Renesas to Acquire Intersil for $3.2B

Renesas Electronics Corporation (“Renesas”, TSE: 6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, and Intersil Corporation (“Intersil”, NASDAQ:ISIL), a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, today announced they have signed a definitive agreement for Renesas to acquire Intersil for US$22.50 per share in cash, representing an aggregate equity value of approximately US$3.2 billion…

Global Semiconductor Sales Rebound in July

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $27.1 billion for the month of July 2016, an increase of 2.6 percent compared to the previous month’s total of $26.4 billion. July marked the global market’s largest month-to-month sales increase since September 2013, though sales were down 2.8…

China Semiconductor Industry to Reach $158B by 2020

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “China Semiconductor Industry: Expansion Plans Analysis and Trends (Government Policies and Guidelines, Import and Export Impact on Trade Partners, Key Concepts, Case Study, Key Strategies Adopted, Future Plans, and Recommendation to Players)” report to their offering. “China Semiconductor Industry: Expansion Plans Analysis and Trends (Government Policies and Guidelines, Import…

Mouser Names VP of Marketing for EMEA

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, today announced the appointment of Graham Maggs to Vice President of Marketing–EMEA for Mouser. Maggs, an industry veteran with over 28 years of experience in European and global roles, joined the Mouser team in April 2010 and has been instrumental in…

Russia Scam Spotlights Technology Export Control

It reads like a spy novel. A dual U.S.-Russian citizen admitted to operating as an unauthorized agent of the Russian government and exporting leading-edge semiconductors for use by Russia’s military, Reuters reported. Alexander Fishenko, founder of Arc Electronics Inc., was among 11 people charged in 2012 in connection with what authorities said was an elaborate…

Cavium Names New COO

San Jose, Calif. — Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, cloud, wired and wireless networking, today announced that Raghib Hussain has been named Chief Operating Officer of Cavium. Mr. Hussain co-founded Cavium in 2000. He has served in various management and technology leadership roles since the inception…

Flip-Chip Technology Boosts Markets

Wellesley, Mass. – New levels of performance of electronics technology have been enabled by flip-chip technology, fueling the growth of global markets for semiconductors, electronic devices, and a host of industrial and consumer products. BCC Research reveals in its new report that increasing complexity of the architecture of chip design and fabrication is spurring this market’s exponential growth…