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GSA Market WatchTo provide the industry with timely data on semiconductor investment activity in the private and public sector, GSA releases a quarterly fifteen-page update and a downloadable, sortable Excel spreadsheet of all funding, initial public offering (IPO), and merger and acquisition (M&A) activity for fabless companies, IDMs and semiconductor suppliers.

As a benefit to GSA members, the quarterly GSA Market Watch/spreadsheet is complimentary. Non-members may purchase the GSA Market Watch/spreadsheet at the GSA Store.

Current GSA Market Watch/Spreadsheet

Q4 2018


Facts & Figures

Included in the GSA Market Watch Spreadsheet:

  • Semiconductor Funding sortable by:
    • Date
    • Company
    • Company Type
    • Location
    • Amount Raised
    • Round
    • Investors
  • Semiconductor IPOs sortable by:
    • Date Priced/Filed
    • Company
    • Location
    • Amount Priced/Price Range
    • Shares Offered
    • Underwriters
    • Stock Exchange
    • Ticker
    • Annual Revenue
  • Semiconductor M&As sortable by:
    • Type of Entity Acquired – Entire Company, Company Division/Product Line or Foundry Facility
    • Announcement Date
    • Acquirer
    • Entity Acquired/Merged
    • Amount Paid
    • Payment Type


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Ampere Computing Raises New Round of Capital, Including New Investor ARM
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Design & Reuse
Ampere announced a new round of funding including participation from new investor Arm, a subsidiary of SoftBank Group. Current investor The Carlyle Group led the round with participation from other existing investors.

Qorvo to Acquire Active-Semi
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
EE Times
RF specialist Qorvo is buying Active-Semi International, a fabless company with expertise in power efficiency and power management, which have become critical skills for designing circuitry for 5G equipment, the Internet of things (IoT), and a rapidly growing list of other products.

SMIC to Sell Stake in LFoundry
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
LFoundry, a Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) company, has entered into a binding agreement with SMIC for the latter to sell all of its stakes in the former to Jiangsu CAS-IGBT Technology.

Movellus Raises $6M in Series A Funding, Led by Stata Venture Partners
Monday, April 1, 2019
Business Wire
Movellus, Inc. announced $6 million in Series A venture funding, bringing its total funding to date to $10M.

ProteanTecs Completes Successful Series B Funding and Launches Out of Stealth Mode
Monday, April 1, 2019
PR Newswire
ProteanTecs, a start-up company that invented a groundbreaking solution for the prediction of failures in electronics, announced that it has completed a series B financing round of $35 million. Investors include Avigdor Willenz, Intel Capital, ITI Venture Capital Partners, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, Redline Capital Management S.A., Viola Ventures, WRVI Capital, Zeev Ventures and others.

Sambanova Systems Announces $150M Series B From Intel Capital And GV To Advance Its Breakthrough AI Platform
Monday, April 1, 2019
Design & Reuse
SambaNova Systems, the builder of an advanced systems platform to run artificial intelligence applications (AI) from the datacenter to the edge, announced a $150M Series B funding round.

Untether AI Raises $13M in Series A Funding
Monday, April 1, 2019
Untether AI, a Toronto, Canada-based AI chip startup came out of stealth with $13M in Series A funding.

Renesas Completes Acquisition of Integrated Device Technology
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Company Release
Renesas Electronics Corporation, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, and Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT), a leading supplier of analog mixed-signal products, including sensors, connectivity and wireless power, jointly announced the successful completion of Renesas' acquisition of IDT following approvals by IDT shareholders and the relevant regulatory authorities.

ON Semi to Acquire Wi-Fi Chip Vendor Quantenna for $1 Billion
Thursday, March 28, 2019
EE Times
ON Semiconductor has agreed to buy Wi-Fi chip vendor Quantenna Communications for just over $1 billion in cash.

Innoviz Technologies Raises $132M in Series C Funding
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Innoviz Technologies, a Rosh Ha'Ayin, Israel-based provider of solid-state LiDAR sensors and perception software, raised $132M in Series C funding.

