Maxim Integrated Products offers 8-, 16-, and 32-bit microcontrollers for embedded-system applications. Maxim IP (intellectual property) and technology target low-power applications that need secure processing, IP protection, and highly accurate energy measurement and electricity metering. In the last two years, Maxim has acquired Innova Card, Teridian Semiconductor, and the Zatara and Crimzon product lines from Zilog.
Acquired by Maxim in 2010, Teridian Semiconductor designs SoCs (System-on-Chip) for the energy-measurement, control, and communication markets. Teridian products are used in electricity meters, as well as enterprise and consumer-based solutions such as servers, power distribution units (PDUs), and outlet monitoring devices. Teridian integrated circuits are used for conditional access in digital and satellite set-top-box equipment and digital TVs. Teridian ICs are found in VoIP, electronic identity and payment, and industrial automation equipment.
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