Chip company mergers and acquisitions reach $80 billion

intel_ireland_semiconductor_chip_fab_300mm_waferInterest in writing cheques for chipmakers through mergers and acquisitions (M&As) is expected to pick up.

Chipmakers have already announced over $80 billion worth of M&As in 2015.

Chipmakers are acquiring peers to expand capacity and capabilities ahead of an explosion in demand for all kinds of semiconductors necessitated by the Internet of Things.… Read the rest

Patreon hack victims hit by extortionists

KraysA group which has been extorting victims of Ashley Madison hack has moved on to those who had their data exposed in the Patreon hack.

DD4BC which has a history of extortion and DDoS attacks has been sending out emails to those who were hit in the Patreon hack to demand a bitcoin is sent to them or the Patreon user will have their personal information exposed:

“Unfortunately, your data was leaked in the recent hacking of the Patreon web site and I now have your information.… Read the rest