Facebook Buys Interconnect IP Vendor Sonics
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
EE Times
Facebook has acquired Sonics Inc., a privately-held Silicon Valley IP provider that specializes in on-chip network (NoC) and power-management technologies.

NVIDIA to Acquire Mellanox for $6.9 Billion
Monday, March 11, 2019
Company Release
NVIDIA and Mellanox announced that the companies have reached a definitive agreement under which NVIDIA will acquire Mellanox.

Dialog Semiconductor to Acquire Silicon Motion's Mobile Communications Business
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Design & Reuse
Dialog Semiconductor, a provider of custom and configurable power management, AC/DC power conversion, charging and Bluetooth low energy technology, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Silicon Motion Technology Corporation's Mobile Communications product line, branded as FCI.

Brodmann17 Nabs $11M for its Automotive Computer Vision Tech
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Brodmann17 -- named after the primary visual cortex in the human brain -- has raised $11 million in a Series A round of funding led by OurCrowd, with participation also from Maniv Mobility, AI Alliance, UL Ventures, Samsung NEXT, and the Sony Innovation Fund.

Korean Conglomerate SK Leads $600M Round for Chinese Chipmaker Horizon Robotics
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Horizon Robotics, a three-year-old Chinese startup backed by Intel Capital, just raised a mega-round of funding from domestic and overseas backers as it competes for global supremacy in developing AI solutions and chips aimed at autonomous vehicles, smart retail stores, surveillance equipment and other devices for everyday scenarios.

Lightmatter Receives $22M in Series A-1 Funding
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Lightmatter, a Boston, MA-based maker of an ultra efficient light-powered AI chip, received $22M in Series A-1 funding.

GreenWaves Technologies Raises €7M in Series A Funding
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
GreenWaves Technologies, a Grenoble, France-based fabless semiconductor startup designing ultra-low-power AI embedded processors for battery-operated edge devices, raised €7m in Series A funding.

Intel Buys Indian SoC Designer Ineda Systems
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
EE Times
Intel has acquired Ineda Systems, a fabless chip company based in Hyderabad, India.

Peraso Raises $42M in Funding
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Peraso Technologies Inc., a Toronto, Canada-based fabless semiconductor company, raised an additional $42M in financing.

Astronics Corporation Completes the Sale of its Semiconductor System Level Test Technology
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Business Wire
Astronics Corporation, a provider of advanced technologies for the global aerospace, defense, and semiconductor industries, announced that it has closed the previously announced sale of the intellectual property and certain assets associated with its semiconductor test product line to Advantest Corporation.

AIStorm Raises $13.2M to Bring Real-Time AI-in-Sensor Technology to the Edge
Monday, February 11, 2019
Design & Reuse
AIStorm, an innovator of high-performance AI-in-sensor processors, has closed $13.2 million in Series A financing.

Diodes Incorporated to Acquire Texas Instruments' Greenock, Scotland Wafer Fabrication Facility and Operations
Monday, February 4, 2019
Business Wire
Diodes Incorporated, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic, analog and mixed-signal semiconductor markets, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Texas Instruments' wafer fabrication facility and operation located in Greenock, Scotland (GFAB).

VIS To Acquire GLOBALFOUNDRIES' Fab 3E In Singapore
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Company Release
The transaction includes buildings, facilities, and equipment, as well as IP associated with GF's MEMS business.

GCS to Buy Stake in Epistar Foundry Unit
Monday, January 28, 2019
In order to capture the opportunities in the upcoming 5G and consumer electronics applications, GCS and Epistar have entered an agreement for strategic collaborations.

AI Chip Startup Hailo Technologies Expands Series A to More Than $20M
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Artificial intelligence (AI) chips -- that is, microprocessors optimized for machine learning workloads -- are poised to attract tens of billions of dollars in investment capital within the next decade.


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