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Flextronics today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Tessera Technologies, Inc., and DigitalOptics Corporation (DOC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tessera Technologies, in which DOC will acquire certain assets of Flextronics' Vista Point Technologies camera module business, including intellectual property and China-based manufacturing operations. This transaction is subject to certain closing conditions.
Flextronics will retain a portion of Vista Point Technologies assets, but repurpose them and focus engineering talent toward strengthening the Company's ability to deliver manufacturing services.
"This move allows Flextronics to strengthen our position in power and manufacturing services for future growth," said Mike McNamara, Chief Executive Officer, Flextronics. "Our deep technical expertise and tremendous manufacturing scale differentiate Flextronics as the leading partner for customers seeking to ramp increasingly complex, highly-integrated products into volume production."
In a related move, Flextronics is investing in new talent and experienced leadership. Chris Cook joins the company as President, Power and Advanced Manufacturing Solutions. He has more than 20 years of experience in creating, growing and shaping differentiated businesses in the semiconductor industry, most recently as a key member of Infineon Technologies' leadership team. In his new role, Cook will be responsible for accelerating the progress of Flextronics' Power business and further enabling the growth of the Company's manufacturing services.
"I am excited to join a great team with incredible potential," Cook said. "Our future is one where electronics innovation will continue to drive most industries and to fuel the ambitions of our society. This trend creates unprecedented demand for high-value power solutions and for technical manufacturing expertise. Flextronics has a unique and proven ability to meet this demand."
Headquartered in Singapore, Flextronics is a leading EMS provider focused on delivering complete design, engineering and manufacturing services to automotive, computing, consumer, industrial, infrastructure, medical, clean tech, and mobile OEMs. Flextronics helps customers design, build, ship, and service electronics products through a network of facilities in 30 countries on four continents. This global presence provides design and engineering solutions that are combined with core electronics manufacturing and logistics services, and are vertically integrated with components technologies, to optimize customer operations by lowering costs and reducing time to market. For more information, visit http://www.flextronics.com/.