Orange County Business Journal

Newport Media Sold for $140M

Jane Yu Monday, July 7, 2014

Lake Forest-based Newport Media Inc. has been acquired by San Jose-based chipmaker Atmel Corp. for $140 million in cash.

The deal includes potential milestone payments of up to $30 million.

Newport Media develops chipsets for digital audio and mobile TV, specializing in wireless connectivity and Bluetooth technology.

It had $43 million in 2013 revenue.

The company was founded in 2005 by Mohy Abdelgany, who serves as chief executive. It had received more than $80 million in venture capital funding over the years.

Publicly traded Atmel had about $1.4 billion in revenue last year. Its shares were trading flat Monday morning, at a market capitalization of about $4 billion.