Optimal+, a global big data analytics provider for the semiconductor industry, announced that it has collaborated with NI, a leading provider of platform-based test systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, so that the entire suite of solutions from Optimal+ will be supported by NI’s Semiconductor Test System (STS) via the Optimal+ Proxy starting in Q1 2016.
II‐VI Inc., a leader in semiconductor lasers, announced that it signed agreements to acquire EpiWorks Inc. and ANADIGICS Inc. These two businesses that will expand II‐VI's technology platforms and production capacity for semiconductor lasers with a scalable 6‐inch epitaxial growth and wafer fabrication platform.
Altair Semiconductor, a leading provider of LTE chipsets, announced the opening of a research and development (R&D) center in Taiwan to support the company’s technical advancement in the major Asian growth-center.
The merger has created a high performance mixed signal semiconductor industry leader, with combined revenue of over $10 billion. The merged entity will continue operations as NXP Semiconductors N.V. and has become the market leader in automotive semiconductor solutions and in general purpose microcontroller (MCU) products.
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.