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Freescale-NXP - The Overlap

One Who Knows tells me that there is considerable overlap between the product lines of Freescale and NXP which will be a major determinant of the number of people who will be sacked after the merger…

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China Turns The Screw

China is turning the screw on US tech companies. Cisco, Apple, McAfee and Citrix have all had their names removed from the list of approved suppliers to China government departments…

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Freescale Up For Sale Again

Poor old Freescale which has suffered a decade of turmoil being sold and re-sold, IPO’d twice, re-orged, re-structured and trimmed is now on the block again, says Bloomberg…

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ST Seeks Return To Revenue Growth

STMicroelectronics reported 2014 sales of $7.4 billion for a net profit of $128 million and Q4 sales of $1.83 billion for a Q4 net profit of $43 million. It expects a 5% drop in revenues in Q1…

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Dirty Tricks At IBM

Employee-stuffing during M&A is the latest dirty trick being used to get rid of employees in failing companies, according to SemiWiki. https://www.semiwiki.com/forum/content/4211-ibm-humiliate-20%-workforce.html…

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$415m Offered To Settle No Poaching Case

The amount to settle the no-poaching class action lawsuit brought against Intel, Google, Apple and Adobe has been raised to $415 million from $324 million…

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The Quest For Qorvo

So the industry has a new company – Qorvo – the result of the merger announced last February between RF Micro Devices and TriQuint…

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Idiots

The surprising thing about BT’s negotiations to buy a mobile carrier are the prices being bandied about…

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