Anritsu Co. announces it successfully completed testing of GCT Semiconductor’s 4G LTE-Advanced chip, GDM7243Q, using Anritsu’s MD8430A signaling tester with Rapid Test Designer (RTD). GCT Semiconductor, a leading designer and supplier of advanced 4G mobile semiconductor solutions, offers an advanced FDD-TDD LTE Category 5/6/7 single chip, with the world’s first 4X4 MIMO carrier aggregation for LTE.
Microsemi Corp. a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, and Vitesse Semiconductor Corp., jointly announced that Microsemi has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Vitesse for $5.28 per share through a cash tender offer, representing a premium of 32 percent based on the average closing price of Vitesse's shares of common stock during the 30 trading days ended March 17, 2015.
Accel-RF Instruments Corp., the worldwide leader in turn-key reliability and performance characterization test systems for compound semiconductors, announces its participation in the upcoming GOMACTech 2015 Conference. GOMACTech will take place March 23-26 at the Union Station Hotel in St. Louis, Mo.
NXP Semiconductors N.V. and Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which NXP will merge with Freescale in a transaction which values the combined enterprise at just over $40 billion.
Silicon Image, a leading provider of multimedia connectivity solutions and services, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary,SiBEAM Inc., is being re-launched to drive forward with Silicon Image's current and future wireless initiatives, focusing on millimeter wave technologies, products and solutions for wireless communications.
GigOptix, Inc. a leading supplier of advanced high speed semiconductor components for use in long-haul, metro, cloud connectivity, data centers, consumer electronics links and interactive applications, through optical and wireless communications networks, announced the appointment of Darren Ma as vice president and chief financial officer.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES plans to acquire IBM's global commercial semiconductor technology business, including intellectual property, world-class technologists and technologies related to IBM Microelectronics, subject to completion of applicable regulatory reviews.
ParkerVision, Inc., a developer and marketer of semiconductor technology solutions for wireless applications, introduced the PVOA20x series of operational amplifiers. The launch product in this series is the PVOA201, a 165 MHz ultra-low power, low noise, fully-differential operational amplifier.