NXP (for Next eXPerience) Semiconductors is the name for the new semiconductor company founded by Philips as announced by its CEO Frans van Houten to its customers and employees in Berlin on August 31, 2006 and to the global media the next day.
They also manufacture and market the chip set and contactless card for MIFARE used by many major transit systems all over the world.
- Philips Semiconductors acquires VLSI Technology in June 1999.
- In December 2005, Philips announced its intention to make its Semiconductor Division into a separate legal entity. This process of "disentanglement" was scheduled to be completed on October 1, 2006.
- 2006-08-02, Philips completed an agreement to sell a controlling 80.1% stake in Philips Semiconductors to a consortium of private equity investors consisting of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), Silver Lake Partners and AlpInvest Partners. Philips will retain a 19.9% share in the new entity.
- 2006-08-21, Bain Capital and Apax Partners announced that they had signed definitive commitments to join the expanded consortium headed by KKR that is to acquire the controlling stake in the new company.
- 2006-09-01, NXP announced to the global media during the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) consumer electronics show in Berlin.
- 2006-09-14, NXP announced its board of management, comprising Frans van Houten, Peter van Bommel, Theo Claasen and Hein van der Zeeuw.
- 2006-10-01, NXP became a separate legal entity.
- 2006-10-04, NXP announced the appointment of Sir Peter Bonfield as chairman of its supervisory board.
- 2007-01-16, NXP announced that it would not renew its Crolles2 Alliance contract thus bringing to a conclusion the existing alliance at the end of 2007.
- 2007-02-08, NXP announced that it is to acquire Silicon Laboratories’ Cellular Communications Business.
- 2008-04-11, NXP announced that they transform their division "Mobile and Personal" into a joint venture with STMicroelectronics.
- 2008-04-29, Conexant to sell Broadband Media Processing Lines to NXP Semiconductors.
- 2008-09-12, NXP announced that it is going to restructure its organisation to reduce costs which will result in 4500 job cuts world wide
After being separated from Philips
, the new company NXP has these focus markets:
- Multimarket semiconductors
- Computer software
- Eindhoven, Netherlands
- Nijmegen, Netherlands
- Böblingen, Germany (closed in March 2007)
- Dresden, Germany
- Hamburg, Germany
- Munich, Germany
- Nürnberg, Germany
- Caen, France (sold or will be closed 2009)
- Le Mans, France
- Rennes, France
- Sophia Antipolis, France
- Suresnes, France
- Belfast, UK
- Hazel Grove, UK
- Southampton, UK
- Vienna, Austria
- Gratkorn, Austria
- Leuven, Belgium
- Bangalore, India
- Zurich, Switzerland
- Boston, MA, USA
- Fishkill, NY, USA (will be closed 2009)
- San Jose, CA, USA
- Austin, TX, USA
- Tempe, AZ, USA
- Kaohsiung, Taiwan
- Cabuyao, Laguna, Philippines
- Calamba City, Laguna, Philippines (per August 4th part of the ST-NXP Wireless joint venture)
- Seoul, Korea
- Budapest, Hungary
- Shanghai, China
- Seremban, Malaysia
- Batam, Indonesia