Layoffs happening as we speak. After Exar acquisition your seat can tremble if you are not a "yes, sir" or your performance is not the one of a top-"yes, sir" individual. Start thinking about new options guys!
That's the rumor. I left in 2011 but I hear that there may be some layoffs happening at MaxLinear. I cannot confirm this but you never know with MaxLinear, the management is sometimes unpredictable.