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Google's acquisition of Nest shows how B2C and advanced automation make for success in home energy management, says Lux Research

Jan 21, 15:00

Google recently announced a cash purchase of home automation start-up Nest Labs for US$3.2 billion; Google Ventures has been a major investor in the company, whose last funding round...

Corning completes acquisition of Samsung Corning Precision Materials

Jan 16, 11:37

Corning has announced that it has completed the previously announced plan to obtain full ownership of Samsung Corning Precision Materials (SCP), formerly an unconsolidated equity...

Micron posts profits on higher sales in fiscal 1Q14

Jan 8, 14:01

Micron Technology swung to net profits of US$358 million in the quarter ended November 28, 2013, from losses of US$275 million a year earlier, with sales soaring 120% on year to US$4.04...

Avago to buy LSI to enter storage chip market

Dec 17, 15:29

Avago Technologies has announced plans to acquire LSI for US$11.15 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at US$6.6 billion.

HannStar Display to acquire 5.3G touch panel factory from HannStar Touch Solution

Dec 6, 10:42

HannStar Display on December 5 announced the acquisition of a 5.3G touch panel factory at the Southern Taiwan Science Park for NT$1.425 billion (US$48.1 million) for the land and...

Toshiba to acquire assets of OCZ for US$35 million

Dec 4, 15:51

Toshiba has entered into an agreement with OCZ Technology to acquire substantially all of OCZ's SSD business, according to the Japan-based company. The transaction will be completed...

Compal Electronics completes merger with subsidiary Compal Communications

Nov 28, 21:55

Notebook ODM Compal Electronics has announced its merger with Compal Communications after completing its tender offer to purchase a majority stake in the handset subsidiary.

Microsoft to become a top-10 chip buyer on Nokia acquisition, says IHS

Nov 18, 15:11

With its upcoming acquisition of Nokia, Microsoft is set to become one of the world's top-10 original equipment manufacturer (OEM) semiconductor buyers, and will rank among the leading...

Qualcomm acquires certain Arteris technology assets

Nov 1, 15:41

Arteris, which provides network-on-chip interconnect IP and tools to accelerate system-on-chip semiconductor (SoC) assembly for a wide range of applications, announced on October...

ASE reportedly to buy Panasonic IC backend plants

Newswatch - Oct 28, 21:24

Taiwan-based Advanced Semiconductor Engineering's (ASE) is likely to take over Panasonic's IC backend sites overseas, according to a recent Chinese-language Commercial Times...

Western Digital expects new acquisition to benefit SSD business

Oct 25, 12:16

Western Digital has recently completed the acquisition of server flash memory maker Virident Systems, spending US$685 million. The acquisition is expected to help strengthen the hard...

Micron swings to profit in fiscal 2013

Oct 14, 14:01

Micron Technology has reported net profits of US$1.71 billion for its fiscal fourth-quarter 2013 compared to profits of US$43 million for the prior quarter and losses of US$243 million...

More handset ODMs likely to become targets for acquisition

Oct 1, 15:12

Taiwan-based handset ODMs including Arima Communications, Wistron NeWeb and FIH Mobile are likely to be the targets for acquisition after Compal Electronics announced its plans to...

Applied Materials to merge with Tokyo Electron

Sep 25, 11:46

Applied Materials will merge with Tokyo Electron in an all-stock deal, which the companies claim will create a company with a combined stock market value of US$29 billion.

BlackBerry agrees to acquisition deal with consortium

Sep 24, 21:53

BlackBerry has announced it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) under which a consortium to be led by Fairfax Financial Holdings has offered to acquire the company for US$4.7 billion...

Ichia keypad shipments to BlackBerry unaffected by acquisition agreement

Sep 24, 21:42

Flexible PCB and keypad maker Ichia Technologies has said that its production of keypads for BlackBerry for the rest of 2013 will remain unchanged for the time being. The smartphone...

Digitimes Research: Microsoft aims to become mobile platform provider via Nokia acquisition

Sep 6, 12:23

While Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's Devices and Services business indicates the software vendor aims to develop its own-brand mobile end-market devices, the move also demonstrates...

