Broadcom has acquired the enterprise security business of Symantec for $10.7 billion. Apple, Samsung, Marvell, SK Siltron, NXP Semiconductors, Infineon and Qualcomm also announced the deal in last one year. We mentioned below major deals in the semiconductor industry.
#1 – SK Siltron acquisition of DuPont’s SiC Wafer division for $450 million
South Korea based SK Siltron, announced that it has completed the acquisition of DuPont’s Silicon Carbide Wafer (SiC Wafer) unit for $450 million. With this acquisition, SK Siltron is expected to increase SiC wafers’ production and create additional jobs in the U.S. The primary site for the business is in Auburn, Michigan, about 120 miles north of Detroit.
After this deal, SK Siltron is expected to maximize its R&D and production capabilities and synergize between its current major businesses, while securing new growth engines by entering rapidly expanding areas.[Read More] /
#2 – Samsung begins mass production at new EUV Manufacturing Line in Korea
South Korea based Samsung Electronics new semiconductor fabrication line in Hwaseong, S. Korea, began mass production. The company’s V1, facility, is its first semiconductor production line dedicated to the extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography technology and produces chips using process node of 7 nanometer (nm) and below.
The V1 facility of the company is currently producing state-of-the-art mobile chips with 7 and 6nm process technology. Together with Samsung’s S3 line, the V1 line is projected to play a pivotal role in responding to fast-growing global market demand for single-digit node foundry technologies.. [Read More]
#3 – Samsung invests $8 billion in China’s chip facility
Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest maker of NAND flash memory chips, announced investment of $8 billion at its chip plant in China to increase the production of NAND flash memory chips. Samsung’s NAND flash memory chips can hold data permanently and are used in mobile devices, memory cards, USB flash drives, and solid-state drives. Samsung is the world’s largest producer of NAND flash memory chips for various applications.
#4 – Apple will acquire Intel’s smartphone business for $1 billion
Global technology innovation company Apple, acquires Intel’s smartphone modem business for $1 billion. Intel holds the option to develop modems for non-smartphone applications, such as PCs, and autonomous vehicles and other applications. After this acquisition deal, Intel will focus on developing technology for 5G networks. The semiconductor industry leader, Intel, is shaping the data-centric future with computing and communications technology that is the foundation of the world’s innovations.
#5 – Marvell has acquired Avera Semiconductor for $600 million
California based global semiconductor company Marvell, has completed the acquisition of Avera Semiconductor, the Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) business of GLOBALFOUNDRIES, for approximately $600 million. With this acquisition, Marvell is now able to offer the complete spectrum of semiconductor solutions spanning 5G, data center, enterprise, and automotive applications.
#6 – Broadcom has acquired enterprise security business of Symantec for $10.7 billion
Broadcom, Inc, a California based global technology leader, has acquired the enterprise security business of Symantec Corporation for $10.7 billion. Broadcom designs, develops and supplies semiconductor and infrastructure software solutions across the world. The addition of Symantec’s enterprise security portfolio will strengthen Broadcom’s infrastructure software footprint. Symantec’s enterprise security business offers a best-in-class suite of integrated enterprise security solutions to customers.
#7 – NXP has acquired Marvell’s Wi-Fi Connectivity Business for $1.7 billion
NXP Semiconductors, a Netherlands based global semiconductor manufacturer, has acquired Marvell’s Wi-Fi Connectivity Business for approximately $1.7 billion. The acquisition includes Marvell’s Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology portfolios and related assets. The deal will help NXP, which makes a wide range of chips for industrial and automotive customers, to cross-sell Marvell’s products to its clients.
#8 – Infineon will acquire Cypress Semiconductor for US$ 9 billion
Infineon Technologies AG, is a Germany based global semiconductor manufacturer, announced acquisition of Cypress Semiconductor for US$ 9 billion. After the acquisition of Cypress, the Infineon will consequently strengthen its focus on structural growth drivers and serve a broader range of applications. The deal also helps to improve Infineon’s financial strength. Cypress has a distinguished portfolio of microcontrollers as well as software and connectivity components that are complementary to Infineon’s leading power semiconductors, sensors, and security solutions.
#9 – Qualcomm has acquired RF360 Holdings Singapore
Qualcomm Incorporated, a leading semiconductor and telecommunications equipment company, has acquired the remaining interest in RF360 Holdings Singapore Pte. Ltd., a joint venture with TDK Corporation. With this acquisition, Qualcomm can provide customers a complete end-to-end solution from the modem to the antenna, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 5G Modem-RF System, filters, multiplexers, antenna tuning & LNAs.