It’s been nearly a year since Microchip acquired Atmel for $3.56 Billion. As with any merger, acquisition, or buyout, there has been concern and speculation over what will become of the Atmel catalog, the Microchip catalog, and Microchip’s strategy for the coming years.
For the Hackaday audience, this is a far more important issue than Intel’s acquisition of Altera, On Semi and Fairchild, and even Avago’s purchase of Broadcom in the largest semiconductor deal in history.
Microchip Technology Inc. signed a deal to buy Atmel Corp., which said last week that Microchip’s unsolicited bid was superior to an agreement with Dialog Semiconductor.
Dialog Semiconductor has announced their acquisition of Atmel for $4.6 Billion. In recent years, semiconductor companies have been flush with cash, and this inevitably means consolidation. NXP and Freescale merged in March. In June,...
The acquisition is the latest in a series of mergers and acquisitions in the semiconductor industry as chip makers combine to cut costs.
Just last week, there was considerable speculation that Microchip would buy Atmel. The deal wasn’t done, and there was precedent that this deal wouldn’t happen – earlier this year, Dialog made an approach at Atmel. Now, though, the ...