Name That Company
Few people know my name, but my chips are very likely in your smartphone, cable box and other devices. I’m the product of mergers and spinoffs, and for more than 50 years I have been tied to Hewlett-Packard, Agilent, AT&T, Bell Labs and Lucent, and I’m the product of a 2016 acquisition by Avago Technologies. I or my predecessors introduced the first LED dot-matrix displays in the 1960s and launched the first Wi-Fi/Bluetooth/FM combo chip for mobile phones in 2007. I have shipped more than a billion optical mouse chips. My market value recently topped $100 billion. Who am I? Think you know the answer? We’ll announce it in next week’s edition.