#<p><strong><a href="http://www.techeye.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/intel_ireland_semiconductor_chip_fab_300mm_wafer-e1447058308881.jpg"><img class=" size-full wp-image-162320 alignleft" src="http://www.techeye.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/intel_ireland_semiconductor_chip_fab_300mm_wafer-e1447058308881.jpg" alt="intel_ireland_semiconductor_chip_fab_300mm_wa fer" width="330" height="248" /></a>Interest in writing</strong> cheques for chipmakers through mergers and acquisitions (M&#38;As) is expected to pick up.</p>
<p>Chipmakers have already announced over $80 billion worth of M&#38;As in 2015.</p>
<p>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.… <a href="http://www.techeye.net/business/chip-company-mergers-and-acquisitions-reach-80-billion" class="read-more">Read the rest</a></p>

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