Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, today announced that it decided not to modify its amended and restated merger agreement with PMC-Sierra Inc., entered into on October 29, 2015. Today PMC terminated the amended and restated merger agreement and, as a result, Skyworks is entitled to an $88.5 million termination fee from PMC.
WIN Semiconductors Corp., the world’s largest pure-play compound semiconductor foundry,announced the expansion of its GaN technology portfolio with addition of the NP45 gallium nitride on silicon carbide process. NP45 is a 0.45μm-gate MMIC technology enabling users to design fully integrated amplifier products as well as custom discrete transistors, and has been optimized for use in 4G macro-cell base station power amplifiers operating at 2.7 GHz and above where bandwidth and linearity performance are key differentiators.
EnSilica has established a new regional office and design center in Bristol to complement its existing headquarters facility in Wokingham and verification center of excellence and design center in Bangalore.
Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, and PMC-Sierra Inc. (PMC), a semiconductor and software solutions leader in storage, optical and mobile networks, announced a definitive agreement under which Skyworks will acquire PMC for $10.50 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $2 billion.
Wolfspeed, a Cree Company and a leading global supplier of GaN-on-SiC high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) and monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), is exhibiting, chairing the Analog, RF, and Microwave subcommittee, and celebrating the 15th anniversary of the first GaN MMIC at the 2015 IEEE Compound Semiconductor IC Symposium (CSICS), which will take place October 11–14, 2015 in New Orleans.
GigOptix announced signing a definitive agreement to acquire Terasquare, Co. Ltd., a Seoul, Korea-based, fabless semiconductor company and provider of low power, CMOS high speed communication interface semiconductors for 100 Gbps Ethernet, Fiber Channel and EDR Infiniband applications.
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, announced William M. Holt, executive vice president and general manager of the Technology and Manufacturing Group (TMG) at Intel, has been named the 2015 recipient of SIA’s highest honor, the Robert N. Noyce Award. SIA presents the Noyce Award annually in recognition of a leader who has made outstanding contributions to the U.S. semiconductor industry in technology or public policy. Holt will accept the award at SIA’s Annual Award Dinner on Thursday, Dec. 3.