NXP and Freescale unite in $40 billion merger

Two global semiconductor companies have entered a multi-billion dollar buyout that is expected to reshape the world’s tech industry, KVUE reported on Monday, March 2.

Dutch company NXP Semiconductors acquired Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor Inc. in a buyout worth more than $11 billion. Combined, the two companies are expected to be worth about $40 billion. The deal would also allow the Dutch company to diversify its business portfolio and expand into additional markets, such as the automotive and appliance industries.

Freescale has a large work base of 16,000 employees. Austin economist Angelos Angelou said he is not expecting any lay-offs to occur in its wake.

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