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M&A activity continues through uncertain business climate, says IC Insights

Sep 29, 10:01

In July 2015, IC Insights examined the huge surge of M&A activity in the IC industry during the first six months of 2015. In just the first half of 2015, announced semiconductor...

ASE obtains 25% SPIL shares

Sep 23, 11:28

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) announced on September 22 it has purchased 25% shares of Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL), achieving its acquisition goal.

SPIL employees protest against ASE takeover bid

Sep 18, 16:16

In Taiwan, over 200 employees of Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) rallied in front of the Ministry of Labor (MOL) headquarters on September 18, expressing concerns that their...

Over 200 SPIL employees protest against ASE takeover bid

ASE acquisition of SPIL shares reaches required minimum

Sep 18, 15:25

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has announced that its acquisition of the Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) common shares and ADRs (American depositary receipts) already...

Lenovo to merge server brands in 2017

Sep 17, 11:56

Following the acquisition of IBM's x86 server business, Lenovo is planning to merge its two server brands into one and use the unified brand to release products in 2017. Lenovo is...

Foxconn, SPIL to complete share exchange on December 1

Sep 16, 12:16

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) are scheduled to hold a press conference on September 16 to announce that the pair has...

MediaTek dismisses speculation about Parade acquisition

Stockwatch - Sep 15, 14:58

MediaTek has posted a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) stating it was not the source of a Chinese-language Liberty Times report indicating Parade Technologies...

Digitimes Research: MediaTek acquisition to help Richtek ramp up PWM IC shipments

Sep 11, 16:07

The acquisition of Richtek Technology by MediaTek will help the analog IC vendor to push sales of its power management (PWM) solutions to the smartphone and TV panel sectors, according...

Richtek posts record August revenues

Sep 10, 10:57

Analog IC supplier Richtek Technology has reported record consolidated revenues of NT$1.15 billion (US$35.2 million) for August 2015. The August revenues represented increases of...

Digitimes Research: China eyeing acquistions to advance IC processes

Sep 1, 10:52

More advanced semiconductor manufacturing processes and more production capacity for special processes are likely to emerge in China during the country's 13th five-year economic plan...

China semiconductor investment fund reportedly targets Globalfoundries

Aug 31, 16:01

China's National Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund reportedly has targeted Globalfoundries for acquisition in order to allow China to secure 14nm FinFET foundry process...

SPIL, Foxconn to form strategic partnership to fend off ASE acquisition bid

Aug 31, 13:58

Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has announced that it has reached an agreement with Foxconn Electronics to form a strategic partnership through share swaps.

ASE seeking to buy up to 25% stake in SPIL

Aug 24, 11:04

Semiconductor assembly and test company Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) is not seeking involvement in the operation of Siliconware Precision (SPIL) despite its bid to take...


MediaTek buys ISSI Taiwan subsidiary to enable acquisition of ISSI by Uphill

Aug 19, 11:32

The acquisition of US-based Integrated Silicon Solution (ISSI) by China's Uphill Investment is expected to run more smoothly after ISSI's Taiwan subsidiary Chingis Technology is taken...

Samsung cuts Intel's semiconductor sales lead to 16% in 2Q15, says IC Insights

Aug 6, 15:30

Samsung's growth rate in the second quarter of 2015 put the company closer to catching Intel and becoming the world's leading semiconductor supplier, according to IC Insights.

Tsunami of M&A deals underway in 2015 chip industry, says IC Insights

Jul 30, 10:41

In just the first half of 2015 alone, announced semiconductor acquisition agreements had a combined total value of US$72.6 billion, which is nearly 6x the annual average for M&A...

OmniVision stockholders approve sale of company to China investors

Jul 27, 19:49

Shareholders of OmniVision Technologies have approved the sale of the US-based company to a group of China-based investors led by state-owned Hua Capital Management, according to...

Digitimes Research: Tsinghua Unigroup acquisition of Micron faces difficulties, but is a must for China for further development

Jul 15, 22:16

According to a Wall Street Journal report on July 14, China's Tsinghua Unigroup is planning to spend US$23 billion (or US$21 per share) to acquire US-based Micron Technology. The...

