Behind The Analog Frenzy

Analog is suddenly very hot again, and much of it appears to be due to the promise of 2.5D and 3D stacking. Texas Instruments pulled out its checkbook to pay $6.5 billion for National Semiconductor, and Microsemi has offered $28 million for AML Communications, which makes low-noise and high-power microwave amplifiers. So what’s behind these move? In TI’s case, there appears to be a re... » read more