Martin Marietta and Lockheed merged about 14 years ago and I heared the same discussions. There was a lot of synergy and once they consolidated andreduced the ranks, kept the best of the best, the stock has been a performer. Hopefully TQNT and RFMD follow in those foot steps. Reduced overhead and management can really boost the bottom line. Also engineers (especially good RF engineers) are getting as rare as hens teeth. They may need to pool resources ofr research. Many companies are finding it harder to find engineers.