Microchips

Audi selects Qualcomm to supply chips for 2017 cars

5:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

Qualcomm Inc. CEO Steve Mollenkopf showed off a new processor for automotive systems and said Volkswagen AG’s Audi unit will use the chipmaker’s current product in 2017 model vehicles....
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World's largest auto chipmaker created by NXP's Freescale acquisition

11:12 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2015

NXP today completed its nearly $12 billion deal to buy Freescale, doubling the proportion of auto-related revenue to 40 percent to create the world's top maker of automotive electronics....
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Chipmakers bulk up for auto challenges

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2015

For the connected, automated cars of the future, choosing the right silicon may be as important as choosing the right steel. That's the thinking behind the bet made last week by Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors NV, which agreed to acquire Texas-based Freescale Semiconductor Ltd. for $11.8 billion, signaling that it will pitch its products to automakers as the most secure and reliable in the business....
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NXP to buy Freescale in $11.8 billion deal for automotive microchips

2:29 pm U.S. ET | March 2, 2015

Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors NV said today it will pay $11.8 billion to acquire Texas-based Freescale Semiconductor. NXP has succeeded where other European chipmakers have struggled by focusing on products for the auto industry and mobile payments....
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