Diodes to Buy Pericom Semiconductor

Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ: DIOD), a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic and analog semiconductor markets and Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM), a worldwide supplier of high performance connectivity and timing solutions, today announced that Diodes Incorporated and Pericom have entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger…

ROHM Bets on Digital Power with Powervation Acquisition

ROHM Co., Ltd., a global analog power IC manufacturer, has acquired Powervation Ltd., a privately-held digital power IC manufacturer for approximately $70 million, in an all-cash transaction.  The acquisition is expected to significantly expand ROHM’s market position in the digital power solutions market as analog technologies continue to be displaced by digital power. ROHM is…

Tsinghua-Micron: A Fake $23B Deal to Test U.S. Regulators?

Micron Technology Inc. may be an attractive acquisition target but it should not be on the acquisition menu of China’s Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd. as reported earlier this week by many news outlets. In fact, considering the likely regulatory opposition to the deal, it shouldn’t even be seriously considered by a Chinese company. This transaction doesn’t…

RF Industries Buys Rel-Tech Electronics

San Diego, Calif. —  RF INDUSTRIES, LTD. (NASDAQ:RFIL) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Rel-Tech Electronics, Inc. (Rel-Tech), a  Milford, Connecticut-based manufacturer of custom cable assemblies and wiring harnesses, for a total purchase price of up to $3,100,000. The acquisition of all outstanding shares of Rel-Tech consists of  $2,100,000 in cash, 50,467 shares of RFI’s common stock valued…

Aavid Acquires Qfinsoft Technology

Boston, Mass. — Aavid Corporation (“Aavid”) announced it has acquired Qfinsoft Technology Inc. (“Qfinsoft”). Based in Rossland, BC, Canada, Qfinsoft specializes in developing software for the simulation of fluid flow, thermodynamics, and combustion processes. Its Qfin software is widely used in fluid flow and thermal management applications and its Qled software is the only product of its…

RF Industries Acquires ComPro Connector Technology

San Diego, Calif. —  RF Industries, Ltd. (NASDAQ: RFIL) announces the purchase of the ComPro braided product line (ComPro Product Line) from JMA Wireless.  JMA retains all of its compression connector product lines for corrugated cables. The ComPro Product Line utilizes a patented compression technology that offers revolutionary advantages for a water-tight connection, easier installation, and improved…

Microsemi to Acquire Vitesse Semiconductor

— Expands differentiated technology offering for strategic communication infrastructure applications and customers — Increases traction in carrier, enterprise and industrial-IoT markets enabling broader solution sale — Delivers immediate EPS accretion and synergies Aliso Viejo, Calif. —  Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, and Vitesse Semiconductor…

Panasonic to Acquire ITC Global

Washington — Panasonic Corporation and ITC Global announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Panasonic to acquire ITC Global, a leading provider of satellite communication services for the energy, mining, and maritime markets. Founded in 2001 with regional headquarters inHouston, Texas; Sion, Switzerland; and Perth, Australia, ITC Global serves customers at more than…