I am surprised little has been said up to now about this merger of two big shakers in the MCU market. Here are possible outcomes as I see them:
Less electronic products and therefore maybe less competition?
Your favourite processor disappears because of overlap.
Support changes due to consolidation,
Jobs in Austin Texas or overseas in headquarters due to merger.
Sales force reductions.
Inventory changes over time.
Of course this may take a while to be finalized because of the following:
Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act in US.
Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States review to determine if the deal is in the national interest since NXP is a Dutch company.
The proxy statement approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This is mainly a formality since any problems has 30 days to fix with a new proxy.
Freescale and NXP shareholder approvals of course. Since the premium is low, there have been many class action attempts by lawyers on the Freescale side.
Feel free to comment.