Know Knew Knewz: Consolidation hits the semi industry

 VLSI Research Inc

December 17, 2007: VLSI Research’s analysts opine on what transpired last week: Consolidation hits the semi industry. In equipment, Verigy acquires Inovys, Teradyne buys Nextest, and Lam gets SEZ. In chips, ST acquires Genesis, while ON Semi goes for AMIS; Toshiba launches new flash memory and HDDS for solid state drives; SMIC opens new fab; IBM and JV partners make hi-k/metal gate for 32nm in 2009; TI upgrades and AMD takes some beating.

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Domain: Electronics
Category: Semiconductors
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