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krisi
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re: China clears Microchip's SMSC acquisition
krisi   8/2/2012 2:14:57 PM
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thank you @yalanand, but Broadcom or Altera (for example) are not buying a fab to lower the costs so I am sure this argument is true...what is so special about Microchip business? Kris

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yalanand   8/2/2012 8:42:18 AM
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@iniewski, I believe this fab will help them to bring down its production cost. Microchip is building huge ASIC team and thus they can use those libraries to build their own optimal digital design.

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re: China clears Microchip's SMSC acquisition
krisi   8/1/2012 6:43:51 PM
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Why does Microchip need a fab? Kris

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goafrit   8/1/2012 5:27:59 PM
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Yes, it is the bureaucracy. Yet, we have to give China credit for becoming a force that Microchip has to get their blessing. That means China matters and that is the most important thing.

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mcgrathdylan   8/1/2012 3:56:58 PM
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If I am not mistaken, this has been the case on a few acquisitions in recent times. China was the last country to give regulatory approval to TI's acquisition of National Semiconductor. I agree that it is mostly likely due to bureaucracy, but perhaps China really does take a harder look at these than other countries? http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4216235/U-S--regulators-green-light-TI-National-deal http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Semiconductor From wikipedia: "On September 19, 2011, the Chinese minister approved the merger, the last one needed.[citation needed] The companies formally merged on September 23, 2011.[17]"

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junko.yoshida   8/1/2012 9:58:55 AM
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It's interesting, though, China actually was the last country to approve this merger. Authorities of all the other countries had already given them a green light. But of course, it doesn't necessarily mean that China has a tough anti-trust policy. It probably tells the story of China's bureaucracy more than anything else.

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GREATTerry   8/1/2012 5:55:01 AM
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It is good news to Microchip and I believe this can help Microchip to have some breakthrough in automotive market.



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