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NXP (for Next eXPerience) Semiconductors is the name for the new semiconductor company founded by Philips as announced by its then-CEO Frans van Houten to its customers and employees in Berlinmarker on August 31, 2006 and to the global media the next day.

They also manufacture and market the chip set and contactless card for MIFARE used by many major transit systems all over the world.

History



  • In December 2005, Philips announced its intention to make its Semiconductor Division into a separate legal entity. This process of "disentanglement" was scheduled to be completed on October 1, 2006.




  • 2006-08-21, Bain Capital and Apax Partners announced that they had signed definitive commitments to join the expanded consortium headed by KKR that is to acquire the controlling stake in the new company.




  • 2006-09-14, NXP announced its board of management, comprising Frans van Houten, Peter van Bommel, Theo Claasen and Hein van der Zeeuw.


  • 2006-10-01, NXP became a separate legal entity.




  • 2007-01-16, NXP announced that it would not renew its Crolles2 Alliance contract thus bringing to a conclusion the existing alliance at the end of 2007.


  • 2007-02-08, NXP announced that it is to acquire Silicon Laboratories’ Cellular Communications Business.


  • 2007-09-05, DSP Group acquired the NXP's Cordless and VoIP terminals business


  • 2008-04-11, NXP announced that they transform their division "Mobile and Personal" into a joint venture with STMicroelectronics.


  • 2008-04-29, Conexant to sell Broadband Media Processing Lines to NXP Semiconductors.


  • 2008-09-12, NXP announced that it is going to restructure its organisation to reduce costs which will result in 4500 job cuts world wide


  • 2008-12-31, NXP announced that CEO Frans van Houten would step down the next day. He was replaced by Richard Clemmer, who was a member of NXP's supervisory board at that time.


Main markets

After being separated from Philips, the new company NXP has these focus markets:
  • Automotive
  • Identification
  • Home
  • Multimarket semiconductors
  • Computer software


Worldwide sites

NXP offices in Hamburg, Germany
  • Europe
    • Eindhoven, Netherlands
    • Nijmegen, Netherlands
    • Böblingen, Germany (closed in March 2007)
    • Dresden, Germany (per August 4 part of the ST-NXP Wireless joint venture)
    • Hamburg, Germany
    • Munich, Germany
    • Nürnberg, Germany (per August 4 part of the ST-NXP Wireless joint venture)
    • Starnberg, Germany (closed in July 2006 shortly before the foundation of NXP)
    • Caen, France
    • Le Mans, France (per August 4 part of the ST-NXP Wireless joint venture)
    • Rennes, France (per August 4 part of the ST-NXP Wireless joint venture)
    • Sophia Antipolis, France (per August 4 part of the ST-NXP Wireless joint venture)
    • Suresnes, France (per August 4 part of the ST-NXP Wireless joint venture)
    • Belfast, UK
    • Hazel Grove, UK
    • Southampton, UK
    • Vienna, Austria
    • Gratkorn, Austria
    • Leuven, Belgium
    • Zurich, Switzerland
    • Budapest, Hungary


  • Asia
    • Bangalore, India
    • Hyderabad, India
    • Cabuyao, Laguna, Philippines
    • Calamba, Laguna, Philippines (per August 4 part of the ST-NXP Wireless joint venture)
    • Seoul, Korea
    • Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    • Hongkong, China
    • Dongguan, China
    • Shanghai, China
    • Shenzhen, China
    • Seremban, Malaysia
    • Batam, Indonesia
    • Singapore
    • Bangkok, Thailand
    • Haifa, Israel


  • Americas
    • Austin, TX, USA
    • Boston, MA, USA
    • Fishkill, NY, USA (will be closed 2009)
    • San Diego, CA, USA
    • San Jose, CA, USA
    • Schaumburg, IL, USA
    • Tempe, AZ, USA


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