Semiconductor funding activity increases in July

August 23, 2012 — The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) released the global semiconductor funding, IPO, and M&A statistics for July 2012, noting a steep ramp from June, but small decline from July 2011.

In July 2012, semiconductor companies and suppliers raised $72.5 million, up 126.6% month-over-month (M/M), but down 11.2% year-over-year (Y/Y).

Avalanche Technology brought in $30.0 million in funding.  Five semiconductor companies and suppliers received funding.

In the last 12 months, 84 semiconductor companies have raised $953.3 million, down 17.2% from the $1151.9 million raised in the previous 12 months.

No semiconductor companies filed for an IPO in July, but Impinj Inc. withdrew its registration filing with the SEC after a significant funding round.

July produced 13 merger and acquisition (M&A) deals of entire semiconductor companies, an increase of 30.0% M/M and 18.2% Y/Y. The largest M&A deal in July occurred when original equipment manufacturer (OEM) Apple Inc. acquired fabless semiconductor company AuthenTec Inc. for $356.0 million in cash.

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