There are some interesting points in time in this article but I don’t know if I see all of them center to heart. There is some validity but I will take hold opinion until I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we want more!
Take a look at On-Semi's history of aquisition. They're very agressive about expansion. It's an eclectic list that includes some American companies but mostly it indicates that they are less concerned about location than they are about fit.
And lest we forget that Pilsner was invented in the Czech Republic.