Chip Industry Week In Review

By Jesse Allen, Karen Heyman, and Liz Allan Renesas will acquire Transphorm, which designs and manufactures gallium nitride power devices, for about $339 million. GaN, which is a wide-bandgap technology, is used for high-voltage applications in a slew of markets, including EVs and EV fast chargers, as well as data centers and industrial applications. Cadence acquired Invecas, a provider o... » read more

Week In Review: Auto, Security, Pervasive Computing

Security Synopsys’ Software Integrity Group published the results of a security survey that looked at the ways organizations across industries are handling their software security initiatives and how to improve them. The Building Security In Maturity Model (BSIMM) version 11 (BSIMM11 Study) describes the work of 8,457 software security pros. FinTech — the technology that “follows the mon... » read more

Week In Review: Design, Low Power

Nvidia will acquire Arm from SoftBank in a $40 billion deal. Nvidia says that Arm will continue to operate its open-licensing model while maintaining global customer neutrality. SoftBank acquired Arm in 2016 for $32 billion; it also holds an ownership stake in Nvidia that is expected to remain under 10%. The deal does not include Arm's IoT Services Group. The acquisition will need to pass regul... » read more