ALU revenues are about $19 billion. At $1.50 per share ALU current market cap is about $3.5 billion. I doubt shareowners would agree to be bought out at $1.50 per share. There would have to be a premium price above ALU's current market price. I agree with you that CSCO($45 billion annual revenues company) could use $19 billion in new revenues. And CSCO could probably make use of some ALU technology. But if CSCO is interetsed to buy ALU, and at what price, I have no idea. Seems like "hostile takeovers" are very rare or even non existant these days.