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Murata to Acquire Peregrine Semiconductor for $12.50 Per Share in Cash

(2014-08-22) Murata Electronics North America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., and Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation (Peregrine) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Murata will acquire all outstanding shares of Peregrine not owned by Murata, for $12.50 per share in cash, or a total transaction value of $471 million ($465 million excluding Murata's existing holding).

Cirrus Logic Completes Acquisition of Wolfson Microelectronics

(2014-08-21) Cirrus Logic, Inc. today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Wolfson Microelectronics. Cirrus Logic believes that the acquisition will strengthen its position as a market leader with a highly differentiated global customer base and end-to-end signal processing solutions, including integrated circuits and software for portable audio applications.

STATS ChipPAC's fcCuBE Technology Surpasses 100 Million Unit Milestone

Singapore (2014-08-20) STATS ChipPAC, a leading provider of advanced semiconductor packaging and test services, has shipped over 100 million semiconductor packages with the Company's fcCuBE® technology, advanced flip chip packaging with fine pitch copper (Cu) column bumps, Bond-on-Lead (BOL) interconnection and enhanced assembly processes. fcCuBE® technology is well established in the mobile market with the most significant production volume to date in small chip scale packages where the performance, size and ...

Infineon Technologies AG to Acquire International Rectifier Corporation for US-Dollar 40 per Share, Approximately US-Dollar 3 Billion in Cash

(2014-08-20) Infineon Technologies AG and International Rectifier Corporation today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement under which Infineon will acquire International Rectifier for US-Dollar 40 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately US-Dollar 3 billion. The acquisition combines two semiconductor companies with leadership positions in power management technology.

ON Semiconductor Completes Acquisition of Aptina Imaging and Provides Guidance for Third Quarter on Impact of Acquisition of Aptina Imaging

(2014-08-18) ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, today announced the completion of its acquisition of Aptina Imaging. The total consideration of approximately $400 million in cash for the acquisition of Aptina Imaging was funded by cash on the balance sheet and ON Semiconductor's existing revolving line of credit.

Intel Buys Avago's Networking Business

(2014-08-13) Intel Corp. said it agreed to pay $650 million to Avago Technologies Ltd. for a networking business in an acquisition designed to bolster Intel's offerings in networking chips.

U-blox Pays $7M for Antcor Wi-Fi Base Band IP

(2014-08-07) Switzerland-based u-blox has struck a $6.95 million deal with Wi-Fi base band IP developer Antcor Advanced Network Technologies S.A. in an effort to strengthen its foothold in the wireless M2M sector.

STATS ChipPAC Honours Top Suppliers for Excellent Performance and Outstanding Support

Singapore (2014-08-06) STATS ChipPAC announced the recipients of its seventh annual Supplier Awards, honoring the excellent performance and outstanding contributions of the Company's top suppliers in 2013.

Vidatronic Announces Buck DC-DC Switching Converter IP with Excellent Power Efficiency for Low Power Applications

College Station, TX (2014-08-06) Vidatronic Inc, a leading provider of power management intellectual property (IP) solutions, announces the VBUCK400T110, a Buck DC-DC switching converter IP core in the TSMC 110nm CMOS process. The VBUCK400T110 is optimized for microprocessor, application specific integrated circuit (ASIC), and system-on-a-chip (SOC) integration. The Buck IP core can be used to implement dynamic voltage and frequency scaling (DVFS) for modern microchips.

Sondrel appoints new VP Asia Pacific as business grows

Theale, UK (2014-08-05) Sondrel, one of the world's leading system-to-silicon IC design consultancies, announces the appointment of Julian Kingsbury as VP, Asia Pacific, effective immediately. Kingsbury, a fluent Mandarin speaker, is based in Sondrel's Shanghai office and will work closely with the company's management team throughout the APAC region. Sondrel has flourished in China since the company first entered the market there in 2008. In this new senior-level role, a direct report to CEO Graham Curren, ...

Cavium Strikes $90M Acquisition Deal with Xpliant

(2014-08-01) Enterprise processor vendor Cavium, Inc. said it has reached an agreement to buy California-based switching firm Xpliant, Inc.--a move that is seen to accelerate deployment of software defined networks.

ARM Concludes its Acquisition of Duolog Technologies

(2014-08-01) ARM has concluded its acquisition of Duolog Technologies, a leader in design configuration and integration technology for the semiconductor industry. The acquisition strengthens ARM's IP configuration and integration capability, helping ARM partners design and deploy system IP and manage increasing SoC integration complexity.

