Microsemi buys timing company Symmetricom

October 23, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
Microsemi has announced that it is to acquire Symmetricom, maker of precise timekeeping technologies and solutions that enable next generation data, voice, mobile and video networks and services.

Symmetricom provides timekeeping in GPS satellites, national time references, and national power grids as well as in critical military and civilian networks, with technologies including GPS-based timing, IEEE 1588 (PTP), Network Time Protocol (NTP), Synchronous Ethernet and DOCSIS timing.

Microsemi says that his deal will strengthen its (Microsemi’s) position in high-value communications timing markets; create the largest and most complete end-to-end timing portfolio; and expand Microsemi's timing opportunities in aerospace, defence and industrial markets.

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