Exar Overview

  • Founded
  • 1971
  • Status
  • Acquired/​Merged
  • Employees
  • 269
  • Latest Deal Type
  • M&A
  • Latest Deal Amount
  • $700M
Latest Deal Amount

Exar General Information


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

Ownership Status
(Operating Subsidiary)
Financing Status
Formerly VC-backed
Primary Industry
Other Commercial Products
Parent Company
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 $700M 00000 Completed Profitable
2. PIPE Completed Profitable
1. IPO 01-Aug-1985 Completed Profitable
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Exar Comparisons

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Exar Competitors (7)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
Veeco Corporate Backed or Acquired New York, NY 000 000.00 00000000000 000.00
0000000 Corporation Camarillo, CA 0000 00000000
0000-00000000 Corporation Brooklyn, NY
0000000000 Corporation Carlsbad, CA 000000000 -
000000 Formerly PE-Backed East Syracuse, NY 0000 000000000
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Exar Signals

Growth Rate

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

Size Multiple

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

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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 000000 15-Sep-2014 000000000000000000 00000 Application Specific Semiconductors 00000 0000000
0000000 14-Jan-2014 000000000000000000 General Purpose Semiconductors
000000 00000000000 05-Jul-2013 000000000000000000 0000 General Purpose Semiconductors
00000000 19-Feb-2013 000000000000000000 000 Vertical Market Software
Neterion 16-Mar-2010 Merger/Acquisition 0000 Connectivity Products 0000 000000000
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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 Corporate 0000 Completed
  • 2 buyers
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