NXP delivered better than historical seasonal results for the fourth quarter of 2016, with revenue of $2.44 billion, an increase of 52 percent year on year, and a decline of one percent versus the prior quarter, in-line with the mid-point of our guidance.  The full-year revenue was $9.5 billion, up 56 percent versus our results in 2015. 

Richard Clemmer, NXP Chief Executive Officer: “In summary, we view our recent revenue performance as a positive indication that the Freescale and NXP integration continues to progress very well, and is ahead of schedule as our go-to-market and portfolio decisions are well aligned with our customer’s long-term requirements.  Design win activity has strengthened and is broadly robust, though we continue to fine tune our go-to-market efforts in certain geographic markets.”

2016 was a year of significant highlights for NXP. It was all about FreeScale, Nexperia and Qualcomm. Clemmer: “We began the year on our journey to successfully integrate Freescale and NXP, both very successful and strong companies prior to the merger, with the opportunity to combine the portfolios and focus on solutions for our expanded customer base, while driving significant cost synergies to enhance market reach and profitability.  In June, we announced the divestment of our Standard Products business, the premier discrete and logic supplier, soon to be known as Nexperia, to JAC Capital and Wise Road Capital.  The divestment has achieved all needed regulatory approvals, the disentanglement process is going very well and the final close is expected during the first quarter of 2017. And finally, in October we announced the agreement to be acquired by Qualcomm, creating a technology leader in the strategic and high growth markets of automotive, IoT, security and networking.  The combined company will have broad market reach, very strong partnerships with a diverse customer base and all of the ingredients to create the industry powerhouse.”

Source: press release NXP

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