Semiconductor makers brace for lay-offs
Published in Processors


Fings ain't what they used to be

Semiconductor companies are planning a round of lay-offs in the Far East as sales start to dry up.

What the FPGA is Intel doing with Altera?
Published in Processors


Chipzilla's gamble

Yesterday Intel has announced that they are buying Altera in an all-cash deal of $16.7 billion in what was its biggest takeover move in its history.

Intel will buy Altera today
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We said that this would happen and no one believed us

They said it could not happen, it nearly didn't, but we have it on good authority that Intel is going to announce that it is buying Altera for $17 billion today.

Intel and Altera talking about shacking up again
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Off and on is on

While celebrity chipmakers Intel and Altera have denied that they are getting together, paparazzi are reporting that they have been seen at all the romantic venues gazing into each other's eyes and having serious talks.

Shareholders spank Altera back to the negotiating table
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Do stop mucking about

Several key Alteria shareholders have forced the company back to the negotiating table to discuss the merger with Intel.

Intel forced to buy Altera
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Or Wall Street will kick it to death

While there are some that do not believe that Intel will have to press ahead with its rumoured buy out of rival Altera, there are signs that it might not have a choice.

Intel set to buy Altera
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Shares surge

Shares in Chipzilla have surged after the news leaked that it is trying to buy fellow chipmaker Altera for a cool $10 billion.



Could wedding bells be on the cards?

Altera blasphemy