If it was Intel or any US?
If a USA company was talking over ex Philips NXP what concessions?
What concessions were there when Texas took over Nat Semi.
Freescale is Spin-off from Motorola in 2004
NXP is a shadow of Glory days too, Spun off Philips in 2006, IPO in 2010.
I'm reminded of UK blocking UK Ever Ready in 1972 from taking over Mallory (now Duracell). UK Ever ready spun of from US Eveready about 1905 (Later, NCC, Union Carbide and Energiser). By 1982 was being asset stripped by Hanson and by 1996 the Brand sold to Purina (pet food owner of Energiser). Ever Ready, Vidor (then Compton), GEC, Exide etc, all UK dry batteries are gone.
Then disgraceful Inmos asset strip. It's a wonder there is still ARM.
NXP shouldn't be forced to divest of anything. Once Philips was the last European CE bastion against Japan imports, they retreated and sold TV and Audio brand to Asians and now only light bulbs (as they were in 1926) and Health products.
There is continuing merging of semiconductor companies due to spiralling cost of state of the art fab and race to bottom in retail gadget pricing.
To survive NXP needs to be super powerful.
Where are all the other European Semiconductors now? Ferranti, GEC, Plessey, Pye (Newmarket), Intermetall, Telefunken, Siemens etc.