ATI ha reso noto, mediante il comunicato stampa di seguito allegato, di aver effettuato l'acquisizione di un'azienda, situata a Shanghai in Cina, che apparteneva in precedenza a XGI. Oltre al know-how dei nuovi tecnici, da oggi ATI può beneficiare di un nuovo punto di ingresso nel mercato cinese, sempre più strategico anche nel settore dell'informatica.
TORONTO & SHANGHAI, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 6, 2006-- ATI Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:ATYT) (TSX:ATY) today announced the
acquisition of Shanghai-based Macrosynergy, an XGI Technology alliance
company, as well as related personnel working out of XGI Technology's
Santa Clara, California location. With the acquisition ATI immediately
increases its presence in Shanghai, China, considered to be the
epicenter of China's burgeoning technology market. At the same time
the company acquires the research and design expertise of an
organization best known for its multimedia add-in boards for personal
"This transaction brings ATI two important elements - presence in
a country that is emerging as the next big technology market, and a
team of engineers that are highly skilled in our key product areas,"
said Dave Orton, president & CEO, ATI Technologies Inc. "The XGI and
Macrosynergy people bring additional breadth of knowledge and
experience to an ATI team that is leading the graphics processor
The acquisition will see approximately 100 Shanghai-based
employees join ATI. An additional cadre of XGI employees in Santa
Clara will relocate to ATI's Santa Clara location.
Currently, demand for computer hardware in China is setting a pace
to achieve a 5% CAGR over the next five year period with spending on
IT hardware hitting $20.3 billion in 2006, surpassing $23 billion in
2009(1). With the country expected to urbanize a billion people by
2010, strong markets for handhelds and digital televisions are also
projected through the next decade.
Shanghai, the country's largest shipping port and hub to China's
mainland transportation routes, is ideally suited for commercial
"From a worldwide perspective, China will continue to be the
dominant manufacturing base as well as a major market for both
computers and mobile handsets," said Oliver Xu, principal
Shanghai-based analyst with Gartner Inc.'s Semiconductor Group.
"Therefore the acquisition is important for ATI's further success in
China and will enhance the company's performance in the global
Source: ATI Press Release