Hardware Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment

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    Citi cited how the memory industry's capital expenditures will decline by 32 percent this year, helping margins.

  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Monday asking for the acquisition of U.S. chip maker Lattice Semiconductor Corp by a fund with ties to China's government to be blocked over security concerns. The letter follows a Reuters report last week that revealed that Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, the buyout fund that agreed to acquire Lattice for $1.3 billion, is funded...

  • 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...

  • BEIJING— China has urged Washington to stop disrupting its foreign corporate acquisitions after President Barack Obama blocked the purchase of a German maker of semiconductor manufacturing equipment as a security risk. The proposed acquisition of Aixtron SE by China's Fujian Grand Chip was "pure market behavior," a foreign ministry spokesman, Lu Kang, said...

  • 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...

  • WASHINGTON— Citing a national security risk, President Barack Obama on Friday blocked a Chinese investor's proposed takeover of Aixtron SE, a German maker of semiconductor manufacturing equipment, a rare move that drew objections from Beijing and complaints that the U.S. was injecting politics into the deal. Obama ordered Fujan Grand Chip to "fully and...

  • 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...

  • TAIPEI, Dec 2- Taiwan stocks fell to a one-week low on Friday, tracking overnight declines on the Wall Street and other regional bourses, pulled down by tech heavyweights such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. As of 0154 GMT, the main TAIEX index was down 1.05 percent at 9,165.90 points, its lowest since Nov. 25. The Taiwan dollar softened T $0.077 to T $31.969...

  • TAIPEI, Nov 30- Taiwan stocks rose slightly in cautious trading on Wednesday, paced by modest gains in tech heavyweights including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. As of 0326 GMT, the main TAIEX index was up 0.3 percent at 9,218.24 points, hovering near a three-week high, hit in the previous session. The Taiwan dollar softened T $0.06 to T $31.878 per U.S....

  • *Samsung says conducting review for optimal corporate structure. SEOUL, Nov 29- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Tuesday it will consider whether to transition to a holding company structure, a move long expected as the next succession step for the founding Lee family's heirs. The world's top maker of smartphones, memory chips and televisions said...

  • Companies from Alphabet Inc's Google to Uber Technologies Inc and Tesla Motors Inc are vying to put autonomous vehicles on U.S. roads, which could radically reshape transportation across the country. Intel will provide a "system on chip" for autonomous vehicle systems that Delphi and Mobileye are developing together, Glen De Vos, Delphi's vice president of...

  • TAIPEI, Nov 29- Taiwan stocks rose for a third straight session on Tuesday and hit an almost three-week high, helped by technology heavyweights such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co and Hon Hai Precision Industry. As of 0410 GMT, the main TAIEX index was up 0.2 percent at 9,243.12 after closing 0.7 percent higher in the previous session.

  • *Samsung says conducting review for optimal corporate structure. SEOUL, Nov 29- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Tuesday it will consider whether to transition to a holding company structure, a move long expected as the next succession step for the founding Lee family's heirs. The world's top maker of smartphones, memory chips and televisions said...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK/ HONG KONG Nov 28- Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, a buyout fund that agreed to acquire U.S.-based chip maker Lattice Semiconductor Corp for $1.3 billion earlier this month, is funded partly by cash originating from China's central government and also has indirect links to its space program, Chinese corporate filings show.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK/ HONG KONG Nov 28- Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, a buyout fund that agreed to acquire U.S.-based chip maker Lattice Semiconductor Corp for $1.3 billion earlier this month, is funded partly by cash originating from China's central government and also has indirect links to its space program, Chinese corporate filings show.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK/ HONG KONG Nov 28- Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, a buyout fund that agreed to acquire U.S.-based chip maker Lattice Semiconductor Corp for $1.3 billion earlier this month, is funded partly by cash originating from China's central government and also has indirect links to its space program, Chinese corporate filings show.

  • TAIPEI, Nov 28- Taiwan stocks rose to a near three-week high on Monday as Wall Street's record-closing highs bolstered market sentiment, paced by gains in techs and financial shares. Wall Street's three main indexes closed at record highs on Friday, helped by gains in consumer staples and technology stocks as investors hunted for bargains in a post-election...