Microsemi Buys Mingoa to Boost FPGA Capabilities

(2014-07-31) Microsemi Corp. has announced that it recently acquired Mingoa, a private venture capital funded company in Cork, Ireland, which develops IP that enables customers to add Ethernet OAM (operations, administration and maintenance) and/or test functionality to their Ethernet equipment.

Inphi Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Cortina Systems, Inc., a Leader in Network Infrastructure

(2014-07-30) Inphi Corporation, a leading provider of high-speed, mixed signal semiconductor solutions for the communications, data center and computing markets, and Cortina Systems, Inc., a leader in network infrastructure for optical transport and high speed networking interconnects, today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement, under which Inphi will acquire Cortina's High-Speed Interconnect and Optical Transport product lines for $52.5 million in cash and $73.5 million in stock.

STATS ChipPAC's Encapsulated Wafer Level Chip Scale Package (eWLCSP) Delivers Superior Quality Benefits

Singapore (2014-07-29) STATS ChipPAC Ltd., a leading provider of advanced semiconductor packaging and test services, today announced new quality benefits for fan-in wafer level packaging made possible by its encapsulated Wafer Level Chip Scale Package (eWLCSP) solution. The combined benefits of superior quality, lower cost structure and the ease of conversion through a drop-in replacement have led to a strong demand for eWLCSP and an accelerated adoption across its customer base.

Sondrel CEO Graham Curren re-elected Director of the China Britain Business Council

Theale, UK (2014-07-22) Sondrel, one of the world's leading system-to-silicon IC design consultancies, announced today that CEO Graham Curren has been re-elected to the Board of the China Britain Business Council at its AGM. The China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) helps UK companies develop business with China through practical in-market assistance, a comprehensive range of services and participating in many high-level events both here and in China, including Government-led initiatives and trade missions. CBBC ...

IMAGIS chooses Cortus APS1 Processor for Touchscreen Solutions

Montpellier, France and Suwon-City, Korea (2014-07-22) Cortus, a technology leader in low power, silicon efficient, 32-bit processor IP, and IMAGIS, a specialised touch and haptic solution product provider, announce that they are working together to offer touchscreen designs based on Cortus' APS1 processor core.

XMOS Adds Bosch, Huawei and Xilinx as Strategic Investors to Complete $26M Investment Round

(2014-07-21) XMOS Ltd. the fabless semiconductor company and leader in intelligent multicore microcontrollers, has today announced the completion of a $26.2m Series-D investment round.

Intel Reveals Rising CPU Sales Amid Falling Mobile Revenue

(2014-07-17) Intel has announced a remarkable increase in net income during its Q2 revenue report, as well as record quarterly microprocessor shipments. However, the positive news has been downplayed by massive losses in its mobile unit.

Qualcomm Acquires Imaging Division from CSR

(2014-07-14) Qualcomm, a cellphone chipmaker, has announced that it is set to acquire the imaging operations of Israel-based CSR plc, according to local reports. CSR said it would be selling the business for $44 million.

Leading IC design consultancy Sondrel appoints John Tinson as new Global VP Sales

Theale, UK (2014-07-14) Sondrel, one of the world's leading system-to-silicon IC design consultancies, has announced the appointment of John Tinson as its Global VP Sales effective 14 July. Tinson has over twenty years' director-level experience in fast-growing B2B technology companies and joins Sondrel from SPI Lasers, where he managed the commercial team that took the company from university spin out to a £50M enterprise.

TSMC June Revenues Down Slightly, but 2Q14 Sales Hit All-Time High

(2014-07-11) Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported revenues of NT$60.34 billion (US$2.02 billion) for June, down 0.7% on month but up 11.7% on year. Revenues for the first six months of 2014 amounted to NT$331.24 billion, an increase of 14.8% from a year earlier.

UMC June Revenues Hit All-Time High

(2014-07-10) United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has reported revenues of NT$12.41 billion (US$415.01 million) for June, up 4% sequentially and 15.3% on year. The sum represents the company's highest monthly record.

ASE 2Q14 Revenues Meet Market Expectations

(2014-07-09) Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reported revenues of NT$58.62 billion (US$1.96 billion) for the second quarter of 2014, an increase of 7.2% on quarter and 15.5% on year that met market expectations.

InvenSense to Buy Movea for Sensor Fusion Software

(2014-07-08) InvenSense Inc., a fabless supplier of inertial MEMS sensors and MEMS microphones, has struck a deal to acquire sensor-hub firmware and software company Movea SA.

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