Monolithic Power Systems announces strategic acquisition of Axign B.V. to elevate audio technologies

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Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (MPS), a frontrunner in high-performance power solutions, has announced its acquisition of Axign B.V., a distinguished fabless semiconductor startup based in the Netherlands known for its advanced programmable multicore DSP (digital signal processors). This strategic move is set to transform the automotive and consumer audio systems landscape through Axign’s groundbreaking audio processors, which boast near-zero distortion signals and significantly reduced power consumption.

Axign’s technology is celebrated for its ability to revolutionize audio signal processing and signal amplification, offering an unparalleled audio experience in cars, homes, concert venues, and stadiums. The integration of Axign’s cutting-edge audio solutions with MPS’s technological prowess aims to elevate audiophile quality to the mass market, marking a significant advancement in the audio sector.

Monolithic Power Systems Acquires Axign B.V. to Revolutionize Audio Experience

Monolithic Power Systems Acquires Axign B.V. to Revolutionize Audio Experience

Michael Hsing, the founder and CEO of Monolithic Power Systems, praised the exceptional sound quality of Axign’s amplifiers, highlighting the rich texture, wide dynamics, and clear spatial resolution that their technology offers. “I realized that combined with MPS’s technologies, we can bring that audiophile quality to the mass market,” Hsing stated, underlining the shared commitment to excellence and innovation between MPS and Axign. This acquisition not only enhances MPS’s offerings in the audio market but also broadens its horizons to other fundamental technologies across different market segments.

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Monolithic Power Systems plans to bolster its presence in the Netherlands by leveraging Axign’s established connections with local universities, signaling a promising future for innovative developments in the region. Founded in 1997, Monolithic Power Systems has consistently driven advancements in semiconductor-based power electronics solutions, with a mission to reduce energy and material consumption for a sustainable future. Axign’s pioneering digital feedback loop technology represents a significant leap forward, addressing performance issues in traditional class-D amplifiers and setting new benchmarks in consumer audio amplification.

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