Exar Overview

  • Founded
  • 1971

Founded
  • Status
  • Acquired/​Merged

  • Employees
  • 269

Employees
  • Latest Deal Type
  • M&A

  • Latest Deal Amount
  • $693M

Exar General Information

Description

Exar was a designer, developer and marketer high performance, analog mixed-signal integrated circuits and advanced sub-system solutions for the networking & storage, industrial & embedded systems and communications infrastructure markets. The company also specialized in connectivity, analog and programmable power, data compression and security, analog and mixed-signal. It was founded in 1971 and was headquartered in California, United States. It acquired those companies which will increase the diversity of the markets it serves and add highly differentiated analog mixed-signal and power management products to its portfolio. Its growth strategy is to deliver optimal design support to its customers by using the acquired company's expertise. The firm was acquired by Maxlinear in 2017.

Contact Information

Website
www.exar.com
Ownership Status
Acquired/Merged
Financing Status
Formerly VC-backed
Primary Industry
Other Commercial Products
Acquirer
Primary Office
  • 48720 Kato Road
  • Fremont, CA 94538
  • United States

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Exar Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
3. Merger/Acquisition 12-May-2017 $693M 00000 Completed Profitable
2. PIPE Completed Profitable
1. IPO 01-Aug-1985 Completed Profitable
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Exar Comparisons

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Post Valuation
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Exar Competitors (4)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
Fuji Electric America Corporate Backed or Acquired Edison, NJ 000000000 -
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0000000 Corporation Camarillo, CA 0000 00000000
000000000 Formerly VC-backed Carlsbad, CA 0000 000.00 0000 000.00
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Exar Patents

Exar Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
US-10426008-B2 Ac direct drive system for light emitting diodes with ultra-low flicker, low harmonic distortion, dimming compatibility and power line regulation Active 26-May-2017
US-20190150241-A1 Ac direct drive system for light emitting diodes with ultra-low flicker, low harmonic distortion, dimming compatibility and power line regulation Granted 26-May-2017
US-10201053-B2 Ac direct drive system for light emitting diodes with ultra-low flicker, low harmonic distortion, dimming compatibility and power line regulation Active 26-May-2017
US-20180343717-A1 Ac direct drive system for light emitting diodes with ultra-low flicker, low harmonic distortion, dimming compatibility and power line regulation Granted 26-May-2017
US-20180287604-A1 Adaptive body biasing in cmos circuits to extend the input common mode operating range Granted 30-Mar-2017 H03K17/302
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Exar Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Growth
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

Key Data Points

Twitter Followers

5.5k

Similarweb Unique Visitors

15.0K

Majestic Referring Domains

314

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Exar Former Investors (1)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info
Firsthand Capital Management Asset Manager Minority 000 0000 000000 0
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Exar Investments & Acquisitions (12)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
0000000000 00 15-Sep-2014 0000000000 00000 Application Specific Semiconductors 00000 000
0000000 14-Jan-2014 0000000000 General Purpose Semiconductors
000000 000000 05-Jul-2013 0000000000 0000 General Purpose Semiconductors
00000000 19-Feb-2013 0000000000 000 Vertical Market Software
Neterion 16-Mar-2010 Merger/Acquisition 0000 Connectivity Products 0000 0000
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Exar Subsidiaries (1)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
0000000 General Purpose Semiconductors Sunnyvale, CA 0000
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Exar Exits (3)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
0000000000 000000 15-Sep-2014 000000000000000000 00000 Completed
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00000000 16-Mar-2010 000000000000000000 0000 Completed
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IMC Semiconductor 16-Jul-2001 Later Stage VC 0000 Completed
  • 2 buyers
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