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2015-07-09 Test capacity issues resulting from mergers and acquisitions
Internal test providers might have more influence over platforms and configurations than external test providers, such as OSAT companies, but both largely install test capacity that is specified to them.
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.
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.
2002-04-19 Mergers create two tiers of IP providers
A two-tiered semiconductor intellectual-property vendor market may be emerging as a result of recent mergers and acquisitions in the sector.
2009-02-06 Elpida seeks gov't bailout, mergers
Elpida Memory Inc., the remaining Japanese DRAM manufacturer, is exploring a government bailout, but public funds alone probably wouldn't do the trick.
2004-12-23 2004: Mergers, convergence, and Wi-Fi as a public utility
In 2004, cities started treating wireless broadband like sewage and water, converged devices started flying off the shelves and the U.S. wireless industry got smaller.
2015-11-04 What's stopping China from investing in MediaTek?
China's Tsinghua Unigroup has expressed interest in buying fabless semiconductor company MediaTek. However, Taiwan's laws prevent Chinese firms from investing in Taiwanese companies.
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.
2016-01-04 Top 15 deals that influenced analogue, sensors in 2015
Here are some of the biggest and most important business deals and synergies in 2015 that had a huge impact on analogue, MEMS, sensors and the semiconductor industry as a whole.
2014-11-04 Times Ten: TSMC takes FinFET lead, October spooky projections
Every month, our editors look at the hottest news items, and we let you know if you have to catch up on them. From fast-charging batteries to mergers and acquisitions in the semiconductor industry, here's what you might have missed in October.
2011-04-13 TI-NSC merger: Winner, blunder or equalizer?
EE Times explains why high-tech acquisitions such as the TI-NSC deal are often less than successful, citing as reasons the acquired company's instability and employee and customer fears during negotiations.
2012-08-03 Taiwan sees no red flags for MediaTek's MStar purchase
Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission claims the acquisition of MStar by fellow chip maker MediaTek will benefit Taiwan's economy and will not hamper market competition.
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.
2012-08-10 Molex to invest more in niche products, strategic allies
Molex will increase funding for R&D, streamline operations and acquire assets to pump up revenue.
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.
2016-06-06 Industrial semi company rankings shift
IHS reports a slight increase of industrial semiconductor revenues, despite forecasts to the contrary. Analysts pin the increase on "the gradual acceleration in the U.S. economy" that propelled the demand for industrial equipment last year.
2007-02-27 IMI: en route to a stronger global presence
IMI Group President and CEO Arthur Tan envisions the company to become a multinational company in five years. This article also discusses some of the company's milestones and its strategies to strengthen its global presence.
2012-08-22 Elpida's revival plan in favor of Micron offer
Bankrupt DRAM firm takes steps to ensure some of its operations remain intact because a rejection of Micron's bid by creditors could lead to liquidation of assets.
2012-08-29 Cypress courts Ramtron once more
Cypress is back at the negotiation table with Ramtron offering to buy the FRAM supplier for $100 million.
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.
2011-05-09 Analog takeover: Who's the next target?
Who's the next takeover target in analog? And who are the ''consolidators'' in the arena?
2011-07-05 Acquisitions cool down as IPOs heat up
According to Dow Jones VentureSource, mergers and acquisitions in the electronics industry have slowed down due to the boost in IPO valuations and unstable global markets.
2009-05-20 What went wrong with MIPS-Chipidea merger?
Most mergers and acquisitions rarely work. When they do, it's because both parties have time, patience, commitment and money to burn in the process of integrating the two organizations. An examination of the recent MIPS Technologies-Chipidea breakup strongly suggests that neither one had sufficient amounts of these key attributes.
2016-05-20 Semiconductor industry to undergo a paradigm shift?
The semiconductor industry has shown no consolidation due to its rapidly innovating nature, but after so many decades, isn't consolidation through mergers long overdue?
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.
2014-04-04 Sanghi: IC industry bears brunt of harsh conditions
Steve Sanghi, CEO of Microchip, talks about how the semiconductor industry has to adjust its practices to thrive in an environment where mergers fuel growth.
2011-11-14 PV firms struggle in harsh market
Solar products continue to fall as inventory pressure builds up, driving firms to cut utilization rates and engage in alliances and mergers.
2002-07-15 Pentium developer looks to spur hardware design in India
Vinod Dham, father of the Pentium, and Tushar Dave, former mergers and acquisitions manager at Broadcom, are launching a venture capital fund in a bid to boost India's foundering hardware industry.
2006-08-01 Nokia, Siemens marriage sparks more merger talk
The telecom industry was rife with speculation about more mergers after the news that Nokia and Siemens AG will combine their telecommunications infrastructure-related businesses to form a $20 billion venture.
2013-05-22 M&A holds China's ailing LED industry together
The mergers and acquisitions trend that started in 2012 will continue through 2013, helping the LED sector to survive oversupply and utilization rate decline.
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