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  • BERLIN, June 2- As Beijing moves in to buy up firms from Germany's famed "Mittlestand" of mid-sized manufacturers, politicians are nervous that Chinese owners may take their vaunted technology and move jobs abroad. When Putzmeister, a 58- year-old maker of pumps for concrete, was bought by its Chinese competitor Sany for 360 million euros in 2012, its workers...

  • TAIPEI, May 30- Taiwan stocks rose on Monday on bargain hunting and led by further gains in Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc after the top chip and test packaging company said last week it would join hands with a rival to form a new holding company. On Thursday, ASE and Siliconware Precision Industries Co Ltd, the island's top two chip and test packaging...

  • TAIPEI, May 25- Taiwan stocks rose to their highest level in almost one month on Wednesday as market sentiment was boosted by rallies on Wall Street and other regional bourses, with tech heavyweights leading the way. As of 0214 GMT, the main TAIEX index was up 1.0 percent at 8,379.59 points, a level not seen since late April. The Taiwan dollar gained T $0.06 to T $32.660...

  • TAIPEI, May 24- Taiwan stocks pulled back from the previous session's three-week high on Tuesday, tracking falls in other regional bourses, weighed by financial and technology heavyweights. As of 0207 GMT, the main TAIEX index was down 0.2 percent at 8,326.91 points. The Taiwan dollar softened T $0.014 to T $32.670 per U.S. dollar.

  • May 23- Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund LP said on Monday it had agreed to buy Aixtron in a deal valuing the German semiconductor equipment maker at 670 million euros, adding to a string of Chinese takeovers of German technology companies. Chinese home appliance maker Midea Group made an offer on May 18 to buy Kuka, valuing the German factory robot manufacturer...

  • TAIPEI, May 23- Taiwan stocks rebounded to a nearly-three-week intraday high on Monday, driven by gains in heavyweights such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Taiwan's new president urged China on Friday to "drop the baggage of history" in an otherwise conciliatory inauguration speech that Beijing's Communist Party rulers had been watching for any...

  • "In the display area, customers are moving to OLED, particularly in mobile, and that increases our total available market by a factor of three," Chief Executive Gary Dickerson told Reuters. For the third quarter, net sales in the display business, which makes products used to manufacture LCD and OLED screens, are expected be up by 70-90 percent to about $300 million,...

  • "In the display area, customers are moving to OLED, particularly in mobile, and that increases our total available market by a factor of three," Chief Executive Gary Dickerson told Reuters. For the third quarter, net sales in the display business, which makes products used to manufacture LCD and OLED screens, are expected be up by 70-90 percent to about $300 million,...

  • TAIPEI, May 13- Taiwan stocks extended losses to hit fresh 3- month lows on Friday, tracking declines in some other regional bourses, with heavyweights such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co trading lower. The Taiwan dollar softened T $0.069 to T $32.611 per U.S. dollar. Asian shares got off on the back foot on Friday, with MSCI's broadest index of...

  • TAIPEI, May 10- Taiwan stocks fell on Tuesday, extending a two-week losing streak, as poor April export data weighed on technology exporters such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Taiwan's exports fell for the 15th straight month in April, denting hopes of a recovery in the island's economy and cementing expectations of further central bank interest...

  • TAIPEI, May 9- Taiwan stocks fell in cautious sentiment on Monday ahead of the release of April export data, which is expected to have contracted for the 15th straight month year on year due to weak global demand. As of 0139 GMT, the main TAIEX index was down 0.1 percent at 8,136.97 points. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.019 to T $32.393 per U.S. dollar.

  • *Says integration of Freescale going well. The company, which completed its nearly $12 billion acquisition of Freescale last year, told investors it expects to outperform its peers until 2019 by growing at a compound annual rate of between 5 and 7 percent. The world's top maker of automotive electronics had earlier said it expected Freescale to be accretive to...

  • April 28- Chipmaker Cypress Semiconductor Corp said it agreed to buy Broadcom Ltd's Internet of Things business and related assets for $550 million in cash. The deal is expected to close in the third calendar quarter and will help Cypress gain share in consumer IoT market, which includes wearable electronics and home automation. Separately, Cypress said Chief...

  • TAIPEI, April 28- Taiwan stocks fell on Thursday as Apple Inc's suppliers mostly fell for the second day after the iPhone maker's first-ever fall in smartphone sales wiped off about $36 billion in market value, evoking talk of "peak iPhone." As of 0423 GMT, the main TAIEX index fell 1.1 percent, to 8,473.49, after closing at 8,563.05 in the previous session.

  • April 27- Data storage products maker SanDisk Corp's quarterly revenue rose 2.5 percent, reversing a decline of four quarters, helped by strong sales of chips used in solid state drives and USB flash drives. The company's net income rose to $78.4 million, or 37 cents per share, in the first quarter ended April 3 from $39 million, or 17 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • April 27- Marvell Technology Group reached an agreement with Starboard Value LP on Wednesday, saying it will add three new directors nominated by the activist hedge fund, which has agitated for changes at the company since early this year. Starboard announced its stake in February, saying then it had retained semiconductor veterans Rick Hill, Oleg Khaykin and...

  • TAIPEI, April 27- Taiwan stocks fell on Wednesday tracking other regional bourses lower, pressured by major suppliers of Apple Inc after the iPhone maker reported its first-ever decline in iPhone sales and first revenue drop in over a decade. As of 0123 GMT, the main TAIEX index fell 0.2 percent, to 8,561.01, after closing at 8,581.57 in the previous session.

  • *Chip profits to fall, but firm better off than rivals- analysts. SEOUL, April 27- Gloom may be settling over much of the world's semiconductor industry but Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is expected to cope better than most due to its strong technological edge, enabling it to boost market share for some key products and possibly even lift revenue.

  • *Q1 operating profit $489 million, lowest since Q1 2013. SEOUL, April 26- South Korean memory chip maker SK Hynix Inc on Tuesday said its first-quarter operating profit fell 65 percent from a year earlier to its lowest in 3 years, hit by faltering demand for consumer electronics such as smartphones. SK Hynix said in a regulatory filing its January-March operating...

  • SEOUL, April 26- South Korean memory chip maker SK Hynix Inc on Tuesday said its first-quarter operating profit fell 65 percent from a year earlier to its lowest in 3 years, hit by faltering demand for consumer electronics. SK Hynix, in a regulatory filing, said January-March operating profit was 562 billion won, compared with a 559 billion won profit tipped by a...