The analog/mixed-signal chip market remains quite fragmented. Larger players still have plenty of incentive to snap up smaller peers.
Investors will need to be more patient until the chipmaker's $14.8-billion acquisition of rival Linear Technology is completed.
Trade-Ideas LLC identified Semtech (SMTC) as a strong and under the radar candidate
The semiconductor industry continues to consolidate, and analog chips are an especially ripe area for more M&A activity.