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RF Industry Review: Summary of M&As and Related Activities in 2016



Report Summary:

In 2016, RF industry M&As dropped about 15 percent from 2015 in terms of total valuation, but remained high in historical terms, driven by stock market gains and low interest rates.  Industry profits remained strong by historical standards, matching 2015.  In product news, cellular IoT chipsets and 5G development made gains, as did LTE-A with gigabit-class LTE.  This report also covers financial and product developments that occurred in Q4 2016.


Table of Contents

1.            Executive Summary                                                                6

2.            Summary and Analysis of Significant Developments                   7

2.1          Financial Highlights                                                                  9

2.2          Product, Market, Technology Highlights                                    13

2.3          Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestitures                                           14

2.4          RF Start-up Funding                                                                18

3.            Company Results                                                                    20

3.1          Financial                                                                                 20

3.2          Contracts                                                                                28

3.3          Joint Ventures                                                                          31

3.4          Employment                                                                             31

3.5          New Products                                                                           32

3.6          Other                                                                                       36

4.            How Can We Help You?                                                            44

Exhibit 2—1        Stock Index Performance 2016                                         9

Exhibit 2—2        Two-Year Profitability History for RF Component Suppliers 10

Exhibit 2—3        Companies Posting Significant Losses During Q4 ‘16        11

Exhibit 2—4        Companies Posting Marginal Profits / Losses Q4 ‘16        11

Exhibit 2—5        Companies Posting the Highest Profits During Q4 ‘16       12

Exhibit 2—6        Number of Announced M&As 2010 – 2016                       15

Exhibit 2—7        RF / Wireless Component M&A Price Tag 2010 –2016      15

Exhibit 2—8        RF / Wireless Component M&As, 2016   (Details)            16

Exhibit 2—9        RF / Wireless Component M&As, Q4 2016                     18

Exhibit 2—10      RF / Wireless Component Related Start-up Funding         19

 


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