Rick Merritt, SiliconValley Bureau Chief
EETimes (12/30/2015 09:58 AM EST)
It's been a long, busy year and my crystal ball is flashing me warnings that its battery is almost spent, so take these few blurry visions for what they're worth.
There will be big layoffs in 2016. OK, that’s an easy one. Avago has a slash-and-burn reputation for how it handled LSI and other acquisitions. I predict the new Broadcom will be a leaner, meaner machine.
Avago/Broadcom was just one of the many, many M&A deals of 2015 that will offer Wall Street a burnt sacrifice of “synergies” in the coming year in the pursuit of bigger profits. Expect an ongoing body count as the electronics industry settles into its golden years single-digit growth.
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