Thursday, December 20, 2007

Pace to Acquire Phillips Set-top Box Business

Pace has agreed to acquire Philips' set-top box business for 95 million euros. Philps' set-top box business is based in France and has 335 employees. Pace expects that the combined company will produce about 8.5 million set-top boxes a year and have revenues of more than $1.0 billion in revenue.

With this acquisition, Pace will add BT and Telefonica of Spain as IPTV set-top box customers.

Pace has focused primarily on the cable and satellite set-top box market. Philips will acquire to plum IPTV accounts with the acquisition in BT and Telefonica.

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