Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (Maxim) designs, develops, manufactures and markets a range of linear and mixed-signal integrated circuits, commonly referred to as analog circuits, for a number of customers in diverse geographical locations. The end-markets in which the Company sells its products are the industrial, communications, consumer and computing markets. The Company utilizes its own wafer fabrication facilities as well as third party foundries for the production of its wafers. The majority of processed wafers are subject to parametric and functional testing at its facilities. In addition, hybrid and module products are manufactured using a complex multi-chip technology featuring thin-film, laser-trimmed resistors and other active or passive components. In January 2013, the Company announced that GEO Semiconductor Inc acquired the digital video processing business from Maxim Integrated Products Inc. In October 2013, the Company acquired Volterra Semiconductor Corporation.