Semtech Corporation Completes Acquisition of Sierra Wireless

Semtech Corporation Completes Acquisition of Sierra Wireless

Creating a comprehensive Internet of Things (IoT) platform to enable the transformation to a smarter, more sustainable planet

  • Transaction brings together the ultra-low power benefits of LoRa® with higher bandwidth capabilities of cellular to create a new Internet of Things (IoT) Cloud-to-Chip systems leader
  • Semtech expects its IoT market opportunity to expand by approximately 10x to US$10 billion by 2027

Semtech Corporation and Sierra Wireless, Inc. today announced the completion of Semtech’s acquisition of Sierra Wireless in an all-cash transaction representing a total enterprise value of approximately US$1.2 billion.

This transaction nearly doubles Semtech’s annual revenue and adds approximately US$100 million of high-margin IoT Cloud services recurring revenues. Semtech expects the acquisition to be immediately accretive to non-GAAP EPS and to generate US$40 million of run rate operational synergies within 12-18 months post close.

Mohan Maheswaran, Semtech’s president and chief executive officer, said:

“Sierra Wireless brings nearly 30 years of leadership in cellular IoT and a strong and diverse device-to-Cloud IoT solutions portfolio. Combined with Semtech’s LoRa-enabled end nodes, we believe we are very well positioned to deliver a highly differentiated, end-to-end platform to enable the transformation to a smarter, more sustainable planet.”

“Our combined company will have strong expertise in high bandwidth cellular connectivity, ultra-low power LoRa connectivity, IoT software and services, and extensive knowledge of IoT hardware and software channels and vertical markets. We believe that Semtech is uniquely positioned to deliver a strong product portfolio and service model to customers across high growth IoT segments.”

Former Sierra Wireless senior leaders join the Semtech leadership team in two newly formed business groups. Tom Mueller joins as executive vice president of the IoT System Products Group, which includes Semtech’s existing LoRa products business. Ross Gray joins as vice president of the IoT Connected Services Group. Pravin Desale also joins Semtech as the senior vice president of IoT Engineering driving product development of our new systems and solutions.

Investor Deck

For more information, please see a new investor deck on Semtech’s investor website.

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