ADD semiconductor, ADDing value, ADDing solutions

History

ADD semiconductor was established in 2001 by two Professors of the University of Zaragoza, with more than 15 years of experience in Silicon Microelectronic Design. Worldwide leader developing low cost and high efficiency System on Chip (SoC) solutions usable in narrow band communications and digital data processes, ADD semiconductor is full private share capital and it is participated and financed by ADARA VC. The company has around 40 employees, located in Spain, China, India and the USA.

Our team

The ADD Team has been carefully selected for specific expertise and the ability to work as a team for a goal. Team members are cross-trained in several highly specialized subjects in order to provide the support and service that our customers demand.

Our staff profile is dominated by engineers, over 80% of our team has an engineering degree and 25% of our R&D engineers have a PH degree. We have years of experience providing training and formation to engineers and to R&D departments of different companies.

ADD turns the existing low voltage electric grid into a reliable and easy-to-use transmission medium.

ADD is specialized in the design of System on Chip solutions for narrow band communications using the low voltage electric grid. Powerline communications are applicable in multiple fields such as Residential Automation, Control Systems, Tertiary Buildings, Telemetering, Lighting, Security and Protection, White Line, Machine to Machine (M2M) applications.

Atmel© to Acquire ADD Semiconductor. A Leading Developer of Power Line Communications Technology

October 2011 ADD Semiconductor was acquired by Atmel

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Atmel© Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Advanced Digital Design, S.A. ("ADD Semiconductor"), a privately held company based in Zaragoza, Spain that develops power line communication solutions. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in October. Atmel does not expect the acquisition to have a material impact on its overall financial position and results of operations in 2011.

ADD Semiconductor, a founding member of the PRIME Alliance, specializes in the design of system-on-chip solutions that allow for narrow-band data communication across existing electric power lines. In addition to successfully supporting a number of advanced meter infrastructure ("AMI") pilots in Europe, ADD Semiconductor products are also targeted towards the lighting, building automation and solar infrastructure markets.

With ADD Semiconductor, Atmel will acquire a portfolio of innovative products and a team of technical experts focused on signal processing and power line communications. This acquisition complements Atmel's existing smart energy product portfolio, better positioning the company for continued success in the growing smart meter, energy management, home and building automation markets.

Atmel Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, capacitive touch solutions, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. Leveraging one of the industry's broadest intellectual property (IP) technology portfolios, Atmel is able to provide the electronics industry with complete system solutions focused on industrial, consumer, communications, computing and automotive markets.

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Support products PLC

Atmel continues the support and commercialization of ADD Semiconductor products. Atmel also continuing with the development of new products of PLC using the combined capabilities of our team. Customers can find full information of ADD Semiconductor products and new developments on: http://www.atmel.com/products/smart-energy/power-line-communications/default.aspx

Projects

Investigación en Redes de Comunicación PLC

Expediente: INC-TU-2011-0992

Duration: 18/05/2011 - 31/01/2014

Financed: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, dentro del Plan Nacional de Investigación Científica, Desarrollo e Innovación Tecnológica 2008-2011.

Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad

SR2 - Short Range Radio

Expediente: TSI-020400-2010-55

Duration: 2010 - 2011

Participants: ADD, FAGOR ELECTRODOMESTICOS S. COOP., UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA, AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS.

Financed: Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio dentro del Plan Nacional de Investigación Científica, Desarrollo e Innovación Tecnológica 2008-2011 y el Fondo de Desarrollo Regional FEDER.

Convocatorias de ayudas: Acción Estratégica de Telecomunicaciones y Sociedad de la Información.

Subprogram: Avanza I+D.

Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio
Plan Anvanza
Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional

OPENmeter

Participants: ACTARIS, ADD, CESI RICERCA, CURRENT TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL, DLM USER ASSOCIATION, EDF, ELSTER, ENDESA, ENEL, ESSENT, KEMA, LANDIS+GYR, RWE, ST MICROELECTRONICS, UNIVERSITY OF KARLSRUHE, USYSCOM, ZIV MEDIDA, CENELEC.

Duration: 01/01/2009 - 01/01/2011

Coordinator: IBERDROLA DISTRIBUCION

OPENmeter

SR2 - Short Range Radio

Expediente: TSI-020400-2010-55

Duration: 2008 - 2009

Participants: FAGOR ELECTRODOMESTICOS, IKERLAN, CEIT, AICIA, CNM-IMSE, IUMA, ADD.

Financed: Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio dentro del Plan Nacional de Investigación Científica, Desarrollo e Innovación Tecnológica 2008-2011 y el Fondo de Desarrollo Regional FEDER.

Convocatorias de ayudas: Acción Estratégica de Telecomunicaciones y Sociedad de la Información.

Subprogram: Avanza I+D.

Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio
Plan Anvanza
Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional

PINSEI – Plataforma Integral de Servicios para el Edificio Inteligente

Reference Number: TSI-020302-2008-34

Duration: 2008 - 2009

Participants: NEW BROADBAND NETWORK SOLUTIONS, S.L., NOVAGENIA INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES S.L.,ADD.

Financed: Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio

Convocatorias de ayudas: Acción Estratégica de Telecomunicaciones y Sociedad de la Información.

Subprogram: Avanza I+D.

Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio Plan Anvanza

Creación de servicios de inteligencia ambiental en el hogar (creation of environment intelligence services for the home)

Duration: 2007 - 2008

Participants: UNION FENOSA COMERCIAL, DRAGADOS, ELECTRONIC INTELLIGENT CONTROLS, FAGOR ELECTRONICA, FUNDACION CARTIF, UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID, ADD.

Financed: Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio

Convocatoria: PROFIT – S.I. Proyecto Tractores 4/2007.

Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio

Plataforma Universal para la Carga de Vehículo Eléctrico (PUCVE)

Reference Number: TSI-020100-2009-64

Duration: 2008 - 2011

Participants: N2S, NOVAGENIA INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES S.L., GOINGGREEN, ADD.

Financed: Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio

Subprogram: Avanza I+D.

Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio Plan Anvanza