[time-nuts] vectron to be acquired by MicroSemi

Bob kb8tq kb8tq at n1k.org
Sat Oct 28 09:19:27 EDT 2017


Hi

In terms of what Vectron actually manufacturers, there isn’t a *lot* of overlap 
with Microsemi. Compared to a a lot of possible matchups this one does not
have to many things to work out. They both do a bit in space and they both
do GPSDO’s. Past that, the other stuff is not in markets or technologies 
that overlap.

Indeed Vectron re-sells various things. My guess is that some of those 
relationships will change a bit. I’d say it’s unlikely they will continue to resell 
Accubeat Rb’s once the deal gets done and the reorganization is complete. 

Looked at from the side of “how many vendors on the vendor list”, yes this
takes one off the list. Most companies are working to trim down that list 
rather than build it up. The ideal seems to be to have three giant outfits that
can each sell you 100% of your needs. You then have a run-off between the
three each week to decide who gets it all this time based only on price. 
(Yes, that may be a slight exaggeration, but not by much).

Certainly having a parent in the timing business will give them more ability 
to work with the rest of the company. Their prior parent (Knowles) was more
focused on the audio business. There’s not a lot of common customer base
between Vectron and the main part of Knowles. 

Since they are looking to close very quickly, I doubt they expect any real issues
as far as the various government  regulators. I’d bet at least a couple of beers 
that they have some *very* good guidance on that part of it by now. 

Bob

> On Oct 28, 2017, at 4:09 AM, timeok at timeok.it wrote:
> 
> 
>   Hi,
>   It has become a colossus.
>   And market competition?
>   Luciano.
>   www.timeok.it
> 
> 
>   Da "time-nuts" time-nuts-bounces at febo.com
>   A "Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement" time-nuts at febo.com
>   Cc
>   Data Fri, 27 Oct 2017 20:14:01 -0400
>   Oggetto Re: [time-nuts] vectron to be acquired by MicroSemi
>   Hi
> 
>   Not a lot of detail out there other than that the deal is expected to close before the
>   end of December.
> 
>   Bob
> 
>> On Oct 27, 2017, at 6:42 PM, jimlux <jimlux at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> 
>> from a recent email blast - "I am pleased to inform you that Microsemi Corporation has agreed to acquire the high performance timing business of Vectron International, a Knowles company."
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