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Cobham to Acquire M/A-COM for $425 M

Cobham plc (Cobham) announced that it has reached agreement to purchase M/A-COM from Tyco Electronics for a cash consideration of US$425 M on a debt and cash free basis payable on completion, which will be satisfied from Cobham’s existing cash and debt facilities. The goodwill arising on completion is...
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Accellera Continues Support for Verification and Interoperability

Accellera , the electronics industry organization focused on Electronic Design Automation (EDA) standards, announced that its Board of Directors answered electronic design verification tool users’ requests by approving the formation of a new verification standards committee. The Verification Intellectual Property (VIP) Technical Subcommittee (TSC) is chartered to define standard...
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RFMD Announces Strategic Restructuring

RF Micro Devices Inc. , a leader in the design and manufacture of high performance semiconductor components, announced that effective immediately RFMD® is reducing its investments in wireless systems, including cellular transceivers and GPS solutions, in order to focus on core semiconductor component opportunities, including cellular front ends and...
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Agilent’s John Barr Retires

After 37 years of service to HP and Agilent, John Barr will be retiring at the end of this month. Barr joined HP in 1971 after graduating from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has held numerous roles in R&D including RF component designer, software engineer and then advanced...
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