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Cypress Ups The Ante Again: Now It's $21.25

As DontAgree kindly points out, Cypress has raised its bid for ISSI. The new bid is $21.25 up from the last $21 bid of Chinese consortium Uphill Investments led by Chinese private equity company Summitview Capital. Uphill’s $21 bid valued at $698.7 million. Cypress’ new $21.25…

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Three Years Of Growth, Says SIA.

April semiconductor sales were $27.6 billion which was 0.4% down on March but 4.8% up on April 2014, says the SIA. “Year-to-year semiconductor sales increased for the 24th straight month in April, thanks largely to continued growth in the Americas and Asia Pacific regional markets…

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The Stonking Six

Six top 20 companies had 20%+ growth in Q1 compared to Q1 2014, reports IC Insights. Mediatek entered the top 10 while ST dropped out. Sharp and UMC moved into the top 20 while Nvidia and AMD moved out…

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Avago On A Buying Spree

Avago, thwarted in its aspiration to acquire Freescale, is now eyeing other possible targets including Xilinx, Renesas and Maxim, reports Re/Code…

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ST Sensor Sales Fall Off A Cliff

ST Microelectronics saw sensor sales fall 19% last year to reduce its place in the sensor market from No.2 to No.4, says IC Insights…

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SIA Reports 6% Q1 IC Growth

Q1 semi sales were up 6% on Q12014, reports the SIA, to reach $83.1 billion.<!–more–> March sales were also up 6% y-o-y at $27.7 billion “Despite macroeconomic challenges, first quarter global semiconductor sales are higher than they were last year, which was a…

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Onwards and Upwards at Infineon

Infineon’s calendar Q1 revenue was up by €355 million from €1,128 million to €1,483 million due to consolidation of International Rectifier, increased demand for Chip Card & Security products and positive currency development. IR sales contributed 200 million euros…

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