Microchip Improves Semiconductor Purchasing

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MCHP), today debuted its updated, feature-rich and mobile-optimized e-commerce platform for purchasing microcontrollers, mixed-signal, analog, Flash-IP solutions and more. microchipDIRECT, which sells Microchip parts directly to customers, has been updated with several new mobile-accessible features that are now available for the first time in the semiconductor industry. The new mobile website includes high-volume…

Inphi Sells Memory Business to Rambus for $90M

Santa Clara, Calif. – Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI), a leading provider of high-speed, mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for the communications, data center and computing markets, today announced a definitive agreement to sell its memory product business to Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ: RMBS) for $90 million in cash inclusive of a 12.5 percent escrow. The sale is currently expected to…

Skyworks to Acquire PMC-Sierra for $2B

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, and PMC-Sierra, Inc. (PMC) (NASDAQ: PMCS), a semiconductor and software solutions leader in storage, optical and mobile networks, today announced a definitive agreement under which Skyworks will acquire PMC for $10.50 per share in an all-cash transaction valued…

MagnaChip Announces Management Changes

Seoul, South Korea  — MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation (“MagnaChip” or the “Company”) (NYSE: MX), a Korea-based designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products, today announced that Tae Young Hwang has resigned as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer and President and from all other officer and director positions with the Company and its subsidiaries. Mr. Hwang’s resignation…

Monolithic Power Systems Signs Avnet Memec

San Jose, Calif. – Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) (Nasdaq: MPWR), a leading fabless manufacturer of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, and Avnet Memec, an Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) company and leading global technology distributor, announced the formation of a pan-European value-added distribution agreement. With the new partnership, Avnet Memec is chartered with sales and value-added support…