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Obama Blocks China's Acquisition of Aixtron

12/3/2016 02:01 PM EST
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Violoncelles
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Re: National security my ass
Violoncelles   12/6/2016 11:19:47 AM
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Aixtron makes MOCVD tools that are used to grow epitaxy layers (mainly III-V) on wafers. These substrates are essential to make some devices that can be used in the military sector. So it is related to the military (and other sectors too)

Simon7382
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Re: National security my ass
Simon7382   12/6/2016 8:48:38 AM
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Obama was right to block this deal. Do some reserach on the business of Aixtron.

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We need to protect the semiconductor industry
Maynard2   12/6/2016 3:01:53 AM
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I couldn't agree more with this decision. We need to protect the semiconductor industry. I think that Andy Grove's businessweek article in 2010 pretty much sums up what not only could or should be done, but what MUST be done to protect our technological advantage. 

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We need to protect the semiconductor industry
Maynard2   12/6/2016 3:01:51 AM
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I couldn't agree more with this decision. We need to protect the semiconductor industry. I think that Andy Grove's businessweek article in 2010 pretty much sums up what not only could or should be done, but what MUST be done to protect our technological advantage. 

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Re: National security my ass
rhusain0   12/5/2016 4:11:00 PM
you are correct. china goes around buying and building while we go around bombing and destroying. then we wonder why china is getting ahead of us.

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National security my ass
Lefty4   12/5/2016 1:43:39 PM
Aixtron makes equipment that's used by semiconductor foundries. It does not make anything related to the military. This is really just to prevent China's semiconductor industry from gaining ground. 

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