Semi's Assimilate More GPS Outfits

nxp_glonav.jpgLowest common denominator semi segment M&A activity is rounding out the year for LBS acquisitions, the latest arriving today from NXP (i.e. Philips Semiconductor) as the winner of GloNav's GPS silicon.  This one arrives following last week's news of Atheros Communications, Inc. gobbling up u-Nav Microelectronics, with SiRF-Centrality before that, and 2007's loudest Broadcom-Global Locate firecracker back in June.   It seems that as the LBS industry gets larger, we are getting smaller care-of more mainstream provider assimilation..