ARM buys mobile display IC cores from Cadence

Sep 4, 15:02

Processor IP licensor ARM and Cadence Design Systems, an EDA tool company, have signed an agreement for the sale and transfer of Cadence PANTA display controller cores to ARM, according...

Commentary: What is Sanan seeking in Formosa Epitaxy deal?

Sep 4, 15:00

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has given a conditional approval to China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics' proposal to invest NT$2.352...

More acquisitions may occur after Nokia/Microsoft deal

Sep 4, 14:03

Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's Device and Services business is expected to trigger more acquisitions between handset vendors in the future as the smartphone market will gradually...

ARM acquires Sensinode to accelerate IoT

Aug 28, 16:09

ARM has acquired Sensinode, a provider of software technology for the Internet of things (IoT), and will continue the commercial offering of Sensinode's NanoStack and NanoService...

Samsung and affiliate to buy German OLED maker for EUR260 million

Aug 13, 12:41

Samsung Electronics and its affiliate Cheil Industries have agreed to acquire Novaled, a Germany-based OLED manufacturer, for a total of EUR260 million (US$347 million).

Micron pursues profit growth after Elpida acquisition

Aug 5, 10:58

Micron Technology is putting profits first instead of fighting for market share, according to company president Mark Adams. After acquiring Elpida Memory, the US memory chipmaker...

Mark Adams, president at Micron Technology

Amkor completes acquisition of Toshiba packaging unit in Malaysia

Aug 1, 14:50

IC assembly and test service provider Amkor Technology has completed its acquisition of Toshiba's semiconductor packaging operation in Malaysia, according to the two companies.

Micron closes Elpida purchase

Jul 31, 19:01

Micron Technology on July 31 announced the closing of its acquisition of Elpida Memory, and also its takeover of a 24% share of Rexchip Electronics from Powerchip Technology.

Taiwan market: FTC gives green light to FET acquisition of Hiiir

Jul 25, 12:07

Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) on July 24 approved the acquisition of an 80% stake in Hiiir, a provider of mobile application and advertising services in the Taiwan market,...

PTI enjoys rising shipments for mobile DRAM

Jul 15, 21:07

Packaging and testing firm Powertech Technology (PTI) has enjoyed growth in its shipments for mobile DRAM chips to Elpida Memory since the second half of 2012, according to market...

Micron, Elpida to complete merger in August, say observers

Jul 1, 15:29

Micron Technology is set to complete its long-awaited merger with Elpida Memory in early August, according to industry observers. The pair originally targeted completion of the transaction...

Chipbond to buy COF substrate supplier

May 2, 22:28

Chipbond Technology has said it will acquire Simpal Electronics, a Taiwan-based COF substrate supplier, through a share swap.

Certain Elpida creditors file appeal against reorganization, says Micron

Apr 1, 10:32

Micron Technology has noted that certain unsecured creditors of Elpida Memory on March 29 filed appeals of the Tokyo district court's order approving Elpida's plan of reorganizatio...

Apple acquisition of WiFiSlam heating up competition for location-based indoor services, say sources

Mar 27, 14:26

Apple's recent announcement for the acquisition of WiFiSlam, an indoor GPS solutions startup, appears to have attracted much attention as the move is likely to heat up competition...

Lenovo acquisition of Blackberry quite unlikely due to Canada government, say Taiwan makers

Mar 13, 15:53

While Lenovo has expressed its willingness to acquire Canada-based vendor Blackberry to enhance its competitiveness in the international business-use PC market, the bid is likely...

Tokyo court approves Micron deal to acquire Elpida

Mar 1, 11:45

Micron Technology has disclosed that the Tokyo District Court has approved Elpida Memory's restructuring plan. The plan calls for Micron to sponsor Elpida's reorganization under which...

Epistar, Huga acquisition benefits to show in 2013

Feb 6, 21:51

Market observers believe Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Epistar is likely to report 2012 net losses due to losses incurred from investments. However, the benefits Epistar's acquisition...

Lite-On Technology to take over Lite-On IT

Jan 31, 11:22

Taiwan-based EMS provider Lite-On Technology has announced plans to increase its stake in Lite-On IT, a Taiwan-based optical disc drive (ODD) and SSD (solid-state drive) maker, from...

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