NXP, Freescale Announce $40 Billion Merger

Enhances NXP’s strategy to lead in the “Secure Connections for a Smarter World” Establishes #1 Automotive Semiconductor Supplier Establishes #1 General-purpose MCU Supplier Clear path to $500 million in annual cost synergies Combination is accretive to non-GAAP EPS in first full year Eindhoven, The Netherlands and Austin, Texas, March 2, 2015 (CET) – NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI)…

Lenovo Selects NXP Chip for Phones

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI), today announced that the Lenovo VIBE X2 Pro smartphone, due to be released in April 2015, will use the NXP LPC54100 series of microcontrollers for always-on sensor processing applications. Lenovo selected the LPC54100 series for its processing power and market-leading power efficiency to maximize battery life while supporting today’s popular…

Element14 Expands NXP Portfolio

Element14 has expanded its portfolio of transistors from NXP Semiconductors, a world leader in high-performance mixed signal electronics, with the addition of the industry’s first bipolar transistors in LFPAK56(Power SO-8). These transistors in low-profile LFPAK56 (SOT669) SMD power plastic package, deliver thermal and electrical performance comparable to bipolar transistors in much larger power packages such…

Global Semiconductor Sales Grow 5% in 2013

El Segundo, Calif. —Led by memory chip sales, global semiconductor revenue increased 5.0 percent in 2013, according to the latest research from IHS Technology. Total semiconductor revenue reached $318.1 billion in 2013, up from $303.1 billion in 2012. Last year’s growth “reversed the disappointing 2.4 percent loss of 2012, when revenue contracted from $310.6 billion in 2011,”…

Renesas Tops Automotive IC Supplier Ranking

El Segundo, Calif. —Renesas maintained its number one ranking in the automotive semiconductor market in 2013, with a half-billion-dollar gap over the second-place competitor, Infineon, according to IHS Technology. Rounding out the top five are STMicroelecronics, Freescale and NXP. The overall automotive semiconductor market expanded five percent in 2013, reaching $26.7 billion in 2013, up from $25.4…

Renesas Tops Automotive IC Ranking

London, England — Renesas Electronics was the top vendor of semiconductors to the original equipment (OE) automotive sector in 2013, according to Semicast Research. Rounding out the top five are Infineon Technologies, STMicroelectronics, Freescale, and NXP. Revenue for the OE automotive semiconductor market is estimated at $27.1 billion in 2013, according to the market research…

NXP Expands Digi-Key Support

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced NXP’s support of increasing production-level quantities of its semiconductor line. Responding to increasing customer demand, NXP joins a growing number of component suppliers seeking a next-generation distributor, offering a broad, high-mix supply of in-stock components. “Digi-Key has…