Rumor: Freescale examines acquisition




The US chip company Freescale investment banks would examine the possibility of a sale, reports The New York Post. It is not known which company is interested, but previous rumors analyst Samsung named as a possible candidate.

Freescale logo The New York Post cites a source “close to the situation” for the claim about the takeover talks. It is not clear at what stage the negotiations are now. The magazine refers to an earlier report from Bloomberg, which one analyst firm Freescale as a candidate calls for an acquisition by Samsung.

Samsung could use the chip company to get more foothold in the market for the Internet-of-Things. Samsung would do well Atmel chip company can take over, the analysts said. Freescale was until 2004 part of Motorola. The company has 17,000 employees in 19 countries. The company produces, among other chips for the automotive industry, e-readers and wireless chargers. Also, because the latter would be an interesting match for Samsung.


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