Singapore-based Avago Technologies has agreed to buy San Jose chipmaker LSI for $6.6 billion.
The companies said Monday that their boards have agreed to the transaction and that it’s expected to be concluded in the first half of next year. LSI’s shareholders and government regulators still have to approve the deal.
Avago, which makes analog chips for wireless, industrial and other applications, wants LSI’s business data-storage chips.
The proposed transaction comes just three months after Santa Clara semiconductor-equipment maker Applied Materials announced a $9.39 billion deal to buy Tokyo Electron.