Recently, U.S. chip company Qualcomm announced that it will purchase Dutch chip giant NXP (NXP) for about 37 billion U.S. dollars. This acquisition has been called by the industry as the second largest acquisition in technology history. In just a few years, chip companies have What is the impact of the merger and reorganization on the automotive electronics industry?
Let us first understand the related mergers and acquisitions.
In June 2009, SiRF and CSR completed their merger and formed a single service provider that provides connectivity and mobile platforms.
In March 2011, Qualcomm acquired $2.2 billion of Wi-Fi wireless chip supplier Atheros.
In August 2013, MTK acquired MStar (Sunstar Semiconductor) and Taiwan’s two largest semiconductor giants merged.
In October 2014, Qualcomm announced that it had spent 1.56 billion pounds (2.5 billion U.S. dollars) to acquire CSR PLC, a connected chip company in the UK.
In February 2015, Freescale entered into a merger agreement with NXP and the combined market capitalization was US$40 billion. The acquisition was completed in the second half of 2015.
In the above cases, MTK carried MStar strong in the automotive aftermarket. Qualcomm's acquisition of NXP was an evolution. First was the merger of SiRF and CSR, followed by Qualcomm's acquisition of Atheros and CSR. Then NXP and Freescale merged. Finally, Qualcomm purchased NXP again, so Qualcomm ran three large automotive chip companies. , CSR, NXP and Freescale, respectively, professional automotive chip manufacturers are basically owned by Qualcomm.