Title: 2014 to 2016: The Most Dynamic Years in the Semiconductor Industry in History
Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Time: 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 30 minutes
We will discuss the significant changes to the manufacturing landscape resulting from changes in the Semiconductor Industry over the past two years.
BONUS: Registrants will receive SourceToday’s comprehensive list of Mergers & Acquisitions in the electronics industry since 2014 via a email after the webinar.
2014 to 2016 will without a doubt be remembered as the years with the most consolidation in the history of the Semiconductor industry. From announcements such as the acquisition of Hittite Microwave by Analog Devices for $2.45 Billion in 2014, to the $40 Billion merger of NXP and Freescale Semiconductors in 2015, to the $47 Billion acquisition of NXP by Qualcomm, some of the largest semiconductor acquisitions and mergers in history occurred during this short, two-year span. The number of companies involved and the financial scale is unprecedented.
In this webinar we explore what appears to be driving all this acquisition and merger activity among semiconductor companies. Explanations include:
- Companies looking toward acquisitive growth versus organic growth to extend their strong performance and keep stock prices and investor value on an upward trend.
- Increased interest in improving product portfolio by offering a more complete solution to customers with more integrated systems.
- A desire to create more steady revenue year around with less seasonal spikes.
- An attempt to improve margin and/or market share by buying competitors or selling off less profitable business lines.
Unfortunately, all this acquisition, merger and product line sales creates risk and complexity for companies as they struggle to understand the supply chain availability of the electronic parts they depend on to manufacturer their products. Additionally, these trends create significant changes in the manufacturing landscape: top manufacturers have seen tremendous revenue growth and market share has steadily increased for the top five manufacturers of specific device types.
Director, Parts Content
IHS Markit Techology, Media and Telecom