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Factbox: Notable U.S. semiconductor M&A deals since December 2013
May 28, 2015 / 10:43 PM / 2 years ago

Factbox: Notable U.S. semiconductor M&A deals since December 2013

(Reuters) - Avago Technologies Ltd (AVGO.O) on Thursday agreed to buy Broadcom Corp (BRCM.O) for $37 billion in the largest chip industry deal ever, turning a lesser-known company run by a ferocious dealmaker into one of the biggest industry players.

Demand for cheaper chips and new products to power Internet-connected gadgets is driving consolidation in the semiconductor industry.

Worldwide semiconductor M&A reached $31 billion last year, the most since 2011, according to Thomson Reuters data. In the 12 months through March 2, 472 chip M&A deals were made worldwide, up from 383 in the previous year.

Reporting by Anya George Tharakan and Sai Sachin R in Bengaluru

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