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Microsemi now Microchip

Started by HT-Lab March 3, 2018
In case anybody missed it:

https://www10.edacafe.com/nbc/articles/1/1569384/Microchip-Technology-Acquire-Microsemi

Hans
www.ht-lab.com
On 3/3/18 4:28 AM, HT-Lab wrote:
> In case anybody missed it: > > https://www10.edacafe.com/nbc/articles/1/1569384/Microchip-Technology-Acquire-Microsemi > > > Hans > www.ht-lab.com
Well, it isn't final yet, the article says the Boards have approved it but it still needs shareholder approval and regulatory approvals, but sounds like it is expected to clear in the next couple of months.
On 03/03/2018 01:28 AM, HT-Lab wrote:
> In case anybody missed it: > > https://www10.edacafe.com/nbc/articles/1/1569384/Microchip-Technology-Acquire-Microsemi > > > Hans > www.ht-lab.com
Man, Microchip has really come out of nowhere these last few year; they definitely don't want to just be pidgeonholed into PIC anymore. On a larger note, is anyone else feeling like a good 2/3 of the companies you've been doing business with for years have been acquired in just the last few? Linear, National, Altera, Fairchild, Intersil, IRF, Avago, Freescale, and that's just off the very top of my head. -- Rob Gaddi, Highland Technology -- www.highlandtechnology.com Email address domain is currently out of order. See above to fix.
Rob Gaddi wrote:

> On 03/03/2018 01:28 AM, HT-Lab wrote: >> In case anybody missed it: >> >> https://www10.edacafe.com/nbc/articles/1/1569384/Microchip-Technology-
Acquire-Microsemi
>> >> >> Hans >> www.ht-lab.com > > Man, Microchip has really come out of nowhere these last few year; they > definitely don't want to just be pidgeonholed into PIC anymore. > > On a larger note, is anyone else feeling like a good 2/3 of the > companies you've been doing business with for years have been acquired > in just the last few? Linear, National, Altera, Fairchild, Intersil, > IRF, Avago, Freescale, and that's just off the very top of my head. >
Yes, consolidation has been going on for some time, not only in semis, but in other components as well. Tyco has bought out MANY of the connector manufacturers. Jon
On Saturday, 3 March 2018 09:28:59 UTC, HT-Lab  wrote:
> In case anybody missed it: > > https://www10.edacafe.com/nbc/articles/1/1569384/Microchip-Technology-Acquire-Microsemi > > Hans > www.ht-lab.com
True, Microchip is expanding at an exponential rate. It will be interesting to see the market share against others like Cypress for example. cheers, Francesco -- www.neutronix.co.uk
On Monday, March 5, 2018 at 7:20:43 PM UTC+2, Rob Gaddi wrote:
> On 03/03/2018 01:28 AM, HT-Lab wrote: > > In case anybody missed it: > > > > https://www10.edacafe.com/nbc/articles/1/1569384/Microchip-Technology-Acquire-Microsemi > > > > > > Hans > > www.ht-lab.com > > Man, Microchip has really come out of nowhere these last few year; they > definitely don't want to just be pidgeonholed into PIC anymore. > > On a larger note, is anyone else feeling like a good 2/3 of the > companies you've been doing business with for years have been acquired > in just the last few? Linear, National, Altera, Fairchild, Intersil, > IRF, Avago, Freescale, and that's just off the very top of my head. > > -- > Rob Gaddi, Highland Technology -- www.highlandtechnology.com > Email address domain is currently out of order. See above to fix.
Avago was not acquired. Avago acquired Broadcom and after that renamed themselves to more recognizable name.