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2015-07-15 China seeks Micron buyout for $23B
It's a good time to bid for Micron, second to Samsung among top memory chip makers. Micron's stock price slid this year from $35 to $17, despite the fact memory chip prices have been on the rise.
2009-06-02 Chartered Semi denies buyout rumors
Foundry Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd has denied a report it received an offer for the purchase of majority owner Temasek Holdings' interest in the Singapore-based company.
2007-07-19 Carl Icahn denies Samsung buyout plan
Straightening the rumors, investor Carl Icahn has denied reports that he was preparing a hostile takeover of Samsung Electronics Co., according to a report from the Associated Press.
2013-03-13 Cadence to boost SoC offerings with Tensilica buyout
Cadence Design Systems has agreed to purchase Tensilica for approximately $380 million to expand its scope of IP offerings and accelerate delivery of IP roadmap.
2008-11-25 Buzz: Elpida muses on Powerchip buyout
Japan DRAM maker Elpida Memory Inc. is mulling over a plan to acquire Taiwan's Powerchip Semiconductor Corp., according to reports from Reuters and others.
2007-07-04 Avago finalizes Infineon fiber biz buyout
Avago has completed its buyout of Infineon's polymer optical fiber business unit.
2007-03-20 Atmel hounded with buyout rumors
Atmel Corp. is again surrounded with rumors about a leveraged buyout, according to report from an analyst.
2013-03-12 Atmel expands smart metering portfolio with IDT buyout
Atmel has finalized its acquisition of IDT's smart metering IC product lines and technologies.
2008-01-21 ATI buyout widens AMD Q4 losses
AMD announced its Q4 net loss widened, partly due to a goodwill impairment charge related to its $5.6 billion acquisition of ATI Technologies.
2008-02-05 Applied beefs up solar cell biz with Baccini buyout
Applied Materials has acquired Baccini S.p.A., Italy-based supplier of automated metallization and test systems for manufacturing crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, for $334 million in cash.
2008-05-22 Apple's PA Semi buyout under review
The U.S. Department of Defense is reviewing Apple's acquisition of embedded PowerPC designer PA Semi.
2008-04-28 Apple's PA Semi buyout may hit roadblock
Apple may have to deal with the U.S. Department of Defense on its acquisition of PA Semi since the startup's PWRficient processor is designed into the department's programs in every major branch of the armed services.
2008-04-25 Apple debuts in IC market with PA Semi buyout
Entering the IC business, Apple has acquired embedded microprocessors supplier PA Semi Inc. for $278 million in cash, according to Forbes.
2007-09-07 Analyst: Yahoo buyout may cost Microsoft $53B
Yahoo remains an attractive and expensive buyout target for a number of companies, including Microsoft, according to a Wall Street analyst, who placed the likely value of Yahoo at $53B.
2004-01-07 Amkor completes buyout of Toshiba joint venture
Amkor Technology Inc. has completed the acquisition of its semiconductor assembly and test joint venture with Toshiba by purchasing the latter's 40 percent interest in Amkor Iwate Co. Ltd.
2014-08-11 Advanced packaging drives SPTS buyout
Orbotech, a provider of optical inspection equipment for PCBs and flat-panel displays, acquired SPTS, a semiconductor etching and deposition company, for $300 million.
2007-10-04 Acer extends Gateway buyout offer to Oct. 10
Taiwan's Acer announced Tuesday it was extending to Oct. 10 its offer for U.S.-based PC vendor Gateway, in order to provide U.S. authorities time to complete their review of the deal.
2008-06-19 $1.6B Cadence buyout offer not enough, Mentor says
Cadence Design Systems Inc. has submitted a buyout proposal to Mentor Graphics Corp. June 17 but industry observers believe that Cadence is unlikely to get the company on its current terms notwithstanding the double-digit premium it is willing to pay.
2007-08-15 Rumor: ST to bid for Infineon
Rumors circulated early this week that ST may bid for Infineon Technologies, according to a Reuters report.
2008-06-26 Nokia buys 52% Symbian shares for $410M
Nokia has released a cash offer to acquire all of the shares of Symbian that Nokia does not already own, at a price of about $5.67 per share, or approximately $410 for the 52 percent Symbian shares.
2006-11-16 Moore's Law chase ends in 'tech overshoot'
The private-equity buyout movement is just one sign of a tectonic shift in the semiconductor industry as businesses that have chased Moore's Law now grapple with "technology overshoot," according to two Harvard professors.
2008-08-15 MIPS to slash 15% of workforce
MIPS Technologies Inc. will lay off 15 percent of its 512 employees following a $103.1 million write off it is taking, mainly against the analog business it recently acquired with Chipidea.
2015-03-30 Intel plans to buy Altera
Intel is in advanced talks to acquire rival Altera, according to a report by Wall Street Journal. The U.S. tech giant shifts its focus to mobile devices and Internet-connected devices as PC sales decline.
2006-10-06 Heard on the grapevine: private equity firms eyeing Cypress
Rumors are circulating that private equity firms are talking to Cypress about a leveraged buyout.
2008-07-29 FCC gives green light to Sirius-XM merger
U.S. regulators formally approved the long-delayed billion-dollar merger of the nation's only two satellite radio companies, combining Sirius and XM into a single network with 18 million subscribers.
2008-06-24 Cadence CEO's EDA ambition
If Cadence Design Systems Inc. president and CEO Michael Fister had enough cash, he might be making a daring bid for Intel Corp., his employer of 17 years and the world's biggest semiconductor company by revenue.
2008-02-13 Yahoo spurns Microsoft bid, software giant presses on
Yahoo's board of directors rejected Feb. 11 Microsoft's buyout offer, saying that the $44.6 billion-dollar bid is too low and not what's best for its shareholders.
2014-08-28 White goods market movement: Chipmakers go for the win
Two key announcements within the semiconductor industry involving a $3 billion buyout and a production cutback may well have been driven by extensive acquisitions between major home appliance players.
2006-11-02 Toshiba to sell stake in wafer unit
Toshiba Ceramics Co., the silicon wafer unit of Toshiba Corp., plans to conduct a management buyout in conjunction with a pair of private equity firms.
2007-01-09 SMIC denies sale, says search continues
SMIC has denied that it has signed any buyout deal, but said it continues to search for strategic opportunities to increase value for shareholders.
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