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Market Trends: Semiconductor M&A Activity for Electronic Equipment Markets, Worldwide, 2008-2012

Published: 23 April 2013

ID: G00222579

Analyst(s): Marielena Oppenheimer, Alfonso Velosa

Summary

Semiconductor companies have used M&As in the past five years to increase market share and supplement IP requirements for markets such as communications electronic equipment. Intel led with the highest number of acquisitions, while Apple made key acquisitions for its communications products.

Table Of Contents

Introduction

Market Trend

  • Market Structure Trend: M&As Remain High, Despite Negative Macroeconomic Conditions
    • Communications Becomes the Most Active Application Segment
    • "Other" Business Models Remain Critical for Semiconductor M&As

Vendors to Watch

  • Intel
  • Synopsys
  • Qualcomm
  • Broadcom
  • Apple
  • Samsung

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