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  • Last update: Tuesday 27 January 2015 [310 news items]

Foxconn taking different approach on patent management

Jan 27, 12:10

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has recently changed its strategy for patent acquisition and instead of trying to push the number of patents, the Taiwan-based maker...

Corning completes acquisition of TR Manufacturing

Jan 14, 23:04

Corning has recently announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of TR Manufacturing.

Epistar to own 94% of TSMC SSL

Stockwatch - Jan 12, 11:06

Epistar and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) have both announced that their boards of directors have approved a transaction of TSMC Solid State Lighting (TSMC SSL)...

IoT-related M&A spending exceeds US$14 billion in 2014, says research firm

Jan 8, 14:05

Acquirers stepped up their activity in the Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace in 2014, spending approximately US$14.3 billion to acquire 60 companies in 2014. That spending is almost...

SMIC joins China group for STATS ChipPAC takeover

Dec 23, 14:19

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) will be part of a group of China-based investors looking to buy STATS ChipPAC. The IC foundry has announced that its subsidiary SilTech...

China server player Inspur expects some acquisition results in 2015, says report

Dec 3, 14:52

Seeing Lenovo's acquisition of IBM's x86 server business and competition in the server industry growing fierce, China-based server player Inspur is also aggressively seeking acquisition...

TSMC buys Qualcomm Taiwan factory for US$85 million

Stockwatch - Nov 19, 15:58

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has acquired a Qualcomm factory in Longtan, northern Taiwan, for US$85 million, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock...

TSMC to buy Qualcomm Taiwan factory for backend business expansion, says report

Newswatch - Nov 10, 13:56

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is mulling buying a Qualcomm factory in Taiwan as part of plans to expand its packaging and test business, according to a Chinese-language...

Synaptics reportedly trialing 55nm driver IC production

Nov 7, 10:42

Synaptics, following its acquisition of Renesas SP Drivers, recently started trial production of LCD driver ICs using TSMC's 55nm node, according to industry sources.

Lenovo becomes the biggest x86 server provider in China as acquisition of IBM x86 server business completes, says IDC

Oct 1, 16:27

Lenovo has become the biggest x86 server provider in China as its acquisition of IBM's x86 server business completes. IDC said it believes this acquisition will enrich Lenovo's x86...

Lenovo to finish acquisition of IBM server business; still needs 6 months for internal reorganization

Sep 30, 14:05

Lenovo will finish its acquisition of IBM's x86 server business on October 1 and the deal will see Lenovo become the third-largest server vendor. Some server vendors believe Lenovo...

Lenovo looking for help from Taiwan server players

Aug 25, 21:46

Following its acquisition of IBM's x86 server business, Lenovo is looking to establish partnerships with Taiwan-based server players such as Quanta Computer, Mitac International and...

More IC vendors to engage in merger or acquisition deals

Jul 25, 14:39

Following the recent announcement of the planned merger between FocalTech Systems and Orise Technology, more Taiwan-based touchscreen controller and LCD driver IC vendors are likely...

SolarCity completes supply chain strategy with Silevo acquisition, says EnergyTrend

Jun 27, 14:11

SolarCity recently acquired Silevo, a maker of high-efficiency solar modules. SolarCity has also merged with Zep Solar to gain access to module installment technology and will pair...

Lenovo to complete IBM server business acquisition by November; to see 10% of revenues contributed by enterprise business

Jun 3, 21:26

IBM's server business unit will start transitioning to Lenovo in July and the process is estimated to be completed by November. The acquisition is expected to boost Lenovo enterprise...

SAS finishes indirect acquisition of Germany-based Aleo Solar

May 19, 21:47

Taiwan-based solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) on May 19 announced that Sunrise Global Solar Energy, its subsidiary maker of monocrystalline...

Upstream suppliers eye server orders from Lenovo

Apr 23, 21:14

Lenovo reportedly has picked up its pace over the acquisition of IBM's entry-level server business with some of IBM's senior executives expected to join Lenovo in May, according to...

Yingli signs framework agreement with United PV for acquisition of 300MW solar plants

Apr 15, 15:01

Yingli Green Energy has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Yingli Energy (Yingli China), has entered into a framework agreement with United Photovoltaic Group Limited (United...

