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14th July 2020

Analog Devices buys Maxim: consolidation & relative patent portfolio strength in the analog semiconductor industry

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13th July 2020 saw Analog Devices agreeing a deal to buy Maxim Integrated in an all-stock transaction valued at US$21 billion, representing a 22% premium to Maxim’s previous day closing price. How does this impact the analog semiconductor patent landscape and the industry itself?

Demand for analog chips has recovered in recent years supported by the need for a whole new generation of sensors and circuits to support the IoT revolution and enable processing of real-life data in homes, cars, factories and farms. Analog Devices is the second largest supplier in the space by revenue after Texas Instruments which reported a top line number for the analog segment of US$10.2 billion in 2019.

Based on current best practice for patent portfolio optimisation to maximise dollars spent in protecting innovation and minimising threat risk Cipher has analysed the impact of this deal on the analog semiconductor patent landscape. Read our latest patent report to find out:

  • where this deal places Analog Devices in the analog semiconductor industry,
  • which top-tier analog circuit suppliers exhibit defensive strength,
  • and how this helps consolidate and strengthen the analog semiconductor industry.

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ANALOG DEVICES BUYS MAXIM

Gain an insight into the sale and analog semiconductor industry

  • Where does this deal place Analog Devices in the analog semiconductor industry?
  • Which top-tier analog circuit suppliers exhibit defensive strength?
  • How does this help consolidate and strengthen the analog semiconductor industry?

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