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2015-12-14 Top 5 semiconductor M&As of 2015
EE Times Asia reviewed the M&A deals that were either announced or completed this year, and came up with the top five synergies in terms of dollar value.
2015-10-19 Semiconductor industry to see more M&As
The mergers and acquisitions happening in the semiconductor industry, which have already seen deals worth $110 billion this year, are due to rising costs and a dwindling customer base.
2015-12-03 Semiconductor industry M&As breach $100B mark
The wave of consolidation that has run rampant in the semiconductor industry for more than a year has reached new heights as buyers scramble to land a shrinking number of acquisition targets.
2014-12-12 M&As that pushed the Internet of Things
Beyond the usual reasons for consolidation, many companies scrambled to make deals specifically to get IoT technologies and products that were missing from their portfolios.
2015-11-25 The curious case of the maturing MEMS market
The fact that the MEMS market has not yet entered the mature phase by now, where its products become commoditised, indicates that something is preventing it from ripening.
2015-11-26 China's M&A spree shakes up chip industry
The nascent Internet of Things has created a strong demand for all kinds of semiconductors, which pushed chipmakers to buy their peers to increase capacity and capabilities.
2015-06-03 Why is China bullish on chip industry?
Unlike in the West, China considers the semiconductor sector a big investment. It is the financial play and quick ROI that lures Chinese investment funds into the chip industry.
2015-12-18 Why did Apple buy Maxim's fab?
Regardless of its speculative nature, news like Apple's acquisition of Maxim's fab creates a great window to look into the wants and needs of the Cupertino giant.
2015-06-10 Who wants to buy Atmel?
Atmel's latest pitch to the investment community is that its strategybanking on the emerging Internet of Things markethas transformed it into a higher-margin, higher-growth business.
2015-05-29 What's the deal with the Avago-Broadcom M&A?
This merger begs a big question: Where will Broadcom integration vision turn? Will Broadcom's team be allowed to sustain its discipline in execution? Most important, will Henry Samueli stay?
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.
2016-01-29 VC fundraising skyrockets as investments drops in Q4
Dow Jones Venture Source reported that venture fundraising rose 72 per cent from the previous quarter, as 72 U.S. funds raised $8.15 billion while investments fell 11 per cent at the end of the year.
2005-01-12 Taiwan foundries to cut chip production this quarter
The number of chips rolling out of Taiwan's foundries will continue to decline this quarter, as the demand picture turns cloudy and fables customers try to eat through excess inventory.
2015-09-24 Streamlining interconnections for compact designs
One challenge associated with the latest trends is the need to simplify the electronic interfaces that interconnect device chipsets and peripheral components. Find out how to address this.
2015-05-28 Solid smartphone base boosts Xiaomi's CE business
Recently, Bin Lin, president and co-founder of Xiaomi, explained how the company plans to expand its product portfolio beyond smartphones and the company's investment strategy.
2009-11-12 SEIPI clocks 25 years promoting Philippine electronics industry
Celebrating 25 years, SEIPI pursues its vision of transforming the Philippines into a regional center of excellence in the electronics industry.
2005-01-11 Protocom overcomes portable constraints with hard-wired video SoC
Protocom Technology sprung a full-duplex, hard-wired SoC audio/video solution at the International Consumer Electronics Showcase in Las Vegas.
2015-02-10 One-on-one with Imagination's CEO
CEO of Imagination Technologies Sir Hossein Yassaie talks about how his organisation weathers the challenges in the world of IP, as well as the future he sees for the company.
2015-02-26 Monopoly capitalism could slay high-tech electronics
As an example of monopoly killing technology and evidence of how monopoly in oil industry thwarts fracking technology, the same scenario is also entirely possible for semiconductors and electronics.
2015-03-19 Microsemi-Vitesse merger: A bad fit?
The merger's focus is communications semiconductors, with plans to direct the combined company at carrier, enterprise and industrial Internet of Things markets.
2008-06-16 Lattice rolls LTE wireless offering
The folks at Lattice have announced the availability of a 3GPP Long-Term Evolution Convolutional Turbo Code Decoder IP core from TurboConcept, a member of the ispLeverCORE Connection IP partners program.
2015-10-27 Lam Research, KLA-Tencor deal raises some questions
Lam Research's proposed $10.6 billion acquisition of KLA-Tencor is generally getting a thumbs up from analysts as one of the good deals amid this year's flood of semiconductor mergers.
2014-11-24 Japan's Megachips eyes sensor hubs for IoT devices
Megachips is Japan's only fabless chip company listed among the top 25 in the world by IC Insights. The company has worldwide revenues of more than $600 million.
2014-06-20 Guide to measuring PDN on a budget
While there are many excellent instruments for measuring power distribution network, we do not all have a budget that can support such an expense. However, there are other options available.
2012-03-21 GSA: Chip startup funding at an all-time high
There were 14 semiconductor companies that received funding in February, a 100 percent increase month-on-month.
2015-05-21 Global IoE market to hit $7,130.4B in 2020
According to Future Market Insights, increased spending on technology and proliferation of connected devices are the main factors driving the growth of the global Internet of Everything market.
2016-05-04 Dongbu provides iPDK support for Synopsys' Custom Compiler solution
Dongbu HiTek and Synopsys' newly developed iPDKs for 0.11?m mixed-signal for implementing audio codecs and DACs and 0.18?m BCDMOS process for designing data converters.
2016-06-23 Dongbu provides iPDK support for Synopsys
Dongbu HiTek and Synopsys' newly developed iPDKs for 0.11?m mixed-signal for implementing audio codecs and DACs and 0.18?m BCDMOS process for designing data converters.
2015-09-21 Dialog agrees to buy Atmel for $4.6B
The acquisition results in a new company that combines power management and embedded processing solutions, supporting mobile power, automotive and Internet of Things customers.
2010-11-08 Chip makers go on M&A binge
Market growth fuels mergers and acquisitions among chip makers
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