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Skyworks to Buy Avnera for $405M

Skyworks Solutions Inc. has agreed to buy analog chip systems maker Avnera Corp. for $405 million in cash.

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OC 500: Liam Griffin

Took top post last year at OC’s thirdlargest chipmaker … 350 local workers … move swung pendulum of corporate influence from Boston area to here … joined Skyworks 2001 as sales, marketing head … leadership roles have reached into R&D, operations … moved to Irvine office 2011 as EVP … competes with Microsemi, led by OC 500’s Jim Peterson

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