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2009-10-08 NXP changes raise questions on long-term plans
Questions about its long-term plans hound NXP Semiconductors after its announced sale of its TV and digital STB units to Trident Microsystems.
2011-05-11 Nvidia rocks mobile processor market with Icera buy
Nvidia has announced that it has bought Icera Inc., a leading innovator of baseband processors for 3G and 4G mobile devices, for $367 million.
2008-04-25 Novellus exec sees the silver lining
Undaunted by reported downturns in the chip industry, Andrew Goh, president of Novellus' operations in Southeast Asia, remains optimistic about the growth prospects of the semiconductor industry.
2008-03-11 No white flag: Micron tries another makeover
Trying to get up from a tide of red ink and market share losses, Micron reinvented itself yet again, taking dramatic steps to become more competitive in two of its sagging businesses: DRAMs and CMOS image sensors.
2009-10-14 Netbook success could trigger ARM takeover
ARM's success in the netbook and smartbook markets could trigger a takeover bid for the company, according to semiconductor analyst Didier Scemama.
2014-11-26 Murata reinforces sensor division with IoT twist
Murata has been quietly reinforcing its sensor division with plans to expand its offering into higher revenue-generating fields including home automation, medical and automotive electronics.
2009-02-05 Mobile wireless biz sprouts from ST-Ericsson JV
STMicroelectronics and Ericsson have closed their agreement that merges Ericsson Mobile Platforms and ST-NXP Wireless into a 50/50 joint venture. The new company is designed for long-term stability, and is set on performing product research, design and development.
2008-06-26 Mobile firms, operators join forces on open mobile platform
Nokia Corp.'s announcement that it would pay about $410 million for the 52 percent of Symbian Ltd has sealed the deal to creating the foundation that will develop an open, free-for-use platform for mobile phones.
2002-07-09 Micron chief says Hynix deal still doable
Micron Technology CEO Steven Appleton believes his company could still strike a deal with Hynix Semiconductor Inc., overcome union resistance and weave Hynix's aging facilities into Micron's operations.
2007-06-01 Micron CEO: Of memories and foundry models
Micron Technology Inc. has grabbed its share of headlines. What will Micron do next? To get a handle on the company, EE Times caught up with Steve Appleton, its president, CEO and chairman, who talked about the IC industry, foundry/fab-lite models, private-equity buyouts, its diversification strategy and universal memory.
2007-07-13 Micron CEO says layoffs difficult but necessary
In a statement, Micron CEO Steve Appleton said personnel layoffs are difficult but necessary to support the long-term global competitiveness of the company.
2002-04-26 Mentor offers $160 million for Innoveda
Mentor Graphics Corp. has made a $160 million cash offer to buy Innoveda Inc., its competitor in the PC-board and cable-harness design markets.
2008-02-12 Mayer to step down as Freescale CEO
Freescale Semiconductor has announced that Michel Mayer has decided to step down as the company's chairman and CEO.
2003-03-04 Lucent inks GSM outsourcing deal with Hughes
Lucent Technologies has signed a multi-year deal with Hughes Software Systems Ltd to outsource software development and maintenance of Lucent's GSM-related operations.
2016-03-02 Lattice reportedly mulling sale to Chinese buyer
Chinese firms and venture capital funds have increasingly been bidding for U.S. tech companies as China last year announced plans to invest $161 billion to develop a domestic semiconductor industry.
2012-10-17 Japanese investment group to bail out Renesas
The Innovation Network Corp. of Japan (INCJ) plans to invest around $1.9 billion in return for a two-thirds stake in the company.
2013-11-05 Japanese consumer electronics firms still in limbo
Putting the spotlight on Sony and Panasonic, the firms issued contrasting full-year financial forecasts that do little to create a solid prediction of the fate of Japanese CE companies.
2006-11-13 Japan FTC to investigate Qualcomm's practices
Qualcomm said that the Japan Fair Trade Commission has notified its Japanese subsidiary that the JFTC may investigate the company's licensing and chip business practices in the country.
2014-09-15 Is there a bright future for smart homes?
Wireless homes are a thing of the future, with key industry players investing big to push for intelligent homes with smartphones at the centre.
2014-11-25 Is Samsung naming new mobile business boss?
As part of its efforts to find its footing after going through a tough year with its mobile business, Samsung is reportedly eyeing Boo-keun Yoon, a co-CEO who leads the tech giant's consumer electronic business, to replace its current mobile head, J.K. Shin.
2009-07-30 Is EDA getting its fair share in IC market?
Top execs reignited the debate of the age-old question of whether EDA gets its fair share of semiconductor ecosystem revenue at the Design Automation Conference, with at least one suggesting that the current recession may be the catalyst for a favorable change.
2007-06-06 Is Cadence thinking of traversing the private route?
Cadence Design Systems Inc. is reportedly in talks with equity firms Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and The Blackstone Group to go private.
2015-08-06 Is a trade war brewing between China and US?
A successful Micron deal would be the largest takeover of any U.S. company by a China firm, and place a giant DRAM-maker in the hands of a Chinese company with close ties to the Chinese government.
2008-08-20 IR to review Vishay's unsolicited proposal
International Rectifier has announced that Vishay gave the company an unsolicited, non-binding proposal of acquiring all of the outstanding shares of International Rectifier for $21.22 per share in cash.
2014-09-11 iPhone 6: Post-launch expectations
Apple's big reveal cleared the many rumours about the iPhone 6, and some have been quick to point out what the company failed to include this time around. All eyes are now on how it will fare in its attempt to redefine the market.
2014-08-22 Infineon buys IR to reposition itself in chip industry
The German company is paying $3 billion in cash for Internal Rectifier, an acquisition that will expand its expertise in compound semiconductors, as well as facilitate a stronger market presence.
2006-07-28 India's Sasken buys Finnish wireless firm
Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd, a telecom R&D and support services firm based in India, has bought Finland's Botnia Hightech Oy, a provider of wireless R&D and testing services, in an all-cash deal worth about $45 million.
2004-02-16 Imagine Tech becomes part of Ingenient division
Ingenient Technologies Inc. has acquired Imagine Technology LLC, a provider of optimized audio codecs, echo cancellation and integrated TI DSP solutions, framework, and hardware design options.
2007-11-14 IBM explores new ground with Cognos purchase
IBM's proposal to pay $5 billion for analytics tools vendor Cognos indicates a move for the company beyond its traditional strength in middleware into the market for software that executives and managers manipulate to gain insights into key performance metrics.
2006-11-16 Going private may mean going fabless
Analog Devices Inc. CEO Gerald Fishman believes the trend toward taking large semiconductor companies private almost surely will push any that are still holding onto fabs to go fabless.
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