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

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By Andrew Zignani | 3Q 2019 | IN-5542


NXP to Acquire Marvell's Connectivity Assets and Infineon to Acquire Cypress Semiconductor


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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