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June 6, 2012
16:32 EDTMCHP, SMSCMicrochip receives U.S. antitrust clearance for SMSC acquisition
Microchip Technology (MCHP) announced that, in connection with the previously announced definitive agreement under which Microchip will acquire Standard Microsystems (SMSC), Microchip and SMSC were granted early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 on May 18. Microchip also announced that the required non-U.S. filings for pre-closing antitrust clearance applicable to the merger have been submitted. The required filings were submitted in China on May 23 in Germany on May 24, in Korea on May 31, and in Turkey on June 4. Completion of the merger remains subject to antitrust clearance in these countries, along with certain other closing conditions, including approval by SMSC stockholders of the merger. The special meeting of SMSC stockholders to approve the merger will be held on July 10. Microchip continues to expect that the transaction will close in the third calendar quarter of 2012.
News For MCHP;SMSC From The Last 14 Days
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October 23, 2014
08:14 EDTMCHPMicrochip announces strategic partnership with Xymox Technologies
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October 20, 2014
14:29 EDTMCHPEarnings Preview: Texas Instruments down 9% over last three months
Semiconductor maker Texas Instruments (TXN) is expected to report third quarter earnings after the close on Monday, October 20, with a conference call scheduled for 5:30 pm ET. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of 71c on revenue of $3.46B. The consensus range is 66c-74c for EPS on revenue of $3.44B-$3.5B, according to First Call. Along with its last earnings report, Texas Instruments guided to Q3 EPS of 66c-76c on revenue of $3.31B-$3.59B. LAST QUARTER: On July 21, Texas Instruments reported second quarter EPS of 62c, which was higher than analysts' consensus of 59c. The company's revenue of $3.29B exceeded analysts' expectation of $3.27B. Texas Instruments noted that the restructuring changes which occurred in Q2 are positioned to be nil in Q3 and noted that it anticipated utilization in Q3 to remain consistent with Q2 levels. NEWS: On September 18, Texas Instruments increased its quarterly dividend by 13% to 34c. WHAT'S NOTABLE: After the close on October 9, Microchip (MCHP), which develops microcontroller and analog semiconductors, said that it had experienced a number of negative trends during the quarter, including a weaker than usual September, weakness in China, and significant inventory builds at its distributor customers. Microchip President and CEO Steve Sanghi claimed his company often sees the turn of the semiconductor industry ahead of others, noting that it reports sales from distribution on a sell-through basis and that it does business with over 80,000 customers. Sanghi stated, "We believe that another industry correction has begun and that this correction will be seen more broadly across the industry in the near future." STREET RESEARCH: Analysts were fairly quiet on Texas Instruments during the quarter. The day after the company issued its Q2 earnings report, Sterne Agee believed that Texas Instruments' commentary on 4G telecom, auto and industrial strength should be positive for Spansion (CODE). RBC Capital noted on the same day that Texas Instruments had "strong" Q2 results, particularly in its execution, while its operating margin leverage was "impressive. The firm maintained a $57 price target and Outperform rating on the stock. On July 24, Tigress Financial upgraded Texas Instruments to Neutral from Underperform. PRICE ACTION: Over the last three months, Texas Instruments' shares are down about 9%. Since October 10, the day after Microchip's warning on the industry correction it believes has begun, Texas Instruments shares are down over 3%. In afternoon trading before tonight's report, Texas Instruments was up 1.7% to $44.41.
October 15, 2014
05:58 EDTMCHPCSR calls Qualcomm takeover offer 'very attractive outcome'
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October 14, 2014
14:45 EDTMCHPEarnings Preview: Intel to report after Microchip correction warning
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06:57 EDTMCHPLinear Technology price target lowered to $46 from $55 at Oppenheimer
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