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Industry News / Semiconductors / Integrated Circuits

GSA Reports All Semiconductor Company Segments Garnered Funding in August 2011

September 23, 2011

The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) released its August statics from its Global Semiconductor Funding, IPO and M&A Update, including:

• In August, six semiconductor companies raised $65.3 M, down 20 percent from the $81.6 M raised in July 2011. August’s funding total decreased year-over-year (YoY) at a rate of 17.3 percent.

•In August, all company segments garnered funding.

• For the third consecutive month, no semiconductor companies priced. August saw only one semiconductor company file for an initial public offering -- M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc.

• When looking at the closing stock prices posted on August 31 for those companies that priced in 2011, with the exception of Ingenic Semiconductor, no companies posted a higher stock price than their offer price.

• In August, the number of semiconductor mergers and acquisitions (M&As) announced (i.e., M&As of entire fabless, IDM and semiconductor supplier companies, not sectors/product lines or foundry facilities) decreased by eight MoM and three YoY.

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