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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.
2011-01-26 Renesas cuts costs, consolidates Kochi facility
Renesas Electronics Corp. will cut costs by increasing its Kochi facility's manufacturing efficiency. Aside from consolidating the fab, it will lease part of the space to Sumitomo Electric Industries.
2011-05-03 Panasonic shaves 17,000 jobs, plans reorganization
The Japanese electronics giant will cut 17,000 jobs over the next two years, review overlapping businesses within the group and consolidate or transfer them to outside companies.
2008-09-16 NXP to close fabs with installed redesign plan
A restructuring of manufacturing, R&D and support at NXP, the former Philips semiconductor division, will cost an estimated $800 million, save $550 million annually and affect approximately 4,500 NXP staff, or about 15 percent of its workforce.
2008-11-06 New wave of collaboration to roll in 4G segment
The mobile broadband chip sector is likely to see more consolidations as the business progresses, based on a study made by Light Reading's Components Insider research unit.
2009-03-06 NEC LCD restructures, to close Kagoshima plant
NEC LCD Technologies Ltd will perform structural reforms that the company says will strengthen efficiency and global operations through consolidation of manufacturing locations.
2009-11-02 Microsemi shuts down manufacturing plant
Microsemi Corp. has disclosed consolidation plans that will result in the closure of its manufacturing facility in Scottsdale, Arizona by April 2011.
2015-10-28 Mergers in tech industry sees no sign of stopping
The tech industry has sent out tens of thousands of pink slips in the past year related to a mix of mergers, market slowdowns and corporate woes.
2009-01-22 Memory makers should consolidate, drop bailouts
Semiconductor analysts at the Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) urged memory makers to consolidateand forget about the proposed bailoutsin an effort to restore profitability and sanity in the sector.
2008-09-04 LTX-Credence rises from merger of two ATE vendors
LTX Corp. and Credence Systems Corp. have announced the completion of their merger, resulting in the formation of LTX-Credence Corp., a global provider of focused, cost-optimized ATE solutions.
2008-01-21 Infineon CEO: Chipmakers must build systems, not fabs
To survive the wave of consolidation rolling over the semiconductor industry, companies must shift their focus from building fabs to building systems, and they must engage with customers at deep technical levels, according to Wolfgang Ziebart, Infineon CEO.
2011-01-21 Does the fab tool business model need mending?
Fewer fabs coupled with cyclical downturns have caused massive consolidation in the fab tool industry. While some insist the industry should further consolidate to make it more efficient, others fear that fewer players could lead to higher tool costs and monopolies.
2015-11-16 Dialog-Atmel deal wins regulatory approvals
Dialog announced Sept. 20 that Atmel's board accepted its $4.6-billion offer to acquire the firm following a bidding war. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2016.
2008-08-12 Contract manufacturing market faces slowdown, notes iSuppli
The electronics contract manufacturing industry is undergoing a period of deceleration and consolidation, phenomena that will transform the market by 2013 as competitors are forced to rethink how they deliver value to their customers.
2007-07-25 Blade server eases system expansion, reconfiguration
Fujitsu Ltd's PRIMERGY BX620 S4 blade server is designed to facilitate system expansion and reconfiguration while reducing the workload for systems administrators during server consolidation.
2009-02-24 ADI consolidates fabs amid sales drop
Analog Devices Inc. will accelerate plans to consolidate its two remaining U.S. fabs into one facility as part of an effort to permanently reduce spending in the face of further projected revenue decline of 5 to 15 percent.
2008-07-04 WiMAX, 3G drive India wireless market growth
India's wireless market is up for a big change with the launch of WiMAX and 3G services, along with industry consolidation in 2009.
2009-04-08 What's next after IBM-Sun merger talks fizzle?
With its proposed acquisition of Sun Microsystems apparently shelved, executives at IBM are breathing a sigh of relief while Sun managers need to figure out how to survive the on-going consolidation of the computer industry accelerated by the steep recession.
2004-07-06 Verizon buys Qwest's spectrum and network assets
In the latest example of cellular market consolidation, Verizon Wireless agreed Thursday (July 1, 2004) to buy the spectrum and network assets of Qwest Communications International for $418 million.
2009-08-19 Trade group remains dubious of Taiwan DRAM plans
Despite the launch of Taiwan Memory Co. (TMC) and its subsequent investment in Japan's Elpida Memory, broader issues of consolidation and high levels of debt among Taiwan's DRAM players remain unresolved.
2008-05-21 Top 20 risk factors tech firms are wary about
According to research findings by BDO Seidman LLP, a professional services firm, 'competition and consolidation in technology sector' came in as the biggest concern of U.S. tech companies.
2014-09-04 Thwarting IoT security threats with ARM TrustZone
Virtualisation can be leveraged to enable consolidation of connected devices, and ARM TrustZone can be utilised to tackle security threats to the Internet of Things.
2012-03-02 Taiwan wants tie-up with bankrupt Elpida
For months, Elpida and Micron Technology Inc. were discussing consolidation with six Taiwan-based DRAM makers to fight against competition from Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, said the AP report.
2002-09-01 Startups with new ideas
In spite of industry consolidation and slowing growth rates, EDA startups are bringing new ideas and technology to chip designers.
2002-02-22 Spin-off touts touchscreens for handhelds
Touch Int. Inc. is spinning off its touchscreen display business in the hope of putting some fire into a market that has seen a wave of consolidation.
2002-01-07 SanDisk, Toshiba to consolidate their FlashVision manufacturing operations
SanDisk Corp. and Toshiba Corp. have signed an MOU for the consolidation of their FlashVision advanced NAND Flash wafer fab manufacturing operations at Toshiba's memory fab at Yokkaichi, Japan.
2006-08-15 Research firm lowers revenue projection for 2007 RFID market
ABI Research recently dropped its 2007 revenue projection for RFID software and services by 15 percent, citing consolidation among vendors, lower prices and smarter users spending less.
2004-01-06 Recasting IC design focus in 2004
Three primary areas of focus for 2004: consolidation of verification methodologies, development of solutions that combine design, manufacturing and test, and an increase in full-chip verification of mixed-signal SoCs.
2016-02-01 Race for IoT forerunner takes on different twist
OIC and AllSeen representatives said consolidation and collaboration are necessary for IoT to take off with both developing bridges to communicate with devices on other frameworks.
2010-03-01 MOSFETs handle high-current power switching apps
IXYS' latest MOSFETs promote device consolidation through the reduction or elimination of multiple paralleled lower current-rated MOSFET devices in high-power switching applications.
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