Mergers & acquisitions increase as key players engage in post-pandemic market-share consolidations

Mergers and Acquisitions
Graphcore objects to Nvidia-Arm takeover 
Graphcore’s CEO said the Nvidia takeover risks closing down or limiting other companies’ access to leading-edge CPU processor designs that are so important across the technology world, from data centers to mobile, to cars in embedded devices of every kind. Read More>>
Dialog agrees to USD 6 Bn takeover by Renesas Electronics 
The UK company, which specializes in designing power management chips, and counts Apple Inc among its clients, said in August 2020 that it would collaborate with Renesas on car computing platforms. Read More>>
PCC clears ADI, Maxim merger 
The watchdog said the merger would not lessen competition in the semiconductor market because of the transaction’s global nature. This comes after Maxim signed an agreement with ADI and Magneto on the merger, which puts the former’s value at approximately USD 21 Bn. Read More>>
SK Hynix signs MOU with Dalian, China, to acquire Intel Fab for supporting the Chinese IT industry  
Both parties will jointly collaborate on SK Hynix’s acquisition of Intel’s Dalian semiconductor fabrication plant (“Dalian Fab”) and SK Hynix’s future investments in Dalian. Read More>>

Far EasTone and Ericsson Dedicated Networks to accelerate MediaTek’s 5G Chipset production 
Dedicated Networks is Ericsson’s private network solution. The private network enables MediaTek to fully utilize FET’s band mix in low-, mid-, and high-bands, allowing MediaTek to explore and test products for different scenarios in real-life commercial environments. Read More>>
AMIT Wireless and Sequans partner to deliver two new distance learning connectivity devices for CBRS Networks in the USA 
Through this partnership, they have built two powerful connectivity solutions that have all of the necessary capabilities needed to facilitate high-speed distance learning with robust data throughput. Read More>>
Sequitur Labs partners with STMicroelectronics 
Sequitur’s EmSPARK Security Suite will be able to offer a security framework protecting embedded firmware, keys, and security-critical assets for both ST’s customers and thousands of partners building products, solutions, and ecosystems in fields like smart mobility, efficient power and energy management, IoT, and 5G. Read More>>
Deals and Deal renewals
Xilinx to supply chips to Fujitsu for US 5G network gear 
Fujitsu and Xilinx, which is being acquired for USD 35 Bn by Advanced Micro Devices Inc. AMD said 5G gear would be used for a new 5G network in the United States but did not name the carrier. Read More>>
TSMC to make 3nm chips for Intel 
Intel’s upcoming chips designed with a 3nm process will go into mass production in the second half of 2022.The orders would be of considerable importance since Intel will then become TSMC’s second-largest customer, behind Apple. Read More>>
Executive Movement
Silicon Labs appoints Dr. Manish Kothari to scale Wireless Development Center in India 
Kothari will grow the wireless engineering talent, build scalable infrastructure, and foster local partnerships in Hyderabad. Read More>>
Thad Trent appointed as ON Semiconductor’s EVP, CFO 
Trent has held several leadership roles throughout his career, most recently as CFO at Cypress Semiconductor. Read More>>
Center setup and Expansion
Hyderabad to drive innovation for Micron Technology  
The company has signed up a large SEZ space of 1.03 million square feet at Phoenix’s Tech Zone in Hyderabad. The center will have 5,000 employees in 2-3 years. Micron currently has specialized groups in varied domains such as data sciences, smart manufacturing, design, mobile controller, internal IT, consumer products, and others. Read More>>
Intel invests an additional USD 475 Mn in Vietnam for chip assembly and manufacturing facility  
This new investment is in addition to Intel’s USD 1 Bn investment to build a state-of-the-art chip assembly and test manufacturing facility in Saigon Hi-Tech Park (SHTP). Read More>>
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Silicon & Technology Platforms Market Analysis: Silicon and Technology Platforms Market is growing steadily with emerging technologies such as AI/ML/NLP, cloud, IoT giving rise to multiple solutions in the field of consumer electronics and industrial automation. Companies are focusing on three major areas: Device Optimization, Software Integration, and Smart IoT. Click here to read more 

Semiconductor Industry Analysis – North America: North America Market is estimated to exhibit dynamic growth driven by the increasing investments in R&D activities. US Industry expenditures in R&D increased at the compound annual growth rate of about 6.6% from 1999 to 2019. The semiconductor market for servers could increase by 1 to 7 percent, driven by a strong demand as more people work from home. Click here to read more

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