Trident Microsystems and NXP Semiconductors have signed a definitive agreement for Trident to acquire NXP’s TV systems and set-top box business lines.

“As the fragmented consumer IC market continues to consolidate, the ability to leverage IP across multiple segments is becoming increasingly important due to the R&D investments necessary to deliver leading-edge innovation,” said Sylvia Summers, president and CEO of Trident, in a statement. “This proposed transaction enables Trident to achieve the economies of scale required to compete in the digital home market, while also taking advantage of our start-up culture and cost-efficient Asia-based engineering and operations.”

Upon closing, Trident will have a portfolio of consumer IP applicable to a range of markets, with over 2,000 granted and in-process patents including motion estimation/motion compensation and conditional access, as well as 45nm SoC technology.

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