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Infographic: 2012 Electronics Mergers Illustrated

It's hard to believe, but there were nearly 200 electronics industry acquisitions in 2012. That's almost an acquisition per business day.

Here's a rundown, courtesy of Silicon Expert Technologies, of what went down in the M&A scene last year, including some highlighted tie-ups.

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10 comments on “Infographic: 2012 Electronics Mergers Illustrated

  1. Roberto Varela V
    April 27, 2013

    Amazing picture of the merges…I didn't knew several. Very useful for my team

  2. HM
    April 27, 2013

    absolutely great data. its very helpful for the buyers and component engineers to plan their BOMs.

  3. Clairvoyant
    April 27, 2013

    Very handy reference. It is interesting to look at all the mergers that happened last year in the electronics marketplace. If this summary is done each year, it would be interesting to also compare merger data anually.

  4. prabhakar_deosthali
    April 28, 2013

    These mergers and acquisitions are happening so fast that , many a familiar names are suddenly becoming  part of history and your product BOM start looking obsolete.

     

     

     

  5. syedzunair
    April 28, 2013

    This is some serious information. It would certainly benefit a lot of people out there. I hope similar study can be done for other areas as well. Really helps you keep a track of what went down in the year. 

  6. Taimoor Zubar
    April 28, 2013

    Interesting post, Brian. What do you think are some of the reasons behind so many mergers and acquisitions? Does it have to do something with the economy where as firms recover from recession they're looking towards mergers and acquisitions as a means to future growth? Or are there other reasons too?

  7. Taimoor Zubar
    April 28, 2013

    These mergers and acquisitions are happening so fast that , many a familiar names are suddenly becoming  part of history and your product BOM start looking obsolete.”

    @parabhakar: That's an interesting point. It would be interesting to see how companies are handling these mergers and acquisitions in their supply chains. I have a feeling that a lot of companies would have had to either change their vendors or at least some of their supply chain operations in some ways because of these mergers and acquisitions.

  8. HM
    April 29, 2013

    M&A is the trend now. If your company is in existence from few years and investors wants to make money just get it acquired and make money. If you want to kill some competions just acquire the competitive company and just kill that product. Its the people gets affected the most in company acquisitions.

  9. hash.era
    April 29, 2013

    @HM : Good set of advice for the business community but can it be done in a practical scenario ?       

  10. Taimoor Zubar
    April 29, 2013

    @HM: I agree. That seems to be a valid reason for a merger or acquisition whereby the company tries to grow in size and take advantage of economies of scale to kill a competition.

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