EINDHOVEN, Netherlands, March 10, 2015 — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Nasdaq:NXPI) today announced that it will acquire Athena SCS Ltd., a provider of solutions securing the rapidly expanding connected world. The acquisition will further strengthen NXP’s offering in providing secure solutions across a multitude of applications in the areas of Internet of Things (IoT), Industry 4.0, Automotive and Identification.
“Athena has demonstrated a clear aptitude for developing leading-edge embedded software and cryptography in a wide variety of secure connectivity solutions. This expertise and knowledge complements NXP’s focus on creating secure connections for a smarter world, further strengthening our ability to provide our customers with a complete range of solutions for their particular needs,” said Steve Owen, executive vice president, sales & marketing, NXP Semiconductors. “With security becoming an intrinsic part of many new applications, it’s important to continually enhance and strengthen our offering. Additionally, the acquisition of Athena enables us to quickly capture opportunities in new and developing markets.”
About NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security & privacy, and smart connected solutions markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has 31,000 employees in more than 33 countries and posted revenue of $9.5 billion in 2016. Find out more at www.nxp.com.
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About Athena SCS
Athena SCS develops state of the art Java Card and Native smart card products for the smart card ID, Government, Enterprise and Payment markets. Athena develops advanced smart card reader/writers and smart card development kits. The Athena website provides information abouth smart card readers, smart cards, and product and company news
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