This week in Semiconductor: Diodes Incorporated completes $450m acquisition of Lite-On Semiconductor Corporation

Merger and Acquisitions
Xilinx investor sues to stop $35b semiconductor merger 
Investor Shiva Stein accused Xilinx and its board of violating the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by failing to provide information about the financial projections the company’s financial adviser, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, relied on in its financial analyses. Read More>>
Imagination sells Ensigma Wi-Fi technology to Nordic Semiconductor 
The move will enable Imagination to focus on the world-leading graphics, vision, and AI processing technologies that represent the majority of its business. Read More>>
Diodes Incorporated completes $450m acquisition of Lite-On Semiconductor Corporation 
The acquisition expands Diodes’ wafer fabrication and assembly and test capacity and provides us an opportunity to improve LSC’s profitability through operating and manufacturing improvements and increased factory utilization. Read More>>
RSTOR Partners with Avnet to support initiatives in complex hybrid, multi-cloud environments 
The partnership will support organizations pursuing ambitious business transformation initiatives in today’s hybrid, multi-cloud enterprise infrastructure environment. Read More>>
DoCoMo partners with Qualcomm for 5G sub-6 GHz carrier aggregation 
Using the carrier’s new 5G network and select devices powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform with the Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System, customers can now experience mobile download speeds of up to 4.2 Gbps. Read More>>
Northwestern and Maxim Integrated partner on next-generation medical sensors 
Bioelectronics partnership will initially focus on wireless devices for COVID-19 monitoring. Read More>>

Executive Movement
Nvidia Hires IBM Vet Steve Fields to work on data center systems 
Fields has worked at IBM for 30 years, as vice president of data center system architecture. Read More>>
SKT CEO made vice chairman of SK hynix 
Park Jung-ho is an expert on corporate mergers and acquisitions and a close aide to SK Chairman Chey Tae-won. Read More>>

First Sensor AG plans sale of further subsidiaries to TE Connectivity 
The total purchase price amounts to EUR 25.4 million. The sales are intended to leverage synergies in the integration of First Sensor into the TE Connectivity group. Read More>>
Semtech (SMTC) and Ripl to offer asset tracking solution 
Ripl Networks’ asset tracking solution — which has been paired with Semtech’s LoRa devices — will be deployed at naval ports. The solution will help DOD keep a complete check on critical American assets by accurately monitoring them. Read More>>
Intel’s Habana Labs starts to chip away at Nvidia in cloud with AWS deal 
Habana’s Gaudi AI training processor, launched in June 2019, has faster processing speeds to compete with similar Intel rival Nvidia products. Read More>>
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