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What Freescale-NXP Merger Can Teach Us

12/3/2015 07:36 PM EST
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rick merritt
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Re: As Day 1 approac hes...
rick merritt   12/7/2015 4:51:42 PM
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I will be interested to see the layoff figures they announce, the senior management lineup and any rationalization of the two MCU lines which I suspect have overlap.

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Retiree's Health Care
paul_bennett   12/4/2015 10:12:17 PM
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Is it true that the ex-motorola retirees with health benefits through Freescale are being dropped?

 

This seems like a really bad thing to have happen if this is true.  Can anyone confirm this report?

Waht type of US  regulations are applicable to retiree benefits in merger and acquisitions?

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Intel, Altera, and NXP
YoYo666   12/4/2015 12:23:45 PM
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The interesting thing about the Intel/Altera merger is that way back (1990s?) Intel was in the FPGA business and later (or perhaps then, my memory is failing me in this respect) is that Intel was fabricating for Altera. So, Intel has exited the FPGA business at least once. I hope to see it succeed this time, however, as both Xilinx and Altera are important drivers in the area.


With respect to NXP, having worked for Philips prior to the NXP spinoff seems to me that the spinoff was a good thing for the Semiconductor Division. NXP has done rather well (at least in the ARM area). The only part of the Philips/NXP semiconductor spinoff I regret is the de-emphasis of the analog line. Wonder what the future of ARM will be with Freescale. I think TI's acquisition of Stellaris, on the other hand, was unfortunate as Stellaris was excellent is communicating their designs and providing support. TI isn't bad, just seems to have obfuscated the Stellaris line somewhat.


IMHO

 

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junko.yoshida   12/4/2015 11:26:29 AM
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the chip industry has been so inundated with M&A deals throughout this year that we almost treat the event as though it's an everyday occurrance. But for employees working in the merged companies, hat's not the case. Please tell us what your experience has been through the process of merger.

How's your work affected?

How's the management team communicating with you on the upcoming changes?

How uncertain do you feel of the future of your company and of your job?

 

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