SAN JOSE, Calif. -- July 24, 2008
-- The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) has released its Q2 2008 Semiconductor Funding, IPO and M&A Report.
This comprehensive quarterly report includes detailed trend analysis, regional breakdowns, and end-market breakdowns on semiconductor funding, initial public offering (IPO) and merger and acquisition (M&A) data for fabless companies and integrated device manufacturers (IDM).
Key statistics from the report include:
33 semiconductor companies (fabless companies, IDMs, semiconductor suppliers and solar suppliers) raised $478.5 million in venture capital in Q2 2008, a dollar-amount decrease of 11% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) and 30% year-over-year (YoY). The total number of semiconductor funding deals closed decreased 31% QoQ and 37% YoY.
As of July 8th, no IPOs have occurred in 2008, and three semiconductor IPO filings remained: Allegro Microsystems, MagnaChip Semiconductor and Fluidigm.
For the second consecutive quarter, M&A activity continued to decrease with 33 semiconductor M&As, decreasing 8% QoQ and remaining flat YoY.
The report is complimentary to GSA members and can be accessed by visiting: http://www.gsaglobal.org/publications/fundings/index.asp.
Non-members can purchase the report for $300 through GSA’s online store.
The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) mission is to accelerate the growth and increase the return on invested capital of the global semiconductor industry by fostering a more effective fabless ecosystem through collaboration, integration and innovation. It addresses the challenges within the supply chain including IP, EDA/design, wafer manufacturing, test and packaging to enable industry-wide solutions. Providing a platform for meaningful global collaboration, the Alliance identifies and articulates market opportunities, encourages and supports entrepreneurship, and provides members with comprehensive and unique market intelligence. Members include companies throughout the supply chain representing 25 countries across the globe. www.gsaglobal.org