“The semiconductor companies are talking about a deal that values San Jose, California-based Maxim at more than its current market capitalization of roughly $17 billion. Norwood, Mass.-based Analog has a market value of $46 billion and also has a large office in the San Jose area. The deal could be announced as early as Monday, though discussions could still fall apart, said the people, asking not to be named discussing private negotiations.”
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