29 Oct '15, 3pm

Look back at the crazy pace of consolidation in #semiconductors so far this year

Look back at the crazy pace of consolidation in #semiconductors so far this year

Earlier this year, Ray Zinn, Silicon Valley’s longest serving CEO, told EE Times that the level of M&A activity currently taking place in the industry is unprecedented in his more than half century in the semiconductor business. Zinn—whose 37-year tenure as chairman and CEO of Micrel Inc. came to an end in August with his company’s acquisition by Microchip Inc.—believes that the flurry of M&A activity is the product of Wall Street’s relentless pressure on chip companies to show revenue growth that cannot be achieved organically.

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