Kemet, Yageo, merger, IP&E

Yageo-Kemet Builds $3 Billion IP&E Powerhouse

Yageo Corp.’s $1.8 billion acquisition of Kemet Corp. will unite two leading component makers into a $3 billion powerhouse in the interconnect, passives and electromechanical (IP&E) market. The move will expand both companies’ global footprint, market penetration and product portfolios. “Together with Yageo, we will have an enhanced global footprint and be better able to…

Infineon’s Cypress Buy Shouldn’t Shake the Channel

Buyers probably won’t see a shakeup in the distribution channel as Infineon Technologies embarks on its $10 billion acquisition of Cypress Semiconductors. Both chip companies sell through global volume distributors Arrow Electronics Inc., Avnet Inc. and Future Electronics Inc. They also have Digi-Key, Mouser and Newark in common, small-volume (or “catalog”) distributors that cater to…

Infinite RF, L-Com Announce Merger

Irvine, Calif. – Infinite RF Holdings, Inc., an urgent needs supplier of engineering-grade radio frequency (RF), microwave and millimeter-wave components and cable assemblies through their Pasternack and Fairview Microwave branded lines, today announced the acquisition of L-com, Inc., a manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity solutions with significant custom manufacturing capabilities. Headquartered in North Andover,…

DuPont, Dow Chemical to Merge

DuPont (NYSE:DD) and The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) today announced that their boards of directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement under which the companies will combine in an all-stock merger of equals. The combined company will be named DowDuPont. The parties intend to subsequently pursue a separation of DowDuPont into three independent, publicly traded companies…

Pericom OKs Diodes Bid

Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (“Pericom” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: PSEM) announced today that, based on a preliminary count of the votes cast at the Company’s Special Meeting of Shareholders held this morning, Pericom shareholders have approved the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger between Diodes Incorporated (“Diodes”) (NASDAQ: DIOD) and Pericom (the “Agreement”). Based on…

ON Semiconductor to Acquire Fairchild for $2.4 Billion in Cash

ON Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: ON) (“ON Semiconductor”) and Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. (Nasdaq: FCS) (“Fairchild”) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for ON Semiconductor to acquire Fairchild for $20.00 per share in an all cash transaction valued at approximately $2.4 billion. The acquisition creates a leader in the power semiconductor market…