Webwire: TI buys NatSemi for $6.5b; Vod challenges India tax

Dylan Bushell-Embling
06 Apr 2011

TI to buy National Semiconductor for $6.5b

Texas Instruments (TI) will buy National Semiconductor for $6.5 billion, in a deal that will make it the world's third biggest chipmaker. The deal appears to have rekindled investor interest in analog chip firms.

BBC News


Vodafone challenges India tax case again

Vodafone has made a fresh challenge in its tax battle with India over the 2007 acquisition of Hutchison's stake in what is now Vodafone Essar, petitioning the Supreme Court to overturn the $2.6 billion bill.

Dow Jones

Google facing US antitrust probe

Google is facing an probe into its dominance of the search industry from either the US Federal Trade Commission or Justice Department.


Broadcaster Televisa seeks mobile play

Mexico-based broadcaster Televisa is holding talks to enter the mobile market via a partnership with mobile operator Iusacell.


Cisco chief flags company shake-up

Cisco CEO John Chambers has admitted to management failures after a run of stock price declines, and told employees the company needs to refocus and develop more discipline.

Financial Times

Cloud storage coming in latest Android Music?

An accidentally leaked test version of the upcoming Android music player has inactive links to Google's long-anticipated music cloud storage service.

Tech From 10

Thai operators start charging for MNP

Thai operators have begun charging subscribers 99 baht ($3.28) to port their mobile numbers. The companies had been offering the service for free since the soft-launch of MNP in December.

The Nation

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