Lattice Semiconductor Announces CEO Succession Plan

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:LSCC), the leading provider of customizable smart connectivity solutions, today announced that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Darin G. Billerbeck, has decided to retire and will also step down from the Company’s Board of Directors on March 16, 2018. The Board has appointed Glen Hawk, the Company’s Chief Operating Officer since November 2015, as Interim CEO,…

Gallagher Gauges Avnet’s Transformation

Phil Gallagher is optimistic about Avnet Inc. Following the announcement of the distributor’s fiscal Q2 earnings, the president of Avnet’s electronic components business assessed the company’s progress after a tumultuous 18 months. “We are making progress,” Gallagher said. “We are excited about where we are. We feel we are coming out the other side of a number…

Mouser Ships Lattice iCE40 UltraPlus FPGAs

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is now offering the iCE40UP3K and iCE40UP5K iCE40 UltraPlus FPGAs from Lattice Semiconductor. The newest additions to Lattice’s popular iCE40 product family, the UltraPlus FPGA and sensor manager devices deliver eight times more memory, twice the number of digital signal processors (DSPs),…

Can China Get Any Chipmaker if it Can’t Even Buy Lattice?

Chinese enterprises, government and public investment firms need a different international M&A strategy because whatever they are doing now is clearly not working in the global semiconductor market. China has built a $150 billion-plus technology war chest to transform its economy into a high-end IT powerhouse but Western governments have repeatedly checkmated those moves in…

WPG Americas Partners with Lattice Semiconductor

WPG Americas Inc. (WPGA) a subsidiary of WPG Holdings, the largest global electronic components distributor, announced today a new partnership with Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, a leading provider of customizable smart connectivity solutions. The addition of Lattice expands WPG Americas’ IoT product offering. “We are excited to offer Lattice’s smart connectivity solutions, providing more opportunities for our…

Private Equity Firm to Buy Lattice Semiconductor for $1.3B

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:LSCC) (“Lattice” or the “Company”) and Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, Inc. (“Canyon Bridge”) today announced that the Company and Canyon Bridge Acquisition Company, Inc. (“Parent”), an affiliate of Canyon Bridge, have signed a definitive agreement under which Parent will acquire all outstanding shares of Lattice for approximately $1.3 billion inclusive of Lattice’s net debt, or $8.30 per share in cash. This…

Lattice Extends Synopsys IP Licensure Deal

Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS), a global leader providing software, IP and services used to accelerate innovation in chips and electronic systems, and Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (LSCC) today announced a multi-year extension of their OEM agreement for Synopsys’ Synplify® FPGA synthesis tools optimized for Lattice FPGAs and Complex Programmable Logic Devices (CPLDs). With this agreement Synopsys continues…