Featured Mergers and Acquisitions: Diodes, Pericom & more

By: SiliconExpert on October 13th, 2015

Keeping up with mergers and acquisitions in the electronics industry is important. The same exact component that was in your design might now be made by a different manufacturer. Luckily, SiliconExpert keeps up with everything happening with mergers and acquisitions to bring you the latest information.

Updated: 11/25/2015

Microsemi Acquires PMC-Sierra

On November 24th, 2015, Microsemi Corporation and PMC-Sierra Inc. announced that Microsemi will acquire PMC-Sierra. This transaction is valued at $2.5 billion with a over $100 million in cost synergies.

With this strategic acquisition, Microsemi will be the powerhouse of high performance and scalable storage solutions while expanding the product portfolio with high-value communication products. Read More.

On Semiconductors Acquires Fairchild Semiconductors

On November 18th, 2015, ON Semiconductors N.V. and Fairchild Semiconductor International announced that On Semiconductor will acquire Fairchild Semiconductor. This all cash acquisition is valued at $2.4 billion with revenues over $5 billion.

This strategic acquisition will broaden the On Semiconductors’ power semiconductor product line. Their market share in the industrial, smartphone end product and industrial segments will strengthen with the expanded high, medium and low voltage semiconductor products. Read More.

Diodes Inc. & Pericom Semiconductor Merger

On September 3rd, 2015, Diodes Incorporated a global manufacturer of logic, discrete, analogic semiconductors announced and agreement and plan of merger to acquire Pericom Semiconductor Corporation valued at $400 million.  Read more.

NXP Semiconductor N.V. & Freescale Semiconductor Merger

On March 2nd, 2015, NXP Semiconductors N.V. and Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. announced that the two complementary global semiconductor industry leaders will merge becoming the market leader in automotive semiconductor solutions and general purpose microcontroller products. This merger is valued at $40 billion with a revenue over $10 billion. Read more.

The European Commission approves the Freescale acquisition by NXP with a few conditions, but the main condition is to divest its radio frequency power business. Freescale and NXP have similar semiconductor portfolios but for RF transistors they are just close competitors. Read more.

NXP addresses the fear of higher prices and less competition for RF transistors by selling their RF power business to Jianguang Asset Management Co., Ltd. Read more.