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4 February 2016

e2v strengthens semiconductors business with acquisition of Signal Processing Devices

e2v has strengthened its investment in high performance electronic solutions with the acquisition[i] of Swedish signal processing design and development company, Signal Processing (SP) Devices.

SP Devices offers expertise in embedded error correction solutions for signal processing sub-systems and provides digitizers for demanding applications such as communications, radar and signal intelligence.

With this added expertise, e2v will offer solutions in error correction services for increased performance in time-interleaved Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs), linearized components, system and quadrature demodulators, and develop plans to release ADCs with enhanced performance specifications.

Richard Gibbs, President of e2v Semiconductors, said, “SP Devices presents excellent synergy with our existing data converter business; we continue to build on our signal processing chain solutions and these will now include digitizer boards, modules and even more service offerings.”

Tomas Wolf, CEO of SP Devices, commented, “We are excited to be a part of a company that values our heritage and continuously pushes the limits of what is possible in data acquisition solutions. In addition, for all our OEM customers this will provide additional organizational strength and capacity required for continued growth.”

Visit www.e2v.com/semis for more information

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Media Contact: For enquiries about this press release contact Joseph Yeomans: Joseph.Yeomans@e2v.com | +33 (0) 4 76 58 32 79

Notes to Editor:
About e2v: Bringing life to technology, e2v partners with its customers to improve, save and protect peopleâ€s lives. Delivering innovative technology for high performance systems and equipment, e2v leads developments in communications, automation, discovery, healthcare and the environment.

e2v employs approximately 1750 people worldwide, has design and operational facilities across Europe, North America and Asia, and has a global network of sales and technical support offices. e2v has annual sales of GB225M and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

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[i] e2v acquired Signal Processing Devices on 25 January 2016 for up to US$18 million (£12 million).