Infineon Buys International Rectifier for $3B

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Eldredge   8/28/2014 9:03:29 PM

The German company says the merger will "accelerate and solidify" Infineon's position in GaN discretes and GaN system solutions, "improving its ability to pursue this strategically important technology platform with significant future growth potential.

Based on the lengthier article in EE Times, it sounds like Infineon was looking to improve it's position in GaN technology. Perhaps it was a smart move.

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FLYINGSCOT   8/27/2014 5:26:07 AM

This is a smart move.  infineon has been sitting on a cash pile for a while and keen to spend it.  I wonder if there are any other takeovers in the making.

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Rich Krajewski   8/22/2014 8:30:06 AM

I think it's just a way for Infineon execs in Germany to vacation for free in California.

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