NXP Acquires Athena SCS
Acquisition strengthens security solutions across a broad range of applications
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), portable & wearables, and automotive.
“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. 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.”
About NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) creates solutions that enable Secure Connections for a Smarter World. Building on its expertise in High Performance Mixed Signal electronics, NXP is driving innovation in the application areas Connected Car, Security, Portable & Wearable and Internet of Things. NXP has operations in more than 25 countries, and posted revenue of $5.65 billion in 2014. Find out more at nxp.com.
About Athena SCS
Athena SCS Ltd. is an independent UK-based developer of state-of-the art smart card solutions for Access, Enterprise, eGovernment, Transportation, Payment and Mobile Solutions, enabling its partners and clients to deliver cutting edge, cost effective digital security solutions.