Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Mar 2015 09:14 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems

NXP Semiconductors said on Sunday that it would buy a smaller peer, Freescale Semiconductor, in an $11.8 billion deal that would create a big maker of chips for industries as varied as automobiles and mobile payments.

The merger will also offer some relief to the private equity firms that bought Freescale at the height of the leveraged buyout boom, only to see the financial crisis bring the company low.

NXP is Dutch, and I have to admit, seeing a Dutch chip maker acquire Freescale makes me feel a little bit proud. Together with ASML, my little swamp does contribute at least something to the world of computing.

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Hacked
by kragil on Mon 2nd Mar 2015 10:30 UTC
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RE: Hacked
by Lennie on Mon 2nd Mar 2015 14:35 in reply to "Hacked"
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2007-09-22

Yes, we, the proud Dutch citizens on OSnews know this. At least it would be expected, as it was all over the news, again and again.

'luckily' they are not the only ones:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-05-29/reports-chinese-hackers-targe...

Probably some of the technology went into the Chinese fighter plane:

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/chinese-official-j-31-ste...

Edited 2015-03-02 14:36 UTC

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