NXP Semiconductors is a semiconductor manufacturer. It is one of the worldwide top 20 semiconductor sales leaders and was founded in 1953, when the Philips Board started a semiconductor operation with manufacturing and development in Nijmegen, Netherlands. Formerly known as Philips Semiconductors, the company was sold by Philips to a consortium of private equity investors in 2006.
NXP is the global market leader in many areas, including automotive chips for in-vehicle networking, car radios,as well as silicon tuners for the TV and set-top-box market. As of February 2011, NXP had shipped over one billion ARM processor-based chips.
Diolan has developed a number of evaluation boards for NXP microcontrollers. These evaluation boards are officially recommended and promoted by NXP Semiconductors to their customers.