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April 7, 2014
08:04 EDTFSLFreescale to buy Mindspeed ARM processor business from MACOM
Freescale Semiconductor has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the Comcerto CPE communications processor business of Mindspeed Technologies. This business includes a series of multicore, ARM-based embedded processors and associated software, a talented team, and Tier One customers spanning the globe. Obtained by M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, or MACOM, when it acquired Mindspeed, the acquired business includes the Comcerto 100, 1000 and 2000 product families. The company said the transaction will enhance Freescale’s leadership position in multicore processors, and extend the company’s product portfolio. As part of the agreement, members of the business will join Freescale. The closing of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in Q2. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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July 23, 2014
14:14 EDTFSLFollow-up: Freescale downgraded at Needham
As previously reported, Needham downgraded Freescale to Hold from Strong Buy. The firm downgraded shares citing the China 4G LTE inventory correction. overall softness in networking, and risk of lowered guidance.
14:06 EDTFSLFreescale downgraded to Hold from Buy at Needham
July 15, 2014
06:02 EDTFSLSamsung, Nest, ARM team up for Thread wireless networking protocol
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July 14, 2014
10:00 EDTFSLOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:14 EDTFSLSemiconductor top picks at Topeka
Topeka's anticipates strong unit growth in the smartphone, tablet and wearable end markets and recommends exposure to large/mid cap growth names Intel (INTC), Skyworks (SWKS), Atmel and (ATML), small cap growth name, Rambus (RMBS), and value names Freescale (FSL), Spansion (CODE) and Silicon Motion (SIMO).
08:16 EDTFSLFreescale downgraded to Neutral from Buy at ISI Group
ISI Group upgraded Freescale to Neutral based on valuation and leverage to solid trends. Price target raised to $24 from $20.

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