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  • Business-News 2018:
  • March 6th, 2018:
  • Cree, Inc. has acquired assets of Infineon Technologies AG Radio Frequency (RF) Power Business for approximately 345 million. The transaction expands the Cree Wolfspeed business unit's wireless market opportunity. Infineon continues to drive key growth areas such as electro-mobility, autonomous driving, renewables and technologies for a connected world. The transaction has closed and is effective today.
  • March 2nd, 2018:
  • On March 1st, 2018, Microchip Technology Incorporated and Microsemi Corporation announced that the two companies have signed a definitive agreement pursuant to which Microchip will acquire Microsemi for $68.78 per share in cash. The acquisition price represents a total equity value of about $8.35 billion, and a total enterprise value of about $10.15 billion, after accounting for Microsemi's cash and investments, net of debt, on its balance sheet at December 31, 2017.
  • March 2nd, 2018:
  • On February 28th, 2018, TDK Corporation acquired Chirp Microsystems Inc.
    Both companies agreed not to disclose the financial details of the transaction.
  • February 20th, 2018:
  • Infineon Technologies today announced the acquisition of Merus Audio. The Copenhagen-based start-up was founded in 2010 by Hans Hasselby-Andersen and Mikkel Hoyerby. Merus Audio creates energy-efficient integrated audio amplifier solutions. They maximize audio performance and battery playback time for smart home and battery-powered speakers while minimizing heat and design space. Merus Audio will be fully integrated into Infineon's existing audio business and becomes part of the Power Management & Multimarket Division.
    Both companies agreed not to disclose the financial details of the transaction.
  • January 11th, 2018:
  • Synopsys, Inc. announced that it has bought San Jose, California-based Kilopass Technology Inc., founded in 2001, a pioneer in one-time programmable non-volatile memory IP.
    The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
  • January 5th, 2018:
  • Power inductor maker Chilisin Electronics announced it will acquire a 100% stake in fellow maker Mag.Layer Scientific Technics through a stock swap in which 0.73 Chilisin share will be exchanged for one Mag.Layer unit. Chilisin will issue 68.231 million new shares for the deal, with the stock swap slated for July 1st, 2018.
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