Factbox: Biggest global deals in the fast-growing chip industry

(Reuters) – Advanced Micro Devices Inc AMD.O on Tuesday said it would buy rival chipmaker Xilinx XLNX.O in a $35 billion all-stock deal, seeking a larger share of the lucrative data center chip market.

The deal marks another milestone in the consolidation of the global semiconductor industry, as chipmakers stock up on ammunition to supply to an ever-growing Internet of Things, which connects everything from smart speakers to cars with processors.

The sector has seen at least 120 acquisitions with a minimum deal value of $1 billion in the last two decades, according to Refinitiv data.

Below are a few high-value semiconductor deals that took place in the last five years.

** Nvidia Corp NVDA.O agreed to buy UK-based chip designer Arm from Japan’s Softbank Group Corp 9984.T for about $40 billion in September 2020. The deal is waiting for regulatory approval.

** Chip developer Avago Technologies Ltd AVGO.O bought

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SpaceX launches 14th batch of Starlink internet satellites in fast-growing fleet

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket fired 60 more Starlink internet relay satellites into orbit Sunday from the Kennedy Space Center with another set awaiting launch Wednesday from the nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

With Sunday’s flight, SpaceX has now launched 835 Starlinks in a rapidly-expanding global network that eventually will feature thousands of commercial broadband beacons delivering high-speed internet to any point on Earth. To reach that goal, the company plans to launch at least 120 new Starlinks every month.

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from historic pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center early Sundayt carrying another 60 Starlink internet satellites to orbit.

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The latest Starlink mission, SpaceX’s 14th, got underway at 8:26 a.m. EDT when the Falcon 9’s nine first stage engines ignited with a burst of flame, pushing the slender rocket away from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center atop

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