Sequans Announces Initial Public Offering Price

PARIS — Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) (the Company), a 4G chipmaker, supplying LTE and WiMAX chips to equipment manufacturers and mobile operators worldwide, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of American Depositary Shares (ADSs), representing 7,700,000 ordinary shares, at a price to the public of $10.00 per ADS. The ADSs will…

Will Electronics Firms Give Up on Japan Manufacturing?

With aftershocks continuing in Japan, are electronics firms showing signs of giving up on the shaky country? So far, the answer appears to be no. Companies whose supply chains originate in Japan have sought short-term solutions to inventory interruptions, of course. But few reports exist of companies making fundamental changes in their long-term sourcing plans.…

Foxconn Eyes Brazil

The world's biggest electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider wants to help its OEM clients serve their customers in South America, and it's willing to invest as much as $12 billion on that effort. The way {complink 2125|Foxconn Electronics Inc.} sees it, mulling over plans to invest in manufacturing plants in Brazil is in line with…

China Targets Metals Market With Equinox Bid

By Western standards, Minmetals Resources Ltd.'s $6.5 billion all-cash offer for Equinox Minerals Ltd. merits a short footnote in the history of corporate mergers and acquisitions. While transactions like this are above average in dollar amount, they aren't big enough to effect structural market changes and are usually quickly forgotten after a short while. For…

TI’s $6.5B Offer Rescues National From Humdrum Growth

The way Don Macleod tells it, {complink 3614|National Semiconductor Corp.} “was not looking to be acquired” when rival analog vendor {complink 5703|Texas Instruments Inc.} approached it with an acquisition offer. The deal, though, “provides a very compelling value for our shareholders,” according to Macleod, National's CEO. That's an understatement. The hefty, almost 80 percent premium…

What’s Next for PC-Centric Acer?

Since the March 31 resignation of {complink 38|Acer Inc.} CEO Gianfranco Lanci, consensus has been that he was unceremoniously pushed out because of the rapid growth in demand for tablets from {complink 379|Apple Inc.} and other equipment vendors. That may be partly true, but indications are that it’s not the entire picture. In fact, a…