2016-12-13 - None

TDK in talks to acquire iPhone supplier InvenSense

TDK has reportedly offered $12 per share to acquire the U.S.-based motion sensor provider, whose client list includes Apple and…

2016-12-12 - Vivek Nanda

5 companies corner 41% semiconductor market

Driven partly by M&A activity, fewer semiconductor companies are influencing a bigger share of the market, said IC Insights.

2016-12-09 - Dylan McGrath

Obama blocks acquisition of Aixtron by Chinese firm

The U.S. President Obama recently blocked the acquisition by a Chinese investment firm of semiconductor vendor Aixtron on grounds of…

2016-11-15 - None

Mentor Graphics sells to Siemens for $4.5 billion

The acquisition extends Siemens Digital Enterprise Software portfolio with the addition of Mentor’s electronics IC and systems design solutions.

2016-11-08 - Vivek Nanda

Ansys eyes safety analysis with Medini acquisition

Ansys is expanding its sofware portfolio to go beyond simulation and include systems safety analysis, reliability engineering and quality management.

2016-11-04 - Broadcom

Broadcom aims for IoT with $5.9B Brocade buy

Broadcom will retain Brocade's Fibre Channel storage area network switching business and divest the company's IP networking business.

2016-10-31 - Fujitsu

Fujitsu in talks with Lenovo to offload PC business

The two companies are also in talks with Development Bank of Japan for the bank to provide financial and strategic…

2016-10-28 - Vivek Nanda

Qualcomm bags NXP for $47B

Qualcomm will offer $110 per share and, including debt, the deal will cost close to $47 billion.

2016-10-21 - Murata

Murata acquires 3D silicon capacitor expertise

France-based IPDiA specialises in developing integrated passive devices, including 3D silicon capacitors.

2016-10-18 - Christoph Hammerschmidt

Infineon closes lidar gap with Innoluce takeover

Innoluce’s technology uses 1D MEMS mirrors, offering higher horizontal resolution and field of view, as well as lower sensitivity to…

2016-10-08 - Graham Prophet

Silicon Labs brings IoT RTOS in-house with Micrium buy

Micrium’s RTOS software has been ported to more than 50 microcontroller architectures.

2016-10-04 - Vivek Nanda

X-Fab to acquire Altis assets

The acquisition will help X-Fab, a foundry with significant operations in Malaysia, to nearly double its 8-inch capacity.