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.