Skorpios Technologies acquires Novati Technologies

Created October 16, 2017
News and Business

Enhances Skorpios’ heterogeneous integration process and manufacturing, enabling rapid productization of its solutions.

Skorpios Technologies, a System on Chip company,has acquired Novati Technologies, a semiconductor integration fab, located in Austin, TX. The acquisition closed on October 2nd for an undisclosed amount. The combined corporation will be called Skorpios Technologies.

This acquisition gives Skorpios the ability to better meet growing customer demand via the following developments: Vertical Integration of its proprietary heterogeneous integration process – increasing volume throughput and allowing control of its critical supply chain; and decreased fab cycle times – by providing access to focused production lines in the foundry.

Skorpios also expects to enjoy faster time to market – expediting development of new products, resulting in faster time to market and revenue realization.

Proprietary heterogeneous integration
“This transaction marks an exciting time in Skorpios’ history,” said Stephen Krasulick, chairman, founder and CEO of Skorpios. “The ability to develop and commercialize products based on our proprietary heterogeneous integration process in our own foundry is the next logical step in the evolution of our company.

“With this acquisition, Skorpios will be well positioned to deliver highly differentiated products with shorter development cycles. We believe there are tremendous synergies between Skorpios’ heterogeneous integration platform and the technologies currently being developed and offered at Novati.”

Novati’s Austin, TX facility is known for its innovative work in 2.5D/3D integration, photonics, MEMS sensors, micro fluidics for medical, and more. Prior to the acquisition, Skorpios had developed its heterogeneous integration process in collaboration with Novati, and was building its ICs in Novati’s foundry. After the acquisition, Skorpios will immediately ramp up production, starting with its 100Gb QSFP CWDM4 product.

“Novati’s highly customized fab solutions are uniquely positioned to support the revolutionary Skorpios products. I am thrilled to deliver products and services that leverage the strengths of the combined organization,” said John Hamma, senior vice president, Services Business Unit of Skorpios.

Matthew Peach

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by Matthew Peach

Matthew Peach is a freelance technology journalist specialising in photonics and communications. He has previously worked for several business-to-business publishers, editing a range of high-tech magazines and websites.