Globalfoundries completes acquisition of IBM microelectronics business

Jul 2, 22:06

Globalfoundries has completed its acquisition of IBM's microelectronics business, according to the foundry chipmaker.

HTC dismisses acquisition speculation

Jun 16, 15:22

HTC will not consider any possible acquisition offer from Asustek Computer, and it has not contacted Asustek to discuss the possibility for such a deal, the Taiwan-based smartphone...

MediaTek chairman urges government to actively support local chipmakers

Jun 15, 23:00

Mergers and acquisitions remain an effective strategy for chipmakers to be bigger to compete in the global marketplace, according to MediaTek chairman MK Tsai. For any chipmakers...

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Parade to acquire Cypress TrueTouch Mobile business

Jun 12, 10:51

Parade Technologies and Cypress Semiconductor have entered into a definitive agreement under which Parade will acquire Cypress's TrueTouch Mobile touchscreen business for an aggregate...

Digitimes Research: Avago ready for competitive IoT field with acquisition of Broadcom

Jun 8, 22:07

Acquiring Broadcom will enable Avago Technologies to beat fellow fabless chip companies MediaTek and AMD, and become the world's second-largest fabless IC supplier in terms of revenues,...

Intel to acquire Altera for US$16.7 billion

Jun 2, 11:47

Intel and Altera have jointly announced a definitive agreement under which Intel would acquire Altera for US$54 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately US$16.7...

Avago acquisition of Broadcom creates new semiconductor powerhouse, IHS says

May 29, 14:04

Merger activity in the semiconductor industry moved to a new level with the announcement of the agreement for Avago Technologies to acquire Broadcom, according to IHS Technology.

Avago to buy Broadcom for US$37 billion

May 29, 09:41

Avago Technologies and Broadcom have entered into a definitive agreement under which Avago will acquire Broadcom in a cash and stock transaction that values the combined company at...

NXP to sell RF power amplifier unit to JAC Capital for US$1.8 billion

May 28, 21:02

NXP Semiconductors has announced an agreement that will facilitate the sale of its RF Power business to China's state-owned Jianguang Asset Management (JAC Capital). Under the terms...

BlackBerry targeted for acquisition, say sources

May 22, 11:37

BlackBerry is once again being pinpointed as a target for acquisition after it managed to swing back to profitability in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 (December 2014-February...

IC Insights releases top-20 semiconductor suppliers in 1Q15

May 21, 21:32

IC Insights has released its list of the world's top-20 semiconductor suppliers including three pure-play foundries and four fabless companies in the first quarter of 2015.

Winbond, Macronix dismiss speculation over likely acquisition targets

Stockwatch - May 18, 21:49

Winbond Electronics and Macronix International are reportedly being targeted by China-based venture capital firm SummitView Capital for acquisition. In response, both Taiwan-based...

Lenovo interested in acquiring MSI gaming notebook business

May 15, 14:39

Micro-Star International (MSI) has been successful in selling gaming notebooks and Lenovo is interested in acquiring MSI's gaming notebook business unit, according to sources from...

Cypress enters race to buy ISSI

May 14, 22:15

Cypress Semiconductor announced on May 13 that the company has made an offer to buy Integrated Silicon Solution (ISSI) for US$19.75 per share in cash.

MediaTek subsidiary completes acquisition of Alpha

May 5, 22:11

MStar Semiconductor has completed its acquisition of fellow IC design company Alpha Imaging Technology, according to a MediaTek filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

China investors near deal to acquire OmniVision

May 4, 21:29

OmniVision Technologies, a developer of CMOS image sensors for mobile devices, has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by a group of China-based investors including...

C3nano seals acquisition of silver nanowire maker Aiden

May 4, 13:58

C3nano, a maker of transparent conductive films (TCFs) for the touch sensor and display industry, has announced it has acquired the major supplier of silver nanowire (AgNW) in Asia,...

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