Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
yalanand
User Rank
Rookie
re: TI closes National acquisition
yalanand   10/3/2011 11:53:22 AM
NO RATINGS
@kinnar but I guess this merger will also create lot of redundant resources as well. Rumours were strong that some people were given pink slip in those companies because they had excess man power after the merger.

Jack.L
User Rank
CEO
re: TI closes National acquisition
Jack.L   9/27/2011 1:17:54 PM
NO RATINGS
Really not a lot of high performance analog players when it comes down to it, TI is huge(r) now, ADI, LT, Maxim (though at times I wonder), and Intersil(who) are the ones that always come to mind. Sure guys like ST do a huge number in commodity analog, but where the big dollars/margin is is in high performance analog. Economies of scale on the manufacturing front cannot be discounted.

Jack.L
User Rank
CEO
re: TI closes National acquisition
Jack.L   9/27/2011 1:14:39 PM
NO RATINGS
I think this is a much eliminating a competitor as anything. I don't see anything terribly strategic in the National portfolio, just a good range of power management and good volume general analog. Pretty big on LVDS, LED drivers, etc. Oh, and some of the best web-tools which I have to admit has influenced lower volume designs on a few occasions ... yes lazy, but my time is not free and generally time to market far outweighs a few pennies.

sharps_eng
User Rank
Rookie
re: TI closes National acquisition
sharps_eng   9/26/2011 7:50:43 PM
NO RATINGS
What were National's big earners? Obviously they have a big list of switchers, they bought Comlinear which got them some fast, premium analog for the comms markets, but what else? I guess they were also living off some second-source licenses for cute analog by Widlar et al.?

t.alex
User Rank
Rookie
re: TI closes National acquisition
t.alex   9/26/2011 1:07:45 PM
NO RATINGS
Yeh quite true. Combined quantity will give a major advantage of pricing.

agk
User Rank
Rookie
re: TI closes National acquisition
agk   9/26/2011 8:15:54 AM
NO RATINGS
As they are together now i look forward for a new breed or new family of chips. The combination of specific talents will bring out certain specific IC's which will hit the markets soon.

Dave.Dykstra
User Rank
Rookie
re: TI closes National acquisition
Dave.Dykstra   9/26/2011 4:17:50 AM
NO RATINGS
Well, I like products from both companies. I'm sorry to see National no longer an independent company, but quite possibly the effective increase in sales force will get more penetration for those products.

Silicon_Smith
User Rank
Rookie
re: TI closes National acquisition
Silicon_Smith   9/25/2011 3:19:23 PM
NO RATINGS
I would say, is it not already an analog giant? With National on board, TI is approaching nearly double the market share as the next in line. Fragmented, as the analog market is, it still says a lot about the analog powerhouse TI has become.

Silicon_Smith
User Rank
Rookie
re: TI closes National acquisition
Silicon_Smith   9/25/2011 3:16:34 PM
NO RATINGS
Agreed TingLu. And anyway, Code Composer Studio is an IDE for the embedded devices, unlike LabView.

TingLu
User Rank
Rookie
re: TI closes National acquisition
TingLu   9/25/2011 2:14:43 PM
NO RATINGS
Why labview? I am afraid you are confused between National Semiconductor and National Instrument. These two are different companies.

Page 1 / 2   >   >>


Most Recent Comments
Freek35
 
ROOMTEMPSC
 
seaEE
 
collin0
 
betajet
 
betajet
 
Bert22306
 
perl_geek
 
GregB1
Top Comments of the Week
Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Want a Voltera Desktop PCB Printer?
Max Maxfield
9 comments
I just received an email from my chum Javi in Spain. "Have you heard about Voltera (VolteraInc.com)? It's a Canadian company that is going to offer desktop-size PCB printers for fast ...

Aubrey Kagan

Have You Ever Been Blindsided by Your Own Design?
Aubrey Kagan
37 comments
I recently read GCHQ: The uncensored story of Britain's most sensitive intelligence agency by Richard J. Aldrich. The Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ), Britain's equivalent of ...

Martin Rowe

No 2014 Punkin Chunkin, What Will You Do?
Martin Rowe
2 comments
American Thanksgiving is next week, and while some people watch (American) football all day, the real competition on TV has become Punkin Chunkin. But there will be no Punkin Chunkin on TV ...

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
15 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Special Video Section
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Doug Bailey, VP of marketing at Power Integrations, gives a ...
See how to ease software bring-up with DesignWare IP ...
DesignWare IP Prototyping Kits enable fast software ...
This video explores the LT3086, a new member of our LDO+ ...
In today’s modern electronic systems, the need for power ...