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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
2008-12-09 Who tops China's semiconductor industry
PricewaterhouseCoopers has released a report that provides a rare glimpse inside China's semiconductor industry, offering a ranking of 29 indigenous Chinese chip firms with 2007 revenue greater than $30 million
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.
2011-04-06 TI buys National Semiconductor
TI has signed a merger agreement to procure National Semi for $6.5 billion in cash.
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.
2007-01-31 Semiconductor spending to hit 8% growth
Semiconductor spending by OEMs will grow 8.6 percent this year, with the rise driven by a slew of consumer electronics products
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.
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
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.
2015-01-28 Lattice Semiconductor to buy Silicon Image for $600M
Lattice Semiconductor will acquire Silicon Image for approximately $600 million. The boards of directors of both companies have unanimously approved the transaction
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.
2013-01-02 BCD Semiconductor to merge with Diodes
Diodes' acquisition of BCD Semiconductor is valued at approximately $151 million and is expected to be completed by the end the first quarter of 2013
2015-08-10 Asian companies dominate top 20 semiconductor vendors
Japan-based Sharp and Taiwan-based pure-play foundry UMC replaced U.S.-based Nvidia and AMD in the top 20 semiconductor suppliers as ranked by sales in the first half of 2015
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
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
2008-07-01 Who calls the shot over at Infineon?
Here's the question shareholders and investors in Infineon Technologies AG would like to have answered: Who really is the boss at the German semiconductor company, the chairman of the supervisory board or the head of the management board
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
2015-12-04 What can companies learn from the NXP-Freescale merger?
One missing piece in NXP, after the merger with Freescale, seems to be optoelectronics, which continues to grow at a stronger steady pace than ICs and other semiconductor categories
2013-08-12 TriQuint purchases CAP Wireless for its Spatium Technology
With the acquisition, TriQuint will leverage its position as a gallium nitride (GaN) pioneer and CAP Wireless' high power RF solid state amplifier system expertise.
2015-10-26 Toshiba to sell image sensor unit to Sony
Toshiba is set to sell its image sensor manufacturing plant in Oita, southern Japan, and leave the sensor business altogether as part of its restructuring plan that was announced earlier this year.
2015-12-01 Toshiba plans to sell part of chip business to raise capital
Observers say there is a deal to be done between Toshiba and China's state-controlled Tsinghua Unigroup, which has made an unsuccessful informal bid of $23 billion to Micron Technology.
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.
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.
2016-03-02 Taiwan leapfrogs S. Korea as fab capacity leader
IC Insights said Taiwan beat South Korea in 2015 as the global leader in semiconductor fab capacity with Taiwan accounting for 21.7 per cent of total capacity, edging out South Korea at 20.5 per cent
2002-09-10 Study downplays India's EDA, fabless forays
A survey of India's software industry has identified opportunities for the country's IC designers while cautioning the industry against adopting fabless chip-making models or attempting to break into the EDA tool market.
2013-09-16 Stagnant IC market to see sizeable revenue growth next year
ABI Research reported that the worldwide total semiconductor market will grow three per cent this year to reach $298 billion, but major market growth is expected later in 2014 or early 2015
2015-03-16 Spansion, Cypress close $5B merger
The merger is expected to achieve more than $135 million in cost synergies on an annualised basis within three years and to be accretive to non-GAAP earnings within the first year after the transaction.
2006-12-12 Slow growth to push analog, FPGA firms to go private
The semiconductor growth will be less than ten percent a year on a compound basis, according to Gartner Dataquest chief chip analyst
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