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Semiconductor mergers and acquisitions worth $ 22 billion in first eight months of 2021

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After a sharp increase in the number of announcements of mergers and acquisitions of semiconductor companies in the second half of 2020, strong momentum continued into early 2021. In the first quarter, purchase agreements for chip companies, business units, product lines and related assets reached a total value of $ 15.8 billion, setting a record high for the first quarter of the year. However, over the next five months, the pace of deal-making slowed, bringing the total cost of mergers and acquisitions this year for the January-August period to $ 22.0 billion. Such data is contained in a report prepared by IC Insights.

The aggregate value of semiconductor mergers and acquisitions announced in the first eight months of 2021 was slightly below the total value for the same periods in 2019 and 2020 ($ 24.7 billion and $ 23.4 billion, respectively).

The cost of mergers and acquisitions for the full year of 2020 jumped to a record high of $ 117.9 billion after the business environment stabilized in the second half of last year following the COVID-19 pandemic. Between September and December 2020, the combined value of M&A deals was $ 94.5 billion. Over a four-month period, four major deals were announced: the $ 40 billion purchase of Arm by Nvidia, the $ 35 billion purchase of Xilinx by AMD, the $ 10 billion purchase of Inphi by Marvell Technology, and the purchase of the company’s NAND flash memory business. Intel by SK Hynix for $ 9 billion. Note that three of these four transactions are still awaiting regulatory approval.

As in the past year, the total volume of deals could increase significantly in the remaining months if agreements are reached on potential deals, which were reported in the press. For example, in the summer, Intel was reportedly in talks to buy GlobalFoundries for about $ 30 billion, while Western Digital and Kioxia are exploring the possibility of a merger valued at more than $ 20 billion. However, there is no more accurate information on this score yet.

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Four iQOO smartphones will receive Android 12 in December

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The iQOO brand has revealed Android 12 release dates for a number of its models. True, we are not yet talking about the final version of Android 12 – it will have to wait longer.

IQOO 7, iQOO 7 Legend, iQOO Z3 and iQOO Z5 users will receive the Android 12 beta at the end of the year – at the end of December. And at the end of March 2022, the beta version of Android 12 will be released for iQOO 3.

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Another foldable smartphone comes out in November – with 120Hz OLED screen, Snapdragon 888 and 50MP camera

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Details about the Oppo smartphone with a flexible screen appeared on the web. According to the source, the device will be released in November and will be built on a single-chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 platform.

The smartphone does not have a name, but the key characteristics are listed. So, the device is assigned an OLED screen with a diagonal of 8 inches with a frame rate of 120 Hz, a 32-megapixel front camera and a multi-module main camera with a main sensor with a resolution of 50 megapixels, a 4500 mAh battery with support for 65 W fast charging. The operating system is expected to be Android 11 with ColorOS 12 interface. There is no price, but it will probably be more affordable than the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3.

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Not a trace remained of $ 66,000. Bitcoin fell, followed by Ethereum

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The week began for the main cryptocurrencies of the world with a rise in price and the establishment of new price highs, and ends with a fall, and quite noticeable. Over the course of a day, Bitcoin loses about 4.5% of its value, and as a result, for 1 BTC now they give not $ 66,000, but about $ 60,500.

After Bitcoin began to fall, Ethereum was still holding, but its rate had already gone down too, dropping below the psychological mark of $ 4,000. Analysts believe that such a fall in cryptocurrencies is due to their sell-off on the part of investors – they are fixing profits against the backdrop of a strong growth in value that has been observed since the end of September. This means that after the current correction, Bitcoin may rush to new heights, but whether altcoins will follow it is a big question.

Not a trace remained of $ 66,000.  Bitcoin fell, followed by Ethereum

Interestingly, against the background of a decrease in quotations of other cryptocurrencies from the Top 10, Solana feels very confident: it grew by almost 6% per day, and by almost 25% in a week.

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