Chipset Consolidation Continues as NXP and Infineon Acquire Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Assets

by Andrew Zignani | 3Q 2019 | IN-5542
Following the acquisitions recently detailed in the ABI Insights Dialog Semiconductor to Step up IoT Connectivity Efforts with Silicon Motion Acquisition (IN-5448) and ON Semiconductor to Acquire Wi-Fi Chipset Vendor Quantenna (IN-5477), consolidation in the short-range wireless space is set to continue as NXP Semiconductors and Infineon Technologies both acquire Wi-Fi and Bluetooth assets to help boost their presence in automotive, industrial, and Internet of Things (IoT) markets. In late May 2019, NXP announced that it was acquiring Marvell Semiconductor’s Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity assets for US$1.76 billion, and in early June Infineon announced that it was set to acquire Cypress Semiconductor for US$10 billion.

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