2008: Acquired Mobilygen in Santa Clara, California, to add H.264 video-compression technology to its portfolio. Maxim purchased the Secure Transactions product line, featuring the Zatara family of single-chip solutions, and the hardware portion of Zilog's Wireless Control product line, whose Crimzon and classic IR solutions are commonly found in universal remote controls.
2010: Acquired privately held Teridian Semiconductor Corporation for approximately 5 million in cash.
Headquartered in San Jose, California, the company has design centers, manufacturing facilities, and sales offices throughout the world. 1990: Purchased first wafer fabrication (fab) facility in Sunnyvale, California.
In fiscal 2012 Maxim had .40 billion in sales, 9,300 employees, and 35,000 customers worldwide. 1994: Acquired Tektronix Semiconductor Division in Beaverton, Oregon, giving Maxim high-speed bipolar processes for wireless RF and fiber-optic products.
According to a study by Erik Lie, a finance professor at the University of Iowa, more than 2,000 companies used options backdating in some form to reward their senior executives between 19.
The SEC’s opinions regarding backdating and fraud were primarily due to the various tax rules that apply when issuing “in the money” stock options vs.
The process of granting an option that is dated prior to the date that the company granted that option.
In this way, the exercise price of the granted option can be set at a lower price than that of the company's stock at the granting date.
Once again, a set of “new age” entrepreneurs is playing by their own questionable rules. ” and grow discouraged by the sector, it is time for the market to cleanse itself.
2003: Purchased submicrometre CMOS fab from Philips in San Antonio, Texas, to ramp up capacity and support processes down to the 0.25-micrometre level.
in Colorado Springs, Colorado, adding Serial ATA (SATA), Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), and enclosure-management products to Maxim’s product portfolio.
This is a way of repricing options to make them valuable or more valuable when the option "strike price" (the fixed price at which the owner of the option can purchase stock) is fixed to the stock price at the date the option was granted.
Cases of backdating employee stock options have drawn public and media attention.