‘Business as Usual’ For Microchip/Microsemi Distributors

Microchip Technology Inc.’s $10.1 billion acquisition of Microsemi Corp. will not have a short-term impact on the suppliers’ distribution relationships, Microchip chairman and CEO Steve Sanghi told analysts last week. Microchip conducts business with many of Microsemi’s distributors, he added, and post-merger channel relationships will be jointly evaluated after the deal is closed. For the…

Microchip to Acquire Microsemi

Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, and Microsemi Corporation (NASDAQ: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced that the two companies have signed a definitive agreement pursuant to which Microchip will acquire Microsemi for $68.78 per share…

Toshiba Appoints New CEO

The Board of Directors (the Board) of Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502), meeting today, resolved to appoint Mr. Nobuaki Kurumatani for the post of Representative Executive Officer and Chairman of Toshiba Corporation, as of April 1, 2018. The Board has also decided to reappoint Mr. Satoshi Tsunakawa to his current position of Representative Executive Officer and…

CISSOID Offers Equivalents for Honeywell’s Obsoleted High-Temp Parts

CISSOID, the leader in high temperature and extended lifetime semiconductor solutions, announces its readiness in supporting customers affected by the Last-Time-Buy (LTB) announcement by Honeywell for its High Temperature Microelectronics Products and releases a cross-reference table for CISSOID equivalent parts, all rated from -55°C to 225°C and also available as bare die: Honeywell’s Obsoleted Products CISSOID’s Equivalent…

Broadcom-Qualcomm: A Merger of Equals is Better

Qualcomm Inc. was right to turn down Broadcom Ltd.’s “final” purchase offer. It is bad for both companies. A better deal is a merger of equals that promises major tax benefits for shareholders, a lower debt burden and swift integration. A merger is what Broadcom and Qualcomm should be discussing rather than the likely fruitless…

ON Semi Joins Audi Progressive SemiConductor Program

ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON), driving energy efficient innovations, has announced a strategic relationship with Audi following its selection to become part of the German car maker’s Progressive SemiConductor Program (PSCP). The goal of the interdisciplinary semiconductor strategy is to foster innovation along with quality and make the latest technologies available for Audi models early on -…