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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)

16.7 or 40 billion dollar deal?[edit]

At Freescale Semiconductor: "NXP Semiconductors completed its acquisition of Freescale[2] for about $11.8 billion in cash and stock. Freescale shareholders received $6.25 in cash and 0.3521 of an NXP share for each Freescale common share. Including the assumption of Freescale’s debt, the purchase price is about $16.7 billion."

Here it says "On March 2, 2015, it was announced that NXP Semiconductors would merge with chip designer and producer Freescale Semiconductor in $40 billion US-dollar deal.[14][15] The merger was closed on December 7, 2015.[16]"

Id the difference that the deal is 16.7 billion but the size of the combined company is 40 billion? Then it shouldn't say, "deal" but "merger"?

I'm guessing NXP Semiconductors shouldn't be listed at the other page as a competitor (any more)?

Alternative speculation on price difference: Did the dollar amount get lower, as price renegotiated or just not all of the business merged? comp.arch (talk) 17:16, 20 December 2015 (UTC)