Microchip Bid for Atmel ‘Superior’

Chandler, Ariz. — Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions today announced that it was informed last night that the Board of Directors of Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML) had determined that Microchip’s  proposal to acquire Atmel for $8.15 per share in a cash and stock transaction constitutes a “Superior Proposal”…

Dialog Buys Atmel to Cut Dependence on Apple

Dialog Semiconductor PLC said it will pay approximately $4.6 billion for Atmel Corp. to further deepen relationship with the world’s leading mobile phone manufacturers and simultaneously diversify its revenue base to attract new customers in the fast-growing market for connected devices, or Internet of Things, (IoT), and the automotive industry. The combination of the two…

Dialog Licenses Cadence’s DSP IP

Dialog Semiconductor, a provider of highly integrated power management, audio, AC/DC and short-range wireless technologies, announced today that it has licenced Tensilica® HiFi Audio/Voice DSP IP from Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation. Dialog will initially deploy the IP to develop next-generation audio solutions for its connectivity products.…