Forum: µC & Digital Electronics TI buys Luminary Micro

Author: Andreas Schwarz (andreas) (Admin) Flattr this
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Texas Instruments just announced that they acquired Luminary Micro, vendor of the popular ARM Cortex M3-based Stellaris microcontroller series. A step that seems to make sense, since TI had fallen a bit behind in the general purpose, low end ARM controller market.

Author: shiramoo (Guest)
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Good acquisition as time as TI wants to be more present on low end ARM 
controller market.Some rumours targeted to Atmel as the next TI 

We will see

Author: Robert Teufel (robertteufel)
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There is no need for a highly structured and financially sound company 
like TI to acquire a company that has been a financial mess for the last 
5 years or more like Atmel. Although the purchase price for Luminary has 
not been disclosed, it is for sure a small fraction of a potential price 
for Atmel but has in regards to future ARM business a very significant 
I doubt that TI want to go strong in 8-bit, that is where Atmel shines.

Just my 2 cents, Robert


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