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posted in December 2016
Korea Fines Q’comm Nearly $1B
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12/28/2016   5 comments
Korean regulators fined Qualcomm nearly $1 billion following a two-year investigation into its patent licensing practices, a decision the company will appeal.
TDK in Talks to Buy InvenSense
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12/20/2016   Post a comment
TDK is reportedly in talks to acquire inertial and microphone MEMS company InvenSense for about $1.1 billion.
China’s Memory Drama: Must-See in 2017
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12/19/2016   3 comments
China’s memory chip production plans became evident to close industry observers in 2016. What they’ll be watching for next is, who will make the first move in devising and negotiating technology licensing agreements or joint ventures with China.
Global Chip Sales Could Be Flat This Year
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12/19/2016   Post a comment
A new industry forecast calls for semiconductor sales to be flat in 2016, a remarkable turnaround considering the bleak forecasts issued earlier in the year.
Dizzying Heights of Trump Tower
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12/16/2016   26 comments
The reality distortion field Steve Jobs once deployed looks like a tiny Star Wars hologram projected by R2D2 compared to what’s on the horizon.
Chip Market Brightens in 2017
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12/14/2016   Post a comment
A Wall Street analyst forecasts the semiconductor industry will return to 5% growth in 2017 after a decline of about 1% this year.
Lurking Behind Every M&A Is China
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12/13/2016   3 comments
Despite all the buzz in the global semiconductor industry about the accelerated consolidation of chip vendors, the biggest story this year goes untold — the presence at the negotiating table — in almost every M&A deal — of Chinese investors
Obama Blocks China's Acquisition of Aixtron
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12/3/2016   6 comments
Move likely to exacerbate tensions over China's place in global semiconductor industry.
Obama Set to Block Acquisition of Aixtron by Chinese Firm
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12/2/2016   Post a comment
U.S. President reportedly will prohibit acquisition of German semiconductor equipment supplier on U.S. national security grounds.


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