Monday, August 07, 2006

Old news

This is already old news. For those who have read my post "New owner...who?" ...the answer is out. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) and Silver Lake Partners will acquire 80.1% stake in Philips' Semiconductors business, with Philips retaining a 19.9% stake. About 25,000 patents - 1/4 of Royal Philips' patent portfolio - will be transferred to Philips Semiconductors. The two companies will also enter a royalty free licensing agreement.

Philips Semiconductors will launch a new name for its company on 1 September 2006.

Motorola-->Freescale, Agilent-->Avago, Infineon-->Qimonda, Philips Semiconductor-->?

Start guessing again.

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