ON Semiconductor to Acquire California Micro Devices for Access To “Access To Integrated Passive Technology”

ON Semiconductor and California Micro Devices announced on December 14, 2009 the signing of a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which ON Semiconductor will acquire California Micro Devices (CMD) through a cash tender offer of $4.70 per share. With net cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of approximately $45 million at the end of November 2009, the transaction value of CMD represents an enterprise value of approximately $63 million and an equity value of approximately $108 million, based on common stock outstanding and issued. The proposed transaction and related merger agreement have been approved by each company’s board of directors. “The acquisition of California Micro Devices will significantly strengthen our offering of application specific integrated passive (ASIP) devices to protect products in the wireless, computing and consumer electronics end-markets,” said Keith Jackson, ON Semiconductor president and CEO. “In addition, CMD’s expertise in protection solutions for the high brightness LED (HBLED) market, as well as their strengths in LC-based EMI (electromagnetic interference) filtering and low capacitance ESD (electrostatic discharge) protection, complement our existing portfolio of protection and lighting solutions. With technology and process development expertise in ESD and EMI protection, CMD is highly differentiated in the marketplace – as demonstrated by their strong relationships with leading global customers across multiple large and growing applications. Combined with ON Semiconductor’s global sales channel footprint and effective channels of distribution, we expect to be able to support a broader and deeper penetration of CMD’s overall product portfolio with market-leading customers. This should enable us to accelerate revenue growth for CMD’s products and increase market share. We also believe CMD’s products and operations will benefit from ON Semiconductor’s world- class manufacturing capabilities.”

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