Maxim Integrated is an American, publicly traded company that designs,
manufactures, and sells analog and mixed-signal integrated
Maxim Integrated develops integrated circuits (ICs) for the
automotive, industrial, communications, consumer, and computing
markets. Headquartered in San Jose, California, the company has design
centers, manufacturing facilities, and sales offices throughout the
world. In the fiscal year 2015, it had US$2.31 billion in sales, 8,800
employees, and 35,000 customers worldwide. Maxim is a Fortune 1000
company listed on the
NASDAQ 100, Russell 1000, and MSCI US indices.
3 Temporary delisting
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Maxim was founded in April 1983. Its nine initial team members had
a variety of experience in semiconductors design and sales. The
founding team included Jack Gifford, an industry pioneer since the
1960s; Fred Beck, an IC sales and distribution pioneer; Dave Bingham,
General Electric’s Scientist of the Year in 1982; Steve Combs, a
pioneer in wafer technologies and manufacturing; Lee Evans, also a
CMOS analog microchip design and General Electric’s
Scientist of the Year in 1982; Dave Fullagar, inventor of the first
internally compensated operational amplifier circuit; Roger Fuller,
yet another pioneer in
CMOS microchip design; Rich Hood, development
director for some of the first microprocessor-controlled semiconductor
test systems; and Dick Wilenken, who is acknowledged as the father of
key analog switch and multiplexer technologies. Based on a two-page
business plan, they obtained US$9 million in venture capital to
establish the company. In the first year, the company developed 24
second-source products. After that, Maxim designed proprietary
products that offered greater differentiation and higher profits.
Logo prior to September 2012
Maxim recorded its first profitable fiscal year in 1987, with the help
of a product called MAX232, and posted a profit every year since it
went public in 1988. Annual revenue reached $500 million in fiscal
year 1998 and in fiscal 2011 totaled over $2.47 billion.
1990: Purchased first wafer fabrication (fab) facility in Sunnyvale,
Tektronix Semiconductor Division in Beaverton, Oregon,
giving Maxim high-speed bipolar processes for wireless RF and
1997: Purchased an additional wafer fab from IC Works in San Jose,
California, to increase fab capacity.
Dallas Semiconductor in Dallas, Texas, to gain
expertise in digital and mixed-signal
CMOS design, as well as an
additional wafer fab.
2003: Purchased submicrometre
CMOS fab from
Philips in San Antonio,
Texas, to ramp up capacity and support processes down to the
2007: Purchased 0.18-micrometre fab from
Atmel in Irving, Texas,
approximately doubling fab capacity.
2007: Acquired Vitesse Semiconductor’s Storage Products Division
Colorado Springs, Colorado, adding
Serial ATA (SATA), Serial
Attached SCSI (SAS), and enclosure-management products to Maxim’s
2008: Acquired Mobilygen in Santa Clara, California, to add H.264
video-compression technology to its portfolio.
2009: Acquired Innova Card, headquartered in La Ciotat, France, for
the financial transaction terminal semiconductor market.
2009: Acquired two product lines from Zilog, Inc. Maxim purchased the
Secure Transactions product line, featuring the Zatara family and the
hardware portion of Zilog's Wireless Control product line, commonly
found in universal remote controls.
2010: Acquired privately held
Teridian Semiconductor Corporation for
approximately $315 million in cash. Teridian was a fabless
semiconductor company located in Irvine, California, supplying systems
on a chip (SoC) for the smart meter market.
2010: Maxim acquired the technology and employees of Trinity
Convergence Limited, a software company based in Cambridge, U.K.
Trinity was part of the ecosystem to bring
Skype video conferencing to
LCD TV market.
2010: Maxim acquired Phyworks, a supplier of optical transceiver chips
for the broadband communications market.
2011: Maxim acquired SensorDynamics, a semiconductor company that
develops proprietary sensor and microelectromechanical systems.
2012: Maxim acquired Genasic Design Systems Ltd., a fabless RF chip
company that makes chips for LTE applications.
2013: Maxim acquired Volterra Semiconductor.
2018: Maxim acquired Icron Technologies.
From October 2007 to October 2008, Maxim's common stock was delisted
from the Nasdaq Stock Exchange due to the company's inability to file
financial statements related to stock option backdating. Maxim's stock
was traded over-the-counter and quoted on the Pink Sheets until the
company completed its restatement in 2008. Maxim's CFO Carl Jasper
resigned due to an investigation into the issue by Maxim's board of
Maxim restated its earnings in September 2008 and was relisted on the
Nasdaq Stock Exchange on October 8, 2008.
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^ "Maxim Announces Acquisition of Two Product Lines from Zilog, Inc"
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^ "Maxim to Acquire Teridian" (PDF).
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
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^ "Maxim Acquires Phyworks" (PDF).
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^ "Maxim Acquires SensorDynamics".
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^ Peter Clarke, EE Times. "Maxim acquires LTE chip firm." January 22,
2012. Retrieved January 24, 2012.
Maxim Integrated Completes Acquisition of Volterra Semiconductor
Corporation". Maxim Integrated. 1 October 2013.
Maxim Integrated Acquires Burnaby-based Icron Technologies".
bctechnology. 16 February 2018. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
^ "Maxim CFO Resigns amid Options Probe", CFO Accessed January 12,
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Interactive Business Network. September 2008. Retrieved April 13,
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (MXIM) to Conduct
Market Closing Bell Remotely from Maxim's Headquarters in Sunnyvale,
NASDAQ OMX GlobeBewsWire. October 7, 2008. Retrieved
April 13, 2011.
San Francisco Bay Area portal
Official company website
Awards page, maximintegrated.com
Business data for Maxim Integrated: Google Finance
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