Can you in any way substantiate your first-sentence remark, "After being off the tech radar in recent years" re Intersil? It seems very unfair to them to make such a blanket statement, and then not back it up at all in the article. It's a "dig" at them without backup. (I have no vested interest or pro/con bias with respect to Intersil, I just don't like to see such broad statements made so casually.)
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