, it is serving a range of applications, including smart metering, white goods, home appliances and industrial applications. In high-speed data converters, the Company has a 14/16-bit data converter platform. Its data converters can be used in a range of industrial equipment designs, including medical imaging. Its television front-end products are used in the television reception and tuning sub-systems of televisions and set-top boxes. Its products address 11 of the 17 interface standards segments and it serves applications across the mobile, computing, pachinko, e-metering and automotive markets. It has product portfolios in five of its 11 addressed interface segments, being universal asynchronous receiver/transmitters (UARTs) and bridges, inter-integrated circuit (I2C) and SPI LED controllers, real-time clocks and watch ICs, high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) switches and transceivers, and display port multiplexers. The Company has digital logic components business. It offers product families for low-voltage applications in communication equipment, personal computers, personal computer peripherals and consumer and portable electronics. It has two product development areas, one focused on developing ICs for personal healthcare applications and the other focused on the mobile audio market. Its personal healthcare revenue is generated by its hearing aid products.
The Company’s Standard Products business supplies a range of standard semiconductor components, such as signal discretes, power discretes and integrated discretes. Its small signal and power discretes businesses offer a range of standard products. Its Standard Products are sold as separate components, but also used in conjunction with its High Performance Mixed Signal solutions. Its products are sold both directly to OEMs, as well as through distribution. Its integrated discretes businesses offer design-in products. In addition, it is also building a small signal metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) product line. In addition to its small signal discretes products, it has a Power MOSFET product line. It has small bipolar power, thyristor and rectifier product lines, which are focused on specific applications, such as white goods and lighting, and are sold as part of its overall High Performance Mixed Signal application solutions. It is a supplier of integrated discretes and modules, which are used for interface signal conditioning, filtering and electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection in mobile phones, consumer and computing applications.
The Company competes with Analog Devices Inc., Atmel Corporation, Entropic Communications Inc., Fairchild Semiconductors International Inc., Freescale, Infineon, International Rectifier Corporation, Linear Technology Corporation, Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., MaxLinear, Inc., Microtune Inc., National Semiconductor, NEC Corporation, ON Semiconductor Corporation, Power Integrations Inc., ROHM Co., Ltd., Samsung, Silicon Laboratories Inc., STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments Incorporated.
NXP Semiconductors NV
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