updated - February 21, 2020 Friday EST
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved the NXP Semiconductor N.V.’s proposed acquisition of Freescale Semiconductor Ltd. for $11.8 billion, according to a press release issued by the FTC. The approval, though, comes with a condition that NXP will divest its radio frequency power assets.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced in a press release that they are approving AquaBounty Technologies’ application for the AquaAdvantage Salmon, a genetically engineered Atlantic salmon that reaches market size quickly than the not genetically engineered farm-raised Atlantic salmon. The FDA said that the genetically engineered Atlantic salmon is “safe to eat.”