Factbox: Biggest global deals in the fast-growing chip industry

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(Reuters) – Advanced Micro Devices Inc AMD.O said on Tuesday it would buy rival chipmaker Xilinx XLNX.O in a $ 35 billion all-stock deal, seeking a greater market share lucrative data center chips.

The deal marks another milestone in the consolidation of the global semiconductor industry, as chipmakers stock up on ammunition to deliver an ever-growing Internet of Things that connects everything from speakers smart to cars with processors.

The industry has seen at least 120 acquisitions worth at least $ 1 billion in the past two decades, according to data from Refinitiv.

Below are some high value semiconductor transactions that have taken place over the past five years.

** Nvidia Corp NVDA.O has agreed to buy UK-based chip designer Arm from Softbank Group Corp 9984.T in Japan for around $ 40 billion in September 2020. The deal is pending approval. regulatory.

** Chip developer Avago Technologies Ltd AVGO.O bought semiconductor giant Broadcom Corp BRCM.O for $ 37 billion, a deal that closed in February 2016.

** Softbank Group 9984.T acquired UK-based chip designer Arm in 2016 for $ 30.75 billion.

** Analog Devices Inc ADI.O announced in July that it would purchase Maxim Integrated Products Inc MXIM.O for $ 20.67 billion, a deal slated to close in the summer of 2021.

** Toshiba Memory Corp sold its chip unit to the KK Pangea investment consortium for $ 17.93 billion in September 2017.

** NXP Semiconductors NXPI.O purchased Freescale Semiconductors for approximately $ 16.1 billion in 2015.

** Intel Corp INTC.O bought rival Altera Corp for $ 15.33 billion in 2015.

** German company Infineon Technologies IFXGn.DE completed its $ 10 billion acquisition of Cypress Semiconductor Corp in April.

Reporting by Eva Mathews and Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru, written by Subrat Patnaik; Editing by Bernard Orr

Original © Thomson Reuters

Originally posted 2020-10-27 13:36:10.

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