SPaSE

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SPaSE (Semiconductor Products and System Engineering), founded in 1988, was a Netherlands based semiconductor design house that (amongst other things) developed MPEG2 decoder and DVB-T demodulator IC technologies.

In October 2001, SPaSE was acquired, for $5.4M, by the Texas based semiconductor company Microtune, and it became the Microtune Holland Design Centre. Financial pressures lead to Microtune selling the design center, in April 2003, for one Euro to Micronas Semiconductor Holding AG [1], with whom it became integrated as the Micronas Holland BV division.

Some notable IC's from SPaSE were the DVB-T demodulators SP8870 & SP8872 (also sold by Microtune as the MT8872).

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