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2008-11-20 Qimonda rises in ranks, but future hangs
In the market standing, Qimonda has achieved a share and has taken fourth spot, surpassing Micron. But its fate could be short-lived as Micron recently signed a definitive deal to buyout the company.
2008-09-04 New wave of ATE consolidation emerges
Teradyne has signed an agreement to buyout fellow IC automated test equipment vendor Eagle Test Systems for approximately $250 million in cash.
2012-11-08 MIPS will live on, says Imagination
MIPS Technologies has agreed to a buyout agreement involving $350 million from an ARM-led consortium and $60 million from Imagination Technologies.
2008-11-14 Microchip, ON Semi insist on acquiring Atmel
Despite having a rejection slip, Microchip and ON Semiconductor remain steadfast in their proposed and unsolicited buyout plans of Atmel.
2007-06-27 Infineon sets sights on TI's DSL biz
Infineon has leveraged on its service to the DSL value chain with the planned buyout of TI's DSL CPE business this summer.
2006-08-25 IBM announces another major acquisition for August
IBM announced the buyout of Internet Security Systems, an Atlanta-based software and consulting firm that helps businesses protect their data and computer systems from hacking and other cyber-threats.
2014-09-05 China plots global chip domination
A group of Chinese investors, which include a state-owned firm, offered a buyout proposal to U.S. digital imaging chipmaker OmniVision!a move that will allow China instant access to the global market.
2012-07-26 Boon and burden for Micron's Elpida buy
Micron's buyout of Elpida is expected to boost its DRAM production volume to about 370,000 wafer starts per month over the long term, but risks remain, according to IHS.
2008-04-01 Achieving analog success through predictability
Linear Technology Corp. CEO Lothar Maier describes the analog chipmaker as "predictable" and even "boring." But Linear is far from dull. In this interview, Maier disclosed that the company considered a private -equity buyout, refocused its product efforts and moved to cut its capital spending.
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.
2009-03-30 Will TI bid for rival analog IC firm?
Texas Instruments Inc. is aiming to increase its analog IC market share, but achieving that goal would require the company to again gamble on a significant acquisition.
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.
2008-09-19 Which memory rival should buy SanDisk?
SanDisk Corp. will most likely be acquired by a rival but the question is which of its NAND memory competitors or partners will buy the company.
2008-09-12 Venture capital veers away from fabless IC firms
Just as Europe was starting to get the hang of entrepreneurial risk-taking with a handful of promising chip startups the prospects for exits through initial public offerings seem to have dried up.
2014-08-06 Things unsaid about the new Fujitsu-Panasonic Co.
The announcement last week revealed a few details of the new fabless chip company!including its CEO, its ratio of voting rights, and the number of employees.
2006-07-17 They're not the Valley!and that's the point
Silicon Valley is no longer the end of the rainbow for companies in search of R&D talent, advanced research opportunities, submicron-process expertise or applications development prowess.
2012-06-01 Teledyne pays $291M for LeCroy acquisition
LeCroy said it expects the transaction will help accelerate its high-end oscilloscope programs to deliver real-time bandwidth well beyond 100GHz by utilizing Teledyne's leading InP technology.
2013-02-08 Tablets continue to eat into the PC market
Market research firm Canalys recently revealed that media tablets like the iPad have accounted for one in three personal computer shipments during the fourth quarter of 2012.
2013-05-08 Synopsys, Imagination higher up IP ranking ladder
Research firm Gartner reports that Synopsys and Imagination made gains on leader ARM in the semiconductor IP market in 2012.
2014-10-24 Smartphone mania in ASEAN drives strong sales
Smartphone ownership uptrend continues across Southeast Asia!with Vietnam ranking ninth among the top largest markets!driving worldwide sales to grow by 18 per cent in 2015.
2003-10-10 Silvaco buys EDA pioneer Simucad
Aiming for the mixed-signal IC design market, Silvaco Int. has purchased the assets of Verilog simulation provider Simucad Inc.
2011-12-05 Selecting sensors: Specsmanship vs. reality
Compared with individual parameter specification, the total error band envelope provides results that are more representative of how a sensor will perform in actual use.
2008-10-23 SanDisk JV sale elicits questions, possibilities
SanDisk Corp.'s move to sell part of its fab venture could make it more attractive for an eventual acquisition by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, according to an analyst.
2014-08-20 Samsung intensifies move to connect the home
The SmartThings acquisition estimated to be around $200 million enables Samsung to link two of its previously separate core businesses, consumer electronics and domestic appliances.
2008-01-11 Post-Philips NXP faces mixed results
NXP Semiconductors, which was acquired by private equity funds in 2006, is dealing with mixed results.
2015-11-11 Oculus co-founder flaunts better VR headset
Jack McCauley is giving away the license to a better VR headset that beats the top two, Oculus and Valve, by using a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) laser "head" finder.
2010-04-06 NXP shares sale to open gate to IPO route
A successful initial public offering (IPO) by NXP could end the financial drought in the IC sector and give other embattled chipmakers the confidence to tap the equity market for fresh capital.
2011-04-14 NXP not for sale but would consider offers, says CEO
NXP's CEO has refuted earlier reports claiming it is in takeover talks with Intel, Broadcom and Qualcomm, saying the company is not for sale but would consider a high premium offer.
2009-01-07 NXP needs to sell more assets to survive
Despite his experience and knowledge of the industry, NXP's new president and CEO Richard L. Clemmer cannot surgically resolve NXP's boatload of problems without resorting to drastic measures.
2011-04-12 NXP mulls mergers to compete with TI
While NXP's strong position in NFC could attract prospective buyers, it is uncertain whether the company would make a good fit for highly digital chipmakers Intel, Qualcomm and Broadcom.
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