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  • Applied Materials

    The demand for chips and technologies has surged as the smartphone race gets tighter and tighter.

  • Toshiba is 'gutting the business from within': Expert

    Seth Fischer, CIO at Oasis Management, says Toshiba should not be selling the majority stake in its memory chip business.

  • Toshiba President Satoshi Tsunakawa leaves after a press conference at the company's headquarters in Tokyo on February 14, 2017.

    After a day of delays and confusion, Japan's Toshiba said on Tuesday it would book a $6.3 billion hit to its U.S. nuclear unit.

  • Toshiba's board on Friday approved plans to make its core memory chip business a separate company and seek outside investment in it.

  • Q4 was fantastic quarter for Samsung: Analyst

    Mark Newman, MD at Bernstein, says that even though the first quarter of this year will be a weak one for Samsung, full year performance will be much better.

  • Hold UMC, buy TSMC: Expert

    Rick Hsu at Daiwa explains why he favors only one of the two Taiwanese semiconductor companies.

  • Visitors play a game with the virtual reality head-mounted Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus at Le Grand Palais on December 15, 2016 in Paris, France.

    Samsung Electronics said its fourth-quarter operating profit likely rose 50 percent on-year.

  • What to expect from CES 2017

    Brad Gastwirth, CEO of ABR Investment Strategy, talks about the fragmented smart home hardware sector and semiconductor companies.

  • Cramer's Stop Trading: AMAT

    CNBC's Jim Cramer explains why he is watching Applied Materials.

  • BEIJING, Dec 9- China's Ministry of Commerce criticized the United States on Friday for thwarting a Chinese investment fund's proposed acquisition of German semiconductor equipment maker Aixtron. Aixtron announced on Thursday that China's Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund had dropped its 670 million euro takeover offer to buy the company, after the...

  • FRANKFURT, Dec 8- China's Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund has dropped its takeover bid for chip equipment maker Aixtron after the United States blocked the deal on security grounds, throwing the German company's future into doubt. The collapse of the Aixtron deal comes amid growing objections in Germany and the United States to China buying up firms with...

  • FRANKFURT, Dec 8- China's Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund has dropped its takeover bid for chip equipment maker Aixtron after the United States blocked the deal on security grounds, throwing the German company's future into doubt. The collapse of the Aixtron deal comes amid growing objections in Germany and the United States to China buying up firms with...

  • FRANKFURT, Dec 8- China's Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund has dropped its takeover bid for German chip equipment maker Aixtron after U.S. Fujian's takeover vehicle Grand Chip Investment said on Thursday its offer had lapsed as it had failed to obtain U.S. regulatory approval for the purchase, which had been a condition of the deal. Shares in Aixtron were down...

  • BEIJING/ FRANKFURT, Dec 5- The sale of Aixtron to Chinese investors could go ahead under new terms if the German semiconductor equipment maker sells its Silicon Valley division separately to get around U.S. objections, analysts said Monday. President Barack Obama stopped Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund from buying Aixtron U.S., the division of the German...

  • BEIJING/ FRANKFURT, Dec 5- The sale of Aixtron to Chinese investors could go ahead under new terms if the German semiconductor equipment maker sells its Silicon Valley division to get around U.S. objections, analysts said Monday. President Barack Obama stopped Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund from buying Aixtron U.S., the division of the Germany company in...

  • FRANKFURT, Dec 3- German semiconductor equipment maker Aixtron will explore with its Chinese suitor what can be salvaged of the planned takeover after a U.S. presidential order ruled the deal posed a national security risk, the company said on Saturday. President Barack Obama blocked China's Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund from acquiring Aixtron's U.S....

  • FRANKFURT/ WASHINGTON, Dec 2- President Barack Obama blocked a Chinese investment fund from acquiring the U.S. business of German semiconductor equipment maker Aixtron because the deal posed a risk to American national security, the Treasury Department said on Friday. In 2012, Obama ordered Ralls Corp, owned by China's Sany Group, to sell its interest in wind...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 2- President Barack Obama issued an executive order which prohibits China's Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund from acquiring the U.S. business of German semiconductor equipment maker Aixtron, the Treasury Department said on Friday. The White House said it was blocking the deal following an assessment done by the Committee on Foreign...

  • President Barack Obama is poised to block the sale of German chip equipment maker Aixtron to China's Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund, Bloomberg reported, citing sources. Obama, on Friday, is expected to uphold the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States' recommendation that Aixtron's sale to the Chinese investment fund be stopped, Bloomberg...

  • "Concerns about a' sell-off of Germany' are completely unfounded," Liu told Germany's Handelsblatt newspaper days after news that U.S. authorities had recommended blocking the sale of German chip equipment maker Aixtron by China's Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund. Liu said China would continue to encourage its firms to invest in Germany despite the U.S....