CS Services Investment, Capital, Merger&Acquisition

Lumentum to Acquire Oclaro

Lumentum Holdings has agreed to acquire Oclaro. The supplier of photonics products for optical networking and lasers based in Milpitas, California, and Oclaro, Inc. an optical network component and module maker announced that the companies have signed a definitive acquisition agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, which the boards …

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Cree’s Wolfspeed Business Acquires Infineon RF Power Bussiness Assets

Cree’s Wolfspeed business has acquired the Radio Frequency (RF) Power Business assets of German company Infineon Technologies AG for about € 345 million. The deal extends Cree’s Wolfspeed business unit’s wireless market opportunity. Infineon continues to encourage key growth sectors including renewables, electro-mobility, autonomous driving, and technologies for a connected …

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Microchip Technology to Acquire Microsemi

Microchip Technology Incorporated of Chandler, Arizona, a supplier of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions and Microsemi Corporation of Aliso Vieojo, California, a provider of semiconductor solutions have signed a definitive agreement under which Microchip will acquire all of Microsemi’s stock for about $8.35 billion or $68.78 per share in cash. …

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Akash Systems Raises $3.1 million in Seed Round Funding

Akash Systems, Inc., a company focused on enabling smarter and lighter satellite systems, announced that it has raised $3.1 million and closed its seed round funding. The seed funding round was Led by Khosla Ventures and also included Social Capital, Data Collective, Ruvento Ventures, Sriram Krishnan, and Backstage Capital. The …

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Millimeter Wave Design Verification Lab of Anokiwave Opens

Anokiwave, Inc., of San Diego, California USA, a company supplying highly integrated IC solutions for millimeter wave (mmW) applications, announced the opening of a millimeter wave design verification laboratory in its San Diego office. The company says that the new laboratory enables rapid characterization of its mmW ICs for radar, …

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IXYS Corporation Acquired by Littlefuse

Littelfuse, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois announced the completed acquisition of IXYS Corporation. IXYS is a maker of medium- to high-voltage power semiconductor components for applications including industrial, communications, consumer and medical devices. After the transaction’s close, IXYS founder Dr. Nathan Zommer was appointed to the Littelfuse Board of Directors, increasing …

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IQE Subsidiary Purchases Quasi Photonic Crystal Patents from Luxtaltek

IQE plc of Cardiff, UK reported that its wholly-owned subsidiary, NanoGaN Limited, has purchased and was assigned a portfolio of patents from Luxtaltek Corporation, a maker of LED chips and arrays based in Taiwan. The collection of 54 patents covers a variety of innovative technologies and applications based primarily on …

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Mitsubishi Electric U.S. to Acquire Powerex Power Device Sales Business Unit

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation reported that on November 3, it agreed to acquire the power device sales business currently handled by Powerex. Under the terms of the acquisition agreement, Mitsubishi Electric U.S. will take over the power device sales business during January 2018. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. …

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