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Jump in acquisitions among chip companies

New figures have shown that semiconductor merger and acquisition activity strengthened markedly in 2019.

According to data from IC Insights, more than 30 semiconductor acquisition agreements with a combined value of $32 billion were made last year, up 22% on 2018.That represents the third-highest annual total ever and was driven by an uptick in consolidation as larger suppliers struck deals to add new products and technologies to drive growth, such as ...

The only way is up

Not that long ago FAANG stocks appeared to be in retreat. Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google were lagging behind their peers and there were worries of another dot.com bubble bursting.

Is the UK government serious about its Digital Tax?

Earlier this week at Davos the chancellor, Sajid Javid, continued to insist that the UK’s proposed digital tax on the leading tech companies would be implemented, despite growing pressure from the US and the decision by the French government to postpone their own digital tax until December.

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