2016-10-02 - Rick Merritt

Qualcomm-NXP deal poised to be largest in historic M&A rush

The M&A craze is driven by a search for growth as revenue growth declines and the job of making smaller,…

2016-09-26 - Vivek Nanda

M&A agreements reach $55.3 billion in 2016

2016 is a sequel to the M&A mania of 2015, ringing $55.3 billion in M&A agreement value in 3 quarters.

2016-09-25 - None

Buyouts re-order analog rankings

What will the analog rankings look like when 2016 is over?

2016-09-21 - Steve Taranovich

ON-Fairchild union: A match made in heaven?

Bringing together two established industry leaders, ON Semiconductor’s acquisition of Fairchild Semiconductor creates one extraordinary company.

2016-09-16 - Junko Yoshida

Renesas snaps up Intersil in a bid for survival

The merger is aimed at the combined company’s top-line business growth.

2016-07-29 - Vivek Nanda

ST buys AMS NFC, RFID business

STMicroelectronics has bought itself AMS's NFC and RFID related IP, technologies, products and business that it said are "highly complementary"…

2016-07-29 -

Beijing’s LeEco steps on US soil with Vizio acquisition

Under the deal, Vizio's hardware and software businesses will be owned and operated as a wholly owned subsidiary of LeEco.

2016-07-28 - Dassault Systèmes

French vendor takes over EM/3D CAD space with CST buy-out

The 3D design software vendor's acquisition of Germany-based CST will complement its products for realistic multiphysics simulation.

2016-06-29 - SMIC

China’s SMIC buys Italian chip foundry

The deal marks SMIC’s first expansion of manufacturing beyond China and will also move the company into the global electronics…

2016-06-07 - Silvaco

Silvaco buys IPextreme as ticket to IP arena

Silvaco aims to allow semiconductor companies and IP development companies to monetise their captive IP assets and bring high quality,…