MediaTek , under the subsidiary MediaTek Richtek, has reached an agreement with Intel to purchase Enpirion , which offers power management solutions.
MediaTek’s purchase of Enpirion is completed for $ 85 million. The purchase will be definitively completed over the next few weeks when all regulations are met.
Enpirion’s business had been part of Altera (Programmable Solutions Group), which Intel acquired in 2015 for $ 16.7 billion. In turn, Altera had acquired Enpirion in 2013 for $ 140 million. The sale of this division would have only one reason, it was not reporting benefits to Intel, so they adopted the simplest solution, to sell it.
Enpirion had a PoweSoC product line that consisted of a series of ‘DC-to-DC’ converters, which were in charge of improving the electrical supply and minimizing noise in the electrical current supplied in all types of chips, such as FPGAs and ASICs.
The division also had other products, such as voltage bus converters, DDR memory terminators, high-frequency technology, and 70A power rails.
MediaTek already has plans for its new acquisition, focusing squarely on the server segment, where Enpirion’s technology is a key to future MediaTek ASIC products, used for accelerating AI on a large scale.
Intel also confirmed that the sale of Enpirion includes full staff and all patents. We will keep you informed.