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docdivakar
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Re: Analog Devices' $2 Billion RF Buy
docdivakar   6/23/2014 1:42:35 PM
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@hm: when compared to ADI's market cap (which is ~$17.1B), $2B is about 12%. ADI's revenue is ~$2.7B.  HITT on the otherhand has a market cap of $2.5B BUT the gross yearly revenues were only at $276M. So I am not convinced that the price tag ADI paid is a fair one. If I were a HITT insider, I would happily take the money and run!

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_hm
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Re: Options for Analog Devices
_hm   6/19/2014 7:01:55 PM
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Yes, ADI has played around with RF and communication for two decades or more. It may be to cpmplete that desire. But $2B is a big amount. Unless Apple or like is backing them.

 

seaEE
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Analog Devices' $2 Billion RF Buy
seaEE   6/18/2014 11:36:43 PM
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It is a very interesting acquisition.  I am anxious to see what kinds of components they might be producing a year or two from now. 

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Re: Options for Analog Devices
truekop   6/18/2014 10:23:22 PM
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I feel it is logical because it is a market space that none of the other big analog

players TI, Maxim, Linear have any hold on...infact there is virtually no presence...

May be that means higher margins...

_hm
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Options for Analog Devices
_hm   6/18/2014 6:37:29 PM
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It is very difficult to logically analyze this move by Analog Devices. Analog Devices must have more options. Why they moved to RF and microwave?

 

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Millimeter wave is hot
rick merritt   6/18/2014 7:29:43 AM
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There is a lot of Wi-Fi, base station and future handset work as well as automotive radar cropping up in 60-80 GHz that may be motiviating this in part.



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