Atheros Case Study

Atheros logoIn May 2011, Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies, products and services, completed its acquisition of Atheros Communications, Inc. for $3.1 Billion. The Atheros team will continue to operate as Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm.

About Qualcomm Atheros

Qualcomm Atheros is a global leader in innovative technologies for wireless and wired communications.

Qualcomm Atheros combines its wireless and networking systems expertise with high-performance radio frequency (RF), mixed signal and digital semiconductor design skills to provide highly integrated chipsets that are manufactured on low-cost, standard complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) processes.

Qualcomm Atheros technology is used by a broad base of leading customers, including personal computer, networking equipment and consumer device manufacturers.

Working with Lonergan Partners

Mark Lonergan
Mark Lonergan
Lonergan Partners

Over our six-year relationship with Atheros, Lonergan Partners had the honor of recruiting six of their world class leaders, all of whom remained with the company after the acquisition. We are proud to have contributed to this important transition.
Craig Barratt
Craig Barratt
President, Qualcomm Atheros

Our client Craig is now President of Qualcomm Atheros. Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer of Atheros, and a director on the company’s Board since May 2003.
Dan Artusi
Dan Artusi
Former Atheros Board Member

Our client Dan served as an Atheros director from 2008 on. He has more than 30 years of experience in the semiconductor and communications industries.

Lonergan Placements

Dan Artusi
Gary Szilagyi
Edward Martin
Dan Rabinovitsj
Richard Hegberg
Dean Drougas