Adlink Technology to acquire Germany-based Penta

Mar 13, 14:30

Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) player Adlink Technology on March 12 announced the investment of US$7.4 million to acquire a 100% stake in Germany-based Penta GmbH to enhance its...

OSE denies rumor of acquisition by memory module maker

Stockwatch - Mar 6, 15:25

Packaging and testing firm Orient Semiconductor Electronics (OSE) has denied local media reports indicating that it will be acquired by a dedicated memory module vendor, according...

Lenovo to buy IBM x86 server business for US$2.3 billion

Jan 24, 11:09

Lenovo and IBM have entered into a definitive agreement in which Lenovo plans to acquire IBM's x86 server business. This includes System x, BladeCenter and Flex System blade servers...

Toshiba launches new subsidiary after completing acquisition of OCZ assets

Jan 22, 11:51

Toshiba has finalized the purchase of all assets of OCZ Technology, making it a wholly-owned subsidiary. Effective immediately, the subsidiary will operate independently as OCZ Storage...

Google's acquisition of Nest shows how B2C and advanced automation make for success in home energy management, says Lux Research

Jan 21, 15:00

Google recently announced a cash purchase of home automation start-up Nest Labs for US$3.2 billion; Google Ventures has been a major investor in the company, whose last funding round...

Corning completes acquisition of Samsung Corning Precision Materials

Jan 16, 11:37

Corning has announced that it has completed the previously announced plan to obtain full ownership of Samsung Corning Precision Materials (SCP), formerly an unconsolidated equity...

Micron posts profits on higher sales in fiscal 1Q14

Jan 8, 14:01

Micron Technology swung to net profits of US$358 million in the quarter ended November 28, 2013, from losses of US$275 million a year earlier, with sales soaring 120% on year to US$4.04...

Avago to buy LSI to enter storage chip market

Dec 17, 15:29

Avago Technologies has announced plans to acquire LSI for US$11.15 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at US$6.6 billion.

HannStar Display to acquire 5.3G touch panel factory from HannStar Touch Solution

Dec 6, 10:42

HannStar Display on December 5 announced the acquisition of a 5.3G touch panel factory at the Southern Taiwan Science Park for NT$1.425 billion (US$48.1 million) for the land and...

Toshiba to acquire assets of OCZ for US$35 million

Dec 4, 15:51

Toshiba has entered into an agreement with OCZ Technology to acquire substantially all of OCZ's SSD business, according to the Japan-based company. The transaction will be completed...

Compal Electronics completes merger with subsidiary Compal Communications

Nov 28, 21:55

Notebook ODM Compal Electronics has announced its merger with Compal Communications after completing its tender offer to purchase a majority stake in the handset subsidiary.

Microsoft to become a top-10 chip buyer on Nokia acquisition, says IHS

Nov 18, 15:11

With its upcoming acquisition of Nokia, Microsoft is set to become one of the world's top-10 original equipment manufacturer (OEM) semiconductor buyers, and will rank among the leading...

Qualcomm acquires certain Arteris technology assets

Nov 1, 15:41

Arteris, which provides network-on-chip interconnect IP and tools to accelerate system-on-chip semiconductor (SoC) assembly for a wide range of applications, announced on October...

ASE reportedly to buy Panasonic IC backend plants

Newswatch - Oct 28, 21:24

Taiwan-based Advanced Semiconductor Engineering's (ASE) is likely to take over Panasonic's IC backend sites overseas, according to a recent Chinese-language Commercial Times...

Western Digital expects new acquisition to benefit SSD business

Oct 25, 12:16

Western Digital has recently completed the acquisition of server flash memory maker Virident Systems, spending US$685 million. The acquisition is expected to help strengthen the hard...

Micron swings to profit in fiscal 2013

Oct 14, 14:01

Micron Technology has reported net profits of US$1.71 billion for its fiscal fourth-quarter 2013 compared to profits of US$43 million for the prior quarter and losses of US$243 million...

More handset ODMs likely to become targets for acquisition

Oct 1, 15:12

Taiwan-based handset ODMs including Arima Communications, Wistron NeWeb and FIH Mobile are likely to be the targets for acquisition after Compal Electronics announced its plans to...

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