Featured Articles

Nvidia Shield 2 shows up in AnTuTu

Nvidia Shield 2 shows up in AnTuTu

Nvidia’s original Shield console launched last summer to mixed reviews. It went on sale in the US and so far Nvidia…

More...
AMD CSO John Byrne talks ARM

AMD CSO John Byrne talks ARM

We had a chance to talk about AMD’s upcoming products with John Byrne, Chief Sales Officer, AMD. We covered a number…

More...
AMD Chief Sales Officer thinks GPU leadership is critical

AMD Chief Sales Officer thinks GPU leadership is critical

We had a chance to talk to John Byrne who spent the last two years as Senior Vice President and Chief…

More...
OpenPlus One $299 5.5-inch Full HD phone

OpenPlus One $299 5.5-inch Full HD phone

OnePlus is one of the few small companies that might disrupt the Android phone market, dominated by giant outfits like Samsung.…

More...
KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 gained a lot of overclocking experience with the GTX 780 Hall of Fame (HOF), which we had a chance to…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 25 June 2012 10:53

MediaTek buys Mstar

Written by Nick Farrell



Writes a cheque for $3.8 billion


Taiwan’s largest chip designer MediaTek has written a $3.8 billion cheque for its smaller rival MStar Semiconductor.

According to Focus Taiwan the move might mean some short term pain for MediaTek but in the long term it makes sense. MediaTek and MStar, both make chips used in televisions and mobile phones.  The deal is the fifth-largest semiconductor acquisition in the past decade, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

Analysts working for Deutsche Bank wrote to its customers that the deal will boost the companies’ competitiveness and increase bargaining power with suppliers. Jessica Chang said that industry consolidation between these two leading fabless companies will ease competition especially for mid- to high-end product segments and thus is good for margins of the both.

Merging the two companies creates the world’s fourth-largest chip designer behind Qualcomm, Broadcom, and AMD. Aaron Jeng, a Taipei-based analyst at Nomura, wrote the combined company would control 80 percent of the global market for chips used in TVs.

Nick Farrell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

To be able to post comments please log-in with Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments