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.
Qualcomm Inc. announced that it has reached agreement with CSR plc regarding the terms of a recommended cash acquisition through which the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of CSR will be acquired by Qualcomm Global Trading Pte. Ltd, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc.
Anite, a global leader in wireless network testing technology, announced the acquisition of Xceed Technologies Inc., to meet the growing market requirements for data analysis and post-processing and to further expand its network testing product portfolio.
Microsemi Corp., a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced CNT Acquisition Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Microsemi, successfully completed the acquisition of Centellax.
Murata Electronics North America, Inc. and Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Murata will acquire all outstanding shares of Peregrine not owned by Murata, for $12.50 per share in cash, or a total transaction value of $471 million.
Infineon Technologies AG and International Rectifier Corp. have signed a definitive agreement under which Infineon will acquire International Rectifier for $40 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $3 billion.
Exelis has completed the acquisition of Celestech, a privately held technology development and engineering firm, with locations in Chantilly, Virginia and Phoenix, Arizona. Celestech's acquisition does not materially impact Exelis financial results for the second quarter of 2014.