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junko.yoshida
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re: Microchip to buy SMSC, plotting new expansion
junko.yoshida   5/2/2012 11:44:36 PM
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I wouldn't necessarily call SMSC's business blanketly "low-margin" business, though. SMSC has a collection of unique, proprietary technologies -- incluidng Kleer and MOST. SMSC's business always fascinated me.

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re: Microchip to buy SMSC, plotting new expansion
krisi   5/2/2012 10:30:31 PM
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Almost billion dollar acquisition for Microchip, sounds like a lot of money for low margin SMSC biz...Kris

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re: Microchip to buy SMSC, plotting new expansion
junko.yoshida   5/2/2012 10:02:08 PM
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Working for a media company whose office is located in Long Island, I do have to agree with you, Tom. Ha, ha. But seriously, this is a BIG acquisition for Microchip; and a big change for SMSC. A lot of people's lives will change.

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re: Microchip to buy SMSC, plotting new expansion
Tom Mariner   5/2/2012 9:11:22 PM
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How will they get along? They both were Long Island companies a few decades ago -- there was for a while a mixture of sales and marketing types. And the current Engineering head is ex-Microchip (when it was called General Instrument Semiconductor.) And, if course, because it is Long Island it is technically the best.

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