Alan Patterson, EETimes
9/14/2017 06:01 PM EDT
TAIPEI — After about three years and hundreds of billions of dollars in mergers and acquisitions, the consolidation of the global semiconductor industry is pretty much finished, according to Bill Wiseman, a senior partner with management consultancy McKinsey.
“The issue is that there aren’t a whole lot of deals left,” said Wiseman, who prior to joining McKinsey in 2001 was designing mixed-signal integrated circuits for IBM and before that was a U.S. Navy Seal. “There aren’t that many deals left because there aren’t that many attractive targets out there.”
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