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2015-12-08 Year-end deals: Semicon companies settle merger, acquisition
In a week's time, several companies have either completed their merger-and-acquisition deals or signed definitive agreements, indicative of a consolidating semiconductor industry.
2015-12-30 Intel finalises $16.7B Altera acquisition
Altera would operate within Intel as a new business unit, and will be headed by Dan McNamara, an 11-year Altera veteran who most recently served as VP of Altera's embedded division
2012-02-08 Appleton's death delays DRAM merger
The DRAM industry is currently under significant pressure, with declining average selling prices weighing heavily on participating companies' balance sheets.
2011-09-02 U.S. stops AT&T's T-Mobile acquisition
Citing free competition as its main objective, the U.S. Justice Department filed an antitrust suit against AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile
2016-04-12 Severance benefits cause friction in Microchip/Atmel merger
Microchip's CEO blames Atmel's board for failing to communicate about a severance package that left at least one employee charging Microchip is reneging on a promise.
2002-03-21 Fiorina claims victory in HP-Compaq merger vote
Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina declared victory by a "slim, but sufficient margin" in the shareholder vote on HP's proposed merger with Compaq Computer Corp., while dissident HP board member Walter Hewlett said the vote was "too close to call.&quot
2003-08-13 Zoran completes acquisition of Oak Technology
Zoran Corp., a provider of digital solutions-on-a-chip, has completed the acquisition of Oak Technology Inc
2004-03-11 Xilinx sees the logic of Triscend acquisition
Xilinx Inc. said Monday (March 8, 2004) it has signed an agreement to acquire Triscend Corp., a developer of configurable embedded microcontrollers that combine ARM processor cores with field programmable logic.
2015-03-04 What's behind the NXP-Freescale merger
Through the merger, NXP will add Freescale's computing power to its security and wireless communication strengths, which is expected to drive the Internet of Things
2009-05-20 What went wrong with MIPS-Chipidea merger
Most mergers and acquisitions rarely work. When they do, it's because both parties have time, patience, commitment and money to burn in the process of integrating the two organizations. An examination of the recent MIPS Technologies-Chipidea breakup strongly suggests that neither one had sufficient amounts of these key attributes
2015-12-04 What can companies learn from the NXP-Freescale merger
One missing piece in NXP, after the merger with Freescale, seems to be optoelectronics, which continues to grow at a stronger steady pace than ICs and other semiconductor categories
2011-03-10 WD-Hitachi merger to eclipse Seagate
WD has announced its intention to buy Hitachi Global Storage Technologies in a deal that could make it the world's biggest hard disk drive maker.
2011-11-25 WD overcomes Hitachi acquisition hurdle
WD must now look for a buyer to sell its 3.5in disk drive business unit and production plant in order to pass the regulatory obstacles of its bid to buy Hitachi
2005-04-04 Verisity shareholders approve acquisition
Cadence Design Systems' estimated $285 million acquisition of verification process automation provider Verisity Ltd. has been approved by Verisity shareholders
2005-01-27 Verisity revenues grow as acquisition nears
Verification tool provider Verisity Ltd reported a 45 percent year-to-year revenue gain in the fourth quarter of 2004.
2009-06-12 UMC shareholders okay He Jian acquisition
United Microelectronics Corp. shareholders have approved the foundry's acquisition of the holding company of He Jian Technology (Suzhou) Co. Ltd
2011-04-13 TI-NSC merger: Winner, blunder or equalizer
EE Times explains why high-tech acquisitions such as the TI-NSC deal are often less than successful, citing as reasons the acquired company's instability and employee and customer fears during negotiations
2015-03-04 Taking a closer look at NXP, Freescale's merger plans
Assuming the deal closes as expected before the end of the year, the merged company will have the arsenal it needs to ensure its survival in a consolidating chip industry.
2005-05-13 Synopsys closes Nassda acquisition
Synopsys Inc. has received clearance from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and closed its acquisition of Nassda Corp., the company said Wednesday (May 11
2006-01-27 ST's Bozotti plays down Philips merger option
ST's CEO has played down the possibility of a merger with, or takeover of, Philips Semiconductors, raising the lack of geographic complementarity as an issue
2008-01-21 ST to complete Genesis acquisition
STMicroelectronics has received tenders of approximately 34.6 million shares of Genesis Microchip, representing approximately 91 percent of the outstanding Genesis shares.
2007-12-13 ST to boost DTV initiatives with Genesis acquisition
ST and Genesis have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for ST to acquire Genesis
2009-09-02 SRAM market consolidates with merger, biz exit
The SRAM market continues to consolidate, observed Needham & Co. LLC.
2014-02-07 Spansion/Fujitsu merger to spawn car SoCs mid-2014
The Fujitsu Semiconductor acquisition in August is paving the way for Spansion's development of SoCs integrating Spansion's embedded flash technology with MCU, analog and power management ICs
2006-08-02 Soitec finalizes TraciT acquisition
Soitec announced that it has finalized the acquisition of 100 percent of the total registered share capital of TraciT Technologies
2007-12-28 Saifun shareholders approve Spansion merger
Spansion and Saifun have announced that Saifun's shareholders have approved the company's acquisition by Spansion and all other transactions contemplated under the Oct. 7 merger agreement.
2008-10-08 Probable Infineon-Micron DRAM merger surfaces
While Infineon and Qimonda remain mum on negotiations with Micron, news is already spreading about the possible takeover by Micron Technology
2009-04-22 Oracle-Sun merger stirs questions on Java's future
Oracle Corp.'s proposed $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems marks a strange step back to the future of computer industry that raises questions about the outlook for Sun's hardware, Java software and the database giant itself
2008-03-14 ON Semi-AMIS merger finalized
Stockholders of both ON Semiconductor and AMIS Holdings have voted in favor of ON Semi's proposed acquisition of AMIS
2015-03-19 NXP-Freescale merger spawns 8th largest chipmaker
IHS revealed that the acquisition of Freescale by NXP would catapult the merged entity as the world's eighth-largest chipmaker, which would surely make a noticeable impact in key industrial sectors
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