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Disambiguation[edit]

Create NXP (disambiguation) to cover other uses of NXP. DFH 13:18, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

Done. DFH 13:24, 1 September 2006 (UTC)
Later cleanups and discussions lead to making NXP Semiconductors the main page again, containing a hatline to the only other use of "NXP" (airfield in California).--Wosch21149 (talk) 15:56, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Competitors[edit]

The correct thing to do for any competitor company is to create an Wikipedia article about that company (providing one doesn't already exist), and then categorise it using Category:Semiconductor companies. A competitors section for each company article would be superfluous. DFH 18:15, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

Links that need to be repaired[edit]

Because the page has been moved, there are links to NXP in a lot of other semiconductor related articles that now need to be changed to NXP Semiconductors, because NXP now redirects to NXP (disambiguation). See Special:Whatlinkshere/NXP. DFH 21:10, 2 December 2006 (UTC)

I observed that this task is substantially completed. See Special:Whatlinkshere/NXP Semiconductors. DFH 15:55, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 16:17, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

NXP JV[edit]

NXP hasn't sold anything a joint venture is something different. I would suggest to modify what is said, is true that ST holds the 80% of the JV but NXP gets around 1,550 milion of USD for this reason. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 57.67.164.37 (talk) 10:54, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

Picture of former site in Hamburg-Hausbruch (Germany)[edit]

There have been some reverts of the removal of a picture of a former site of NXP in Hamburg-Hausbruch. Now the picture has the sticker "citation needed". Here's a link to a picture from march 2011 of the demolishing of the buildings in the biggest local newspaper: Gespenstische Szenerie (German). Is this citation enough?

An editor was complaining about KKR being responsible for destroying a former natural reserve. One may like or dislike investors, but this area was made available by the government of Hamburg to Philips in the 1980s. KKR took over former Philips Semiconductors only in 2006.--Wosch21149 (talk) 17:50, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

Need to change wording to avoid this article becoming dated[edit]

In the first paragraph we have "more than 50 years ago". This cannot stay true over time. It should be changed to "before <some date>". I don't know what the date here should be, so I have not made the change. S M Woodall (talk) 08:12, 25 May 2012 (UTC)

"more than 50 years ago" was referring to the start of semiconductor production at former vacuum tube plants. So there was no real "founding" of NXP/Philips Semiconductors as a semiconductor maker. Philips started producing vacuum tubes early in the 20th century. I avoided a foundation date by rather mentioning this fact now. --Wosch21149 (talk) 22:15, 1 June 2012 (UTC)
Space Rubbish gave an even more precise date (1953) for the foundation of "Philips Semiconductors" based on the article [1] (link here corrected/updated) - however, this does not even mention any foundation date. That's why I reverted this change. --Wosch21149 (talk) 21:18, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

NXP/Freescale merger section[edit]

As it stands right now, this section seems to be just a copy/paste of an article that isn't using the companies' press releases. This opens up areas where content is only just speculation. This should be trimmed down to the facts rather than the fluff that journalists put in for their articles. --Funkyguy4000 (talk) 00:30, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

§ Agreed. I'll be sure to rewrite it to sound less advertisement-ish. Nuke (talk) 06:23, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Corporate facts update[edit]

My name is James and I am a public relations professional working on behalf of my client NXP Semiconductors. Under instruction from NXP I have been asked to facilitate the updating of several factual statements on the NXP Wikipedia page. The proposed edits are limited to updating factual statements such as employee numbers, factory locations and correcting some factual errors around the Freescale merger (they have not yet acquired the company but the copy suggests it has).

In order to ensure that COI issues do not present any difficulties, I would like work with editors to make these changes and have (fully referenced of course). Please advise if the best course of action would be to use the {{request edit}} template in this instance? SeamusBell (talk) 12:56, 9 June 2015 (UTC)


Further to my above comments please see list of requested edits. All edits (apart from the freescale entries) are in reference to the new company factsheet and will be references appropriately http://www.nxp.com/wcm_documents/about/pdfs/company_factsheet.pdf

With regards to the Freescale entries I am not changing the sources, merely ensuring they are quoted correctly.

Edit 1

Headquartered in Eindhoven, Netherlands, the company has approximately 24,000 employees[6] working in more than 25 countries—including 3,300 employees in Research & Development[7]—and reported sales of $4.358 billion in 2012.[7] NXP's shipment-based revenue in Greater China is twice as big compared to Europe, and 8,000 of the company's employees are based in China.[8]

Changed to

Headquartered in Eindhoven, Netherlands, the company has approximately 28,000 employees[3] working in more than 25 countries—including 3,500 employees in Research & Development[7]—and reported revenue of $5.65 billion in 2014.[7] NXP's shipment-based revenue in Greater China is twice as big compared to Europe, and 8,000 of the company's employees are based in China.[8]

Reasoning: More up to date statistics are available

Edit 2

NXP currently owns approximately 11,000 issued or pending patents

changed to

NXP currently owns approximately 9,000 issued or pending patents

Reasoning: More up to date statistics are available

Edit 3

On March 2, 2015 it was announced that NXP Semiconductors will be merged with chip designer and producer Freescale Semiconductor in $40 Billion US-dollar deal, as NXP Semiconductors have purchased Freescale Semiconductor.[15][16]

changed to

On March 2, 2015 it was announced that NXP Semiconductors announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which NXP will merge with chip designer and producer Freescale Semiconductor in $40 Billion US-dollar deal. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of calendar 2015.

Reasoning: Previous text was inaccurate, NXP has not yet purchased Freescale, deal is still subject to several factors

Edit 4

Some analysts believe cost savings after the two companies merge are expected to be about $500M dollars. Customers are ultimately divided over the consolidation of their product families and how it may affect their own development and end-products.[48]

changed to

NXP and Freescale have said that cost savings after the two companies merge are expected to be about $500M dollars.

Reasoning: Paragraph misquotes article makes conclusions not stated in text

Edit 5

  • Test and Assembly
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Cabuyao City, Philippines
  • Guangdong, China
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Seremban, Malaysia
  • Wafer Fabs

changed to

  • Test and Assembly
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Cabuyao City, Philippines
  • Guangdong, China
  • Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Seremban, Malaysia
  • Shanghai, China
  • Suzhou, China

Reasoning: Updated sites from corporate fact sheet

Edit 6

Adding new section

Joint ventures and other major participations[edit]

  • Systems on Silicon Manufacturing company (SSMC) Pte. Ltd. (61%)
  • Datang NXP Semiconductors Co., Ltd. (49%)
  • Suzhou ASEN Semiconductors Co., Ltd (40%)
  • Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (27%)
  • Cohda Wireless Pty Ltd. (23%)

Reasoning: To provide more disclosure around NXP's global footprint — Preceding unsigned comment added by SeamusBell (talkcontribs)

Already done by requesting user. Stickee (talk) 06:21, 25 August 2015 (UTC)