Overall, 2016 has been an amazing year, from a variety of viewpoints. Significant consolidation has occurred in all areas, from Silicon Labs buying Micrium for its µC/OS RTOS family to Mercury Systems acquiring Creative Electronic Systems. There were major purchases in the semiconductor space as well. Analog Devices picked up Linear Technology,while Broadcom became part of Cypress Semiconductor. Of course, there was also Qualcomm's acquisition of NXP, which had recently absorbed Freescale. Softbank's purchase of ARM will have major implications in this space, too.