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Fenwick & West Represents Picochip in Acquisition by Mindspeed

January 19, 2012

Fenwick & West represented Picochip Limited, a UK-based supplier of integrated system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for small cell base stations, in its acquisition by Mindspeed Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: MSPD), a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for network infrastructure applications. The transaction is valued at $51.8 million, plus a potential earnout payment of up to $25 million payable in the first calendar quarter of 2013.

The Fenwick transaction team included corporate attorneys Richard Dickson, Brian Hicks, Edgar Tirado, Katherine Duncan, and Andrew Hall, intellectual property attorneys Michael Riskin, and tax attorneys Ron Schrotenboer, Natalie Pardo de Zela, and Amanda Athanasiou.