TI agrees to acquire National Semiconductor
April 05, 2011 // Paul Buckley
Texas Instruments Incorporated has signed a definitive agreement with National Semiconductor under which TI will acquire National for $25 per share in an all-cash transaction of about $6.5 billion. The acquisition combines two industry leaders in analog semiconductors and the boards of directors of both companies have unanimously approved the transaction.
Our two companies complement each other very well, said Don Macleod, National's chief executive officer. TI has much greater scale in the marketplace, with its larger portfolio of products and its large global sales force. This provides a platform to enhance National's strong and highly profitable analog capability, power management in particular, leading to meaningful growth.
TI already offers 30,000 analog products, extensive customer reach, and industry-leading manufacturing including the world's first 300-millimeter analog factory. National brings a portfolio of 12,000 analog products, a strong position with customers in the industrial power market, and excellent customer design tools. Upon close of the transaction, National becomes part of TI's analog segment, and sales of analog semiconductors will represent almost 50 percent of TI's revenue. All news
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