A Pillsbury team led by Corporate partner Allison Leopold Tilley advised Inphi Corp., a provider of high-speed data movement interconnects, in its $216 million acquisition of eSilicon Corp., a semiconductor manufacturing company.

eSilicon provides market-specific intellectual property platforms and advanced packaging solutions that create adaptable, efficient artificial intelligence accelerators for the computing, AI and 5G infrastructure markets.

Santa Clara-based Inphi said the acquisition is expected to extend its addressable market in cloud center networking and 5G infrastructure. It could also expand the company’s presence in new geographic areas with engineering design centers in Italy, Romania, Vietnam, Spain and Malaysia.

Joining Tilley on the were partners Christina Pearson, David Jakopin, Cindy Schlaefer, C. Brian Wainwright and George Willman, senior associates Julie Park and Colleen Lamarre, and associates Charmaine Lindley and Anne He.