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Cypress Semiconductor founder T.J. Rodgers steps down as CEO  San Jose: T.J. Rodgers, chip-industry legend and one of the more outspoken tech leaders in Silicon Valley, is stepping down as chief executive Storied Fairchild Semiconductor sold to Arizona chipmaker
Marvell acquires Cavium for $6 billion

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  San Jose: The Bay Area semiconductor market showed few signs of settling down ahead of the Thanksgiving Day holiday

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year 2015 Top ^

  San Jose: The $2.4 billion cash deal for semiconductor, which pioneered the integrated circuit that gave birth to Silicon Valley

  KLA-Tencor, which makes semiconductor process equipment, is being acquired by another semiconductor equipment maker, for $10.6 billion
Sep.21 Atmel to be acquired by Dialog Semiconductor in $4.6B deal
  San Jose: A British semiconductor company that supplies chips to Apple is acquiring to strength both companies to compete in the coming Internet of Things
Apr.27 Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron cancel merger  Two giant semiconductor equipment manufacturing companies have called off a merger plan that would have created an industry colossus

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Dec.1 Cypress Semiconductor buys Spansion in $4B chip deal
  San Jose: 2 of the largest chip companies in Silicon Valley will merge. The newly formed company will retain the Cypress name and San Jose headquarters

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Feb.4 Micron CEO dies in plane crash in Idaho
  San Jose: Steve Appleton, 51, the CEO of Micron Technology, Inc., a semiconductor company in San Jose died in a plane crash in Idaho this morning

year 2011 Top ^

May.7 Applied Materials buying Varian
  The maker of factory equipment for the chip industry plans to purchase Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates for $4.9 billion Apr.7 Chipmaker Intersil sees stock leap 16%  Milpitas: Intersil's stock has jumped 16% since its main competitor, National Semiconductor, announced a deal to be acquired by Texas Instruments Apr.4 Texas Instruments buying Nat Semi
  Santa Clara: Texas Instruments Inc., the second-largest U.S. chipmaker, agreed to buy National Semiconductor Corp. for $6.5 billion
 National Semiconductor shareholders will get $25 a share in the all-cash transaction, a 78 percent premium above National Semr's closing price Monday of $14.07
Feb.18 Intel CEO to join White House jobs council  Obama will name Paul Otellino to the jobs and competitiveness council during a visit to the company's semiconductor manufacturing facility

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Sep.24 Oracle looks for chipmakers to acquire
  Larry Ellison: Oracle Corp., building on a run of more than 65 acquisitions during the past five years, is looking to purchase semiconductor companies Sep.20 Semiconductor factory being christened  Livermore: Bridgelux, the clean-tech startup, showing off its new state-of-the-art facility and bringing 200 jobs and a $3.6 million-a-month payroll to...

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Dec.17 Nanometrics prices stock offering at $11
  Milpitas: Nanometrics Inc., which makes semiconductor manufacturing equipment, is estimating net proceeds at $20.6 million May.12 CEO: So Far, So Good In 2nd Quarter  Intel: Paul Otellini said that chip orders have been 'a little better than we expected' so far, a sign that semiconductor sales are slowly improving

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May.29   Fire at building undergoing fumigation  Santa Clara: The 3-alarm fire at the headquarters of Tensilica Inc., a semiconductor company, is under investigation

year 2003 Top ^

Sep.17   New Low-Power Mobile Chipset  Intel: Semiconductor maker would begin shipping its next-generation wireless chips in the fourth-quarter Jun.11 FormFactor Raises IPO Shares. Livermore Feb.11 Appl. Materials Posts Loss, Orders Down. Santa Clara

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Nov.4 Appl. Materials to cut 800 Bay Area Jobs  Santa Clara: Semiconductor equipment maker will cut 11% of its work force, as it struggles with the continuing high-tech slump Sep.10   AMD to Unveil Double-Gate Transistors
  Advanced Micro Devices had shrunk key elements of the semiconductor. It could lead to a chip with 1 billion transistors
Jun.6   Nat. Semiconductor Posts Surprise Profit
  Santa Clara: Diversified semiconductor manufacturer was helped by sales of its chips used in cellular phones and flat-panel displays

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Dec.12   Applied Materials to cut 1,700 jobs  Chip equipment maker will cut 10% of its work force, in response to the semiconductor industry slump Sep.28 Atmel to cut 2,500 jobs  San Jose: Semiconductor maker will cut 26% of work force, and take a quarter pre-tax charge of $500 million Jul.19 Cypress Semiconductor cuts jobs
  San Jose: Company posted a 2nd-quarter loss of $18 million and plans to cut 650 jobs
Jun.13   Integrated Device to cut 900 jobs  Santa Clara: Company plans to cut 18% of work force to cut operating costs since slowdown in semiconductor demand Jun.4   Cypress Semicond. lowers estimates
  San Jose: Revenue will be in the range of $175 million to $185 million, down from earlier estimates
May.8 Nat. Semiconductor cut 1,100 jobs  Santa Clara: National Semiconductor sharply lowered its outlook for the current quarter

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2017-11-20 Marvell acquires Cavium for $6 billion San Jose
C. 2016-04-29 Cypress Semiconductor founder T.J. Rodgers steps down as CEO San Jose
3. 2015-11-18 Storied Fairchild Semiconductor sold to Arizona chipmaker San Jose
4. 2015-09-21 Atmel to be acquired by Dialog Semiconductor in $4.6B deal San Jose
5. 2015-04-27 Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron cancel merger Applied Materials
6. 2014-12-01 Cypress Semiconductor buys Spansion in $4B chip deal San Jose
H. 2012-02-04 Micron CEO dies in plane crash in Idaho San Jose
8. 2011-05-07 Applied Materials buying Varian Applied Materials

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