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  • IDT to buy ZMDI for ₹1.9 crore (28/10/15) Editor's Choice
    The deal, which is expected to close by the end of the year, will extend IDT's technological position in programmable power devices as well as timing and signal conditioning.

  • How long will chip M&As' impacts last? (28/10/15) Editor's Choice
    Experts see more mergers in sectors ranging from memory and storage to networking, processors and analogue. Just who will be involved is as hard to predict.

  • HCL buys eng'g firm to drive industrial IoT (20/10/15) Editor's Choice
    HCL Technologies acquired Concept to Silicon for an undisclosed sum in order to boost the company's leadership position in the semiconductor and industrial IoT industry.

  • Will the Dell-EMC merger spur growth? (13/10/15) Editor's Choice
    Dell's $65-billion bid to buy storage company EMC as a way to diversify its portfolio has left the tech industry abuzz, with pundits weighing in on whether the merger is a good strategy or not.

  • NXP-Freescale merger nears completion (02/10/15) Editor's Choice
    NXP will become the world's fourth largest non-memory semiconductor company, after Intel, Texas Instruments and Broadcom; and will become the world's biggest automotive semiconductor supplier.

  • Cypress succumbs to series of unfortunate bids (30/09/15) Editor's Choice
    A Reuters report, which quoted unnamed sources, said Monday that Cypress was preparing a new offer in an attempt to outbid Dialog for Atmel. Cypress, however, denied this in a statement.

  • Oculus VR seeks to buy hand-motion start-up (24/07/15) Editor's Choice
    Founded in 2010, Pebbles Interfaces develops 3D gesture recognition and tracking systems that can detect and capture hands in dynamic 3D detail.

  • SunEdison to buy Continuum Wind Energy in India (18/06/15)
    SunEdison has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Continuum Wind Energy, which owns and operates 242MW AC of wind power plants in Maharashtra and Gujarat states.

  • The wireless power union is now official (03/06/15)
    Two of the three major wireless charging standard groups, A4WP and PMA, are officially merging to create a new organisation. The combined might of the two could be enough to make their wireless charging stand out against WPC's Qi standard.

  • Avago, Broadcom union heaps approval (29/05/15)
    Avago is the smaller of the two companies at about $4.3 billion in revenues in its last fiscal year. By comparison, Broadcom reported $8.4 billion in revenue in its last fiscal year.

  • Synopsys acquires Finnish software security company (21/04/15)
    Synopsys Inc. has acquired Finland-based security company, Codenomicon Oy. The acquisition is seen to extend Synopsys's Coverity quality and security platform.

  • ARM focuses on energy harvesting in nascent IoT (20/04/15)
    ARM has snapped up Wicentric, a Bluetooth Smart stack and profile provider, and Sunrise Micro Devices, a provider of sub-one volt Bluetooth radio intellectual property.

  • Apple targets DSLR-like iPhone camera with recent buyout (16/04/15)
    In 2014, LinX (Caesarea, Israel) was claiming that its camera was ready for inclusion in mobile phones as its engineers had solved problems with combining images from multiple apertures

  • Intel acquires smartglass start-ups (07/04/15)
    Intel aims to focus on smartglasses with its recent acquisition of two Swiss start-ups: Lemoptix SA and Composyt Light Labs SA. Both companies are spinoffs from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).

  • Will the Intel-Altera merger succeed? (31/03/15)
    Intel and Altera have grown close in recent years, potentially sparking talk of an acquisition. Altera will use Intel as a supplier of 14nm foundry capacity.

  • Will the Microsemi-Vitesse merger succeed? (19/03/15)
    Once merged, Microsemic can take Vitesse?s Ethernet technology to markets that are much more exclusive and less accessible to the broad telecommunication competitors.

  • Cypress-Spansion merger to cut 1,600 jobs (16/03/15)
    An internal memo obtained by Mercury News shows that the Cypress-Spansion merger will result in layoffs of 1,600 employees worldwide, or 20 per cent of the two companies' combined workforces.

  • Cypress, Spansion finalise $5B all-stock merger (16/03/15)
    The merger is predicted 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 deal.

  • Mentor Graphics acquires Tanner to boost IoT market presence (05/03/15)
    After Mentor Graphics' recent announcement that it has acquired Tanner's business assets, it is now looking for opportunities to boost its presence in the IoT market using Tanner's technologies.

  • Freescale, NXP to ink mega merger deal (03/03/15)
    IC Insights said the move would make the two companies the world's ninth largest chip maker, which would leapfrog ST and Renesas at $7 billion each and approach TI at $12 billion.

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