Strategy Analytics:Compound Semiconductor Industry Mergers & Acquisitions Draw Q3 2006 to a Close

Freescale Joins Private Equity Ranks while Epistar Targets Two More Competitors



Boston, Massachusetts USA–The Strategy Analytics GaAs and Compound Semiconductor Technologies (GaAs) Service, releasing its regular analysis of compound semiconductor industry news covering microelectronics, optoelectronics and materials/equipment markets, highlights a high number of joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions in Q3 2006.



In the RF space, Freescale joined the private equity ranks of Avago and NXP as it agreed to be acquired by a private equity consortium in a transaction worth $17.6 Billion, while Jazz Semiconductor merged with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Acquicor Technology Inc.



In the optoelectronics arena, Epistar