Acquicor Technology Inc
is a company
jointly founded by Gil Amelio
, Steve Wozniak
and Ellen Hancock
, all of whom have worked for Apple Computer
. Acquicor is a "blank check" company that will not make or sell any products, but rather seeks acquisitions in the technology
On March 14, 2006 Acquicor raised $150 million ($172.5 with Greenshoe) in an initial public offering (IPO) on the American Stock Exchange, and trades under the ticker AQR. Amelio has been named chairman and CEO of the new company.
On September 26, 2006, it was announced that Acquicor had acquired Jazz Semiconductor Inc. for $260 million.
On June 11, 2007 it was announced that Hancock had left, and there were no plans to replace her.
According to the website Acquicor.com, Acquicor has changed its name to Jazz Technologies, Inc. As of February 21, 2007, it trades on the AMEX stock exchange under the ticker symbol JAZ.