Standard Microsystems Corporation (SMSC) is a designer of Smart Mixed-Signal Connectivity solutions. The Company's silicon-based integrated circuits and systems software are incorporated by a global customer base in end products in the personal computing (PC), consumer electronics, industrial and automotive markets. The Company’s expertise in developing application-specific technologies, each designed to connect, network or monitor systems, allows the Company to design multi-functional products that address market requirements for on-the-go and embedded consumer and business applications. It has operations in the United States, Canada, Germany, Bulgaria, Sweden, India, Japan, China, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan. Its engineering design centers are located in: Arizona, New York and Texas in the United States; Ottawa, Canada; Chennai, India; Karlsruhe and Pforzheim, Germany; and Sofia, Bulgaria. In August 2012, Microchip Technology Incorporated acquired SMSC.