Cypress Semiconductors Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Semiconductors Company

Cypress Semiconductors has acquired 16 companies of its own, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

Cypress Semiconductors’ largest acquisition to date was in 2014, when it acquired Spansion for $4.0B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2015, when it sold Cypress Semiconductor - TrueTouch Mobile Business to Parade Technologies for $100M. Cypress Semiconductors has acquired in 6 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include semiconductors (82%) and communications (7%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity20
    • M&A Buy Activity16
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8
  • M&A Advisors 4

Cypress Semiconductors Corp.

198 Champion Court,
San Jose, California 95134
United States,
(408) 943-2600
www.cypress.com

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation engineers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value. Cypress' offerings include its flagship PSoC 1, PSoC 3, PSoC 4 and PSoC 5LP programmable system-on-chip families. Cypress produces capacitive user interface solutions including CapSense touch sensing, TrueTouch touchscreens, and trackpad solutions for notebook PCs and peripherals. Cypress also produces Universal Serial Bus (USB) controllers. Cypress Semiconductor Corporation was established in 1982 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 15 1 - - - - 16
vol $4.5B $550M $5.0B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 4 - - - - - 4
vol $131M $131M
  20

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Broadcom Ltd.- Wireless Internet of Things (IoT) 2016-04-28 550M USD Divestiture
Singapore, Singapore
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. - TrueTouch Mobile Business 2015-06-11 100M USD Divestiture
, California
Spansion, Inc. 2014-12-01 4.0B USD Merger
Sunnyvale, California · www.spansion.com
Cypress Semiconductors Corp. - Semiconductor Portfolio 2013-06-11 - Divestiture
San Jose, California
Ramtron International Corp. 2012-06-12 110M USD Add-on Acquisition
Colorado Springs, Colorado · www.ramtron.com
Cypress Semiconductor - CMOS Image Sensor Business Unit (ISBU) 2011-01-27 31M USD Divestiture
San Jose, California
SIMTEK Corp. 2009-03-09 46M USD Add-on Acquisition
Colorado Springs, Colorado · www.simtek.com
SMaL Camera Technologies, Inc. 2007-03-14 - Divestiture
Cambridge, Massachusetts
SMaL Camera Technologies, Inc. 2005-02-14 43M USD Add-on Acquisition
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cascade Semiconductor Corp. 2004-10-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Beaverton, Oregon
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Semiconductors 13 (81%) 4.4B (88%) 2 (50%) 31M (24%)
Electrical Equipment 1 (6%) 43M (1%) 1 (25%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (6%) 550M (11%) 1 (25%) 100M (76%)
Communications 1 (6%) - - -
Total 16 $5.0B 4 $131M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 15 4.5B 4 131M
  California 6 4.1B 3 131M
  Massachusetts 2 43M 1 -
  Colorado 2 156M - -
  Oregon 1 - - -
  Idaho 1 45M - -
Singapore 1 550M - -
Domestic 15 (94%) 4.5B (89%) 4 (100%) 131M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (6%) 550M (11%) - -
Total 16 $5.0B 4 $131M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Greenhill & Co., Inc.
2
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
1
Qatalyst Partners LP
1
Legal Deals
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
4

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $4.0B
$100M to $1B 3 $785M
< $100M 5 $249M
TOTAL $5.0B
Largest Spansion, Inc.
$4.0B (2014-12-01)
sell # Total
< $100M 2 $131M
TOTAL $131M
Largest Cypress Semiconductor Corp. - TrueTouch Mobile Business
$100M (2015-06-11)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
75%
3 75%
Strategic(s)
25%
1 25%
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
4 100%

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