#<p><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-695" alt="shut-up-and-take-my-money" src="http://channeleye.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/shut-up-and-take-my-money.png" width="330" height="206" />Two chip companies have surprised the world by agreeing to merge.</p>
<p>While the tech press focused on Apple’s watch, and non-existent car, NXP Semiconductors, and Freescale Semiconductor hatched out a super-merger in comparative quiet.</p>
<p>TechCrunch’s excuse for its hacks not spotting the mega-merger was because “no-one has heard of the two companies anyway.” </p>
<p>In the interests of educating hacks – Freescale makes embedded chips, the Internet of Things, while NXP is best known for its chips headed for cars. <a href="http://channeleye.co.uk/two-chip-companies-in-40-billion-merger/" class="read_more">more&#187;</a></p><div class="feedflare">
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