Press Releases

Softbank Said to Have a Buyout Offer for Arm

Softbank is said to have been weighing the possibility of holding an initial public offering (IPO) for Arm Holdings, but now there’s said to be at least one company out there that wants to straight-up buy Arm from Softbank.

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ST makes acquisitions to further strengthen the wireless connectivity capabilities of STM32 MCUs

STMicroelectronics announced the signing of two M&A agreements related to the acquisitions of the entire share capital of Ultra Wide Band specialist BeSpoon and of the cellular IoT connectivity assets of Riot Micro. After closing of the two transactions, subject to customary regulatory approvals, ST will further strengthen its offer for wireless connectivity and, in particular, the roadmap for its STM32 microcontrollers and secure MCUs...

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Interface IP Category to Overtake CPU IP by 2025?

The Interface Design IP market explodes, growing by 18% in 2019, with $870 million, when CPU IP category grew by 5% at $1,460 million. In fact, Interface IP market is forecasted to sustain high growth rate for the next five years, as calculated by IPnest in the “Interface IP Survey 2015-2019 & Forecast 2020-2024”, to reach $1,800 million by 2025. Obviously the CPU IP category will not stay at the 2019 level and is expected to grow as well. But we think the CAGR 2020-2025 for CPU will be more modest, in the 4% range.

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Synaptics to Acquire Rights to Broadcom’s Wireless IoT Connectivity Business

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 07, 2020 -- Synaptics® Incorporated today announced the signing of definitive agreements under which Synaptics will acquire certain assets and manufacturing rights associated with the wireless IoT business of Broadcom (Nasdaq: AVGO) for approximately $250 million in an all-cash transaction. Under the terms of the agreements, Synaptics will acquire certain rights to Broadcom’s existing Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS/GNSS products and business in the IoT market as well as future roadmap devices designed in advanced process nodes. The acquisition further strengthens and accelerates Synaptics’ position in the fast-growing consumer IoT market.

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Phison appoints T2M-IP for global marketing, representation, and business development

Phison, the market leader in NAND Flash controllers chips and IPs for SSD, PCIe, SD, eMMC, ONFi, UFS & USB Consumer, Embedded & Enterprise applications has signed an agreement with T2M-IP, the world’s largest independent global semiconductor IP provider, to act as a global representative and business development partner of Phison Semiconductor IP, ASIC and IC solutions.

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Amazon Alexa leader: COVID-19 has sparked ‘a huge increase in the use of voice in the home’

The COVID-19 crisis is speeding up the adoption of various technologies as people work remotely and spend more time at home. Voice tech is certainly among that group, according to a top executive on Amazon’s Alexa team.GeekWire spoke with Tom Taylor, senior vice president of the Amazon Alexa unit, to learn more about recent Alexa-related trends amid the pandemic and what it means for the future of voice technology development. Previously: How Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant is changing its tone during the pandemic

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T2M announces Industry’s first Ultra Low-Power Bluetooth Dual Mode RF IP on TSMC 22nm.

Munich— 22nd JuneT2M, the world’s largest independent global semiconductor technology provider, announces the availability of Bluetooth Dual Mode RF IP on TSMC 22nm ULL process node. The IP is Bluetooth 5.2 compliant supporting Audio over BLE as well as backwards compatible with EDR & BR making this the first Bluetooth Dual Mode RF IP available in TSMC22ULL to support the latest features while providing full Bluetooth legacy support.

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Multi-Constellation GNSS IP licensed to a US Semi-Conductor company for integration into a ultra-low power cellular IOT chip by T2M.

29th April 2020, Munich, Germany, T2M, the global independent semiconductor technology provider, has recently facilitated licensing its partners Multi-Constellation GNSS IP to a US Semiconductor company. The Multi GNSS digital and RF IP supports all constellation including but not limited to GPS, GALILEO, GLONASS, BEIDOU, QZSS, IRNSS and SBAS. The GNSS IP supports simultaneous multi-band L1, L2, L5 and S band signal reception when connected to a suitable RF receiver. The massive array of wide bandwidth correlators delivers higher precision coupled with fast signal acquisition in both cold, warm and hot start scenarios. The Multi-tone continuous wave interference rejection and pulsed interference rejection significantly improves performance while operate in an interference environment, for example when integrated with a 4G or NB-IOT cellular modem. The IP is extracted from a production chip and is scalable for applications ranging from high precision Automotive and Aviation to ultra-low power IoT and logistics applications. The IP is future proof, being upgradable through SW to support future planned GNSS constellations.

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