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Offline Zad

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Analog Devices buys Hittite
« on: June 09, 2014, 07:03:25 pm »
I have just seen on my Twitter feed that Analog Devices have bought Hittite Microwave

http://www.analog.com/en/press-release/6_9_14_ADI_To_Acquire_Hittite_Microwave_Corporatio/press.html

Thinking about it, it is a pretty good purchase with regards to product symbiosis. Hittite take over in RF where AD stop. I'm surprised though, I didn't think Analog were the buy-out type, and I thought they were a bit low on money. Also surprised that Hittite hadn't been bought out earlier by TI or similar.


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Re: Analog Devices buys Hittite
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2014, 07:08:19 pm »
Low on cash doesn't matter, money is cheap in bubble country ... so everyone is doing leveraged buyouts, stock buybacks etc etc etc. I'm sure AD management will have a nice increase in income, they are running a larger company now after all.

The come down is going to be a bitch.
« Last Edit: June 09, 2014, 07:11:41 pm by Marco »
 

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Re: Analog Devices buys Hittite
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2014, 07:09:03 pm »
AD bought PMI (think OP-07 et al) many years back

Hittite does seem like a good fit.

 

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Re: Analog Devices buys Hittite
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2014, 01:25:19 am »
AD seems one of the sane few companies left. They will do a good job taking care of HMC.
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Re: Analog Devices buys Hittite
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2014, 06:58:54 am »
Woot.  Far easier to sample from AD than from Hittite.
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