Breaking News
Comments
Oldest First | Newest First | Threaded View
goafrit
User Rank
Manager
The Micron effect
goafrit   1/2/2014 8:54:56 AM
NO RATINGS
Possibly, they are hoping that Marvell will be the Micron of 2014 with its superior returns in 2013. Provided that KKR does not buy it out, Marvell is on solid grounds.

cd2012
User Rank
Manager
Re: The Micron effect
cd2012   1/2/2014 9:37:16 AM
NO RATINGS
I had the misfortune of working for NXP and Freescale, and both were acquired in part by KKR.  The experience reminded me of those wasps that inject cockroaches with a neurotoxin that turns them into zombies.  The astute reader can guess who the wasp is.

For FSL the plan seemed to be to saddle the private company with a ridiculous amount of debt and then take the company public again.


For NXP the plan was to slice the company into pieces and sell them off.

I'm not sure how Marvell fits into this, but it might be a good time to work on one's resume.

 

 

 

junko.yoshida
User Rank
Blogger
Re: The Micron effect
junko.yoshida   1/2/2014 11:10:15 AM
NO RATINGS
@goafrit, i am not sure if Marvell will be the Micron of 2014, but I do tend to agree with you...as far as it looks now, KKR isn't buying out the whole company at this point. However, I am still curious to find out what's the real motive (and plan) is behind KKR's stake in Marvell. 

rick merritt
User Rank
Blogger
Re: The Micron effect
rick merritt   1/2/2014 12:12:25 PM
NO RATINGS
@ccd: Ouch!

You should write a book or at least a blog...or give some enterprising EE Times reporter a call about your experiences. ;-)

rick merritt
User Rank
Blogger
Re: The Micron effect
rick merritt   1/2/2014 12:16:11 PM
NO RATINGS
In an interview a week or so ago Altera CEO John Daane listed Marvell as one of the chip vendors publically under pressure from shareholders to acquire or be acquired as part of the kind of consolidation we saw with Avago/LSI and Mindspeed gearing up for a more mature, slow-growth industry.

Also under pressure, he said, are Nvidia, PMC Sierra and Triquint.

Altera CEO Upbeat After Tough 2013

junko.yoshida
User Rank
Blogger
Re: The Micron effect
junko.yoshida   1/2/2014 10:43:19 PM
NO RATINGS
@Rick, thanks for reminding of John Daane's comment. 



Most Recent Comments
Flash Poll
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

MSGEQ7-Based DIY Audio Spectrum Analyzer: Testing
Max Maxfield
13 comments
In my previous column on this topic, we discussed the step-by-step construction of the first pass at a MSGEQ7-based DIY audio spectrum analyzer for use in my BADASS Display project. Of ...

Karen Field

June 2014 Cartoon Caption Winner
Karen Field
13 comments
Congratulations to "Wnderer" for submitting the winning caption for our June cartoon, after much heated conversation by our judges, given the plethora of great entries.

Jeremy Cook

Inspection Rejection: Why More Is Less in a Vision System
Jeremy Cook
3 comments
Albert Einstein has been quoted as saying, "Everything should be as simple as possible, but not simpler." I would never claim to have his level of insight -- or such an awesome head of ...

Jeremy Cook

Machine Fixes That Made Me Go 'DUH!'
Jeremy Cook
21 comments
As you can see in my bio at the end of this article, I work as a manufacturing engineer. One of my favorite things that happens on a Friday late in the afternoon is to hear my phone ring ...

Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)