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Applied Materials to merge with Tokyo Electron

Sep 25, 11:46

Applied Materials will merge with Tokyo Electron in an all-stock deal, which the companies claim will create a company with a combined stock market value of US$29 billion.

BlackBerry agrees to acquisition deal with consortium

Sep 24, 21:53

BlackBerry has announced it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) under which a consortium to be led by Fairfax Financial Holdings has offered to acquire the company for US$4.7 billion...

Ichia keypad shipments to BlackBerry unaffected by acquisition agreement

Sep 24, 21:42

Flexible PCB and keypad maker Ichia Technologies has said that its production of keypads for BlackBerry for the rest of 2013 will remain unchanged for the time being. The smartphone...

Digitimes Research: Microsoft aims to become mobile platform provider via Nokia acquisition

Sep 6, 12:23

While Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's Devices and Services business indicates the software vendor aims to develop its own-brand mobile end-market devices, the move also demonstrates...

ARM buys mobile display IC cores from Cadence

Sep 4, 15:02

Processor IP licensor ARM and Cadence Design Systems, an EDA tool company, have signed an agreement for the sale and transfer of Cadence PANTA display controller cores to ARM, according...

Commentary: What is Sanan seeking in Formosa Epitaxy deal?

Sep 4, 15:00

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has given a conditional approval to China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics' proposal to invest NT$2.352...

More acquisitions may occur after Nokia/Microsoft deal

Sep 4, 14:03

Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's Device and Services business is expected to trigger more acquisitions between handset vendors in the future as the smartphone market will gradually...

ARM acquires Sensinode to accelerate IoT

Aug 28, 16:09

ARM has acquired Sensinode, a provider of software technology for the Internet of things (IoT), and will continue the commercial offering of Sensinode's NanoStack and NanoService...

Samsung and affiliate to buy German OLED maker for EUR260 million

Aug 13, 12:41

Samsung Electronics and its affiliate Cheil Industries have agreed to acquire Novaled, a Germany-based OLED manufacturer, for a total of EUR260 million (US$347 million).

Micron pursues profit growth after Elpida acquisition

Aug 5, 10:58

Micron Technology is putting profits first instead of fighting for market share, according to company president Mark Adams. After acquiring Elpida Memory, the US memory chipmaker...

Mark Adams, president at Micron Technology

Amkor completes acquisition of Toshiba packaging unit in Malaysia

Aug 1, 14:50

IC assembly and test service provider Amkor Technology has completed its acquisition of Toshiba's semiconductor packaging operation in Malaysia, according to the two companies.

Micron closes Elpida purchase

Jul 31, 19:01

Micron Technology on July 31 announced the closing of its acquisition of Elpida Memory, and also its takeover of a 24% share of Rexchip Electronics from Powerchip Technology.

Taiwan market: FTC gives green light to FET acquisition of Hiiir

Jul 25, 12:07

Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) on July 24 approved the acquisition of an 80% stake in Hiiir, a provider of mobile application and advertising services in the Taiwan market,...

PTI enjoys rising shipments for mobile DRAM

Jul 15, 21:07

Packaging and testing firm Powertech Technology (PTI) has enjoyed growth in its shipments for mobile DRAM chips to Elpida Memory since the second half of 2012, according to market...

Micron, Elpida to complete merger in August, say observers

Jul 1, 15:29

Micron Technology is set to complete its long-awaited merger with Elpida Memory in early August, according to industry observers. The pair originally targeted completion of the transaction...

Chipbond to buy COF substrate supplier

May 2, 22:28

Chipbond Technology has said it will acquire Simpal Electronics, a Taiwan-based COF substrate supplier, through a share swap.

Certain Elpida creditors file appeal against reorganization, says Micron

Apr 1, 10:32

Micron Technology has noted that certain unsecured creditors of Elpida Memory on March 29 filed appeals of the Tokyo district court's order approving Elpida's plan of reorganizatio...

Apple acquisition of WiFiSlam heating up competition for location-based indoor services, say sources

Mar 27, 14:26

Apple's recent announcement for the acquisition of WiFiSlam, an indoor GPS solutions startup, appears to have attracted much attention as the move is likely to heat up competition...

Lenovo acquisition of Blackberry quite unlikely due to Canada government, say Taiwan makers

Mar 13, 15:53

While Lenovo has expressed its willingness to acquire Canada-based vendor Blackberry to enhance its competitiveness in the international business-use PC market, the bid is likely...

Tokyo court approves Micron deal to acquire Elpida

Mar 1, 11:45

Micron Technology has disclosed that the Tokyo District Court has approved Elpida Memory's restructuring plan. The plan calls for Micron to sponsor Elpida's reorganization under which...

Epistar, Huga acquisition benefits to show in 2013

Feb 6, 21:51

Market observers believe Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Epistar is likely to report 2012 net losses due to losses incurred from investments. However, the benefits Epistar's acquisition...

Lite-On Technology to take over Lite-On IT

Jan 31, 11:22

Taiwan-based EMS provider Lite-On Technology has announced plans to increase its stake in Lite-On IT, a Taiwan-based optical disc drive (ODD) and SSD (solid-state drive) maker, from...

Lenovo and Sharp winding down talks on LCD TV plant acquisition

Jan 22, 16:12

Lenovo and Sharp are reportedly winding down talks about Lenovo acquiring an LCD TV assembly plant in Nanjing from Sharp, according to industry sources.

The next 50 years: Q&A with Rohm CEO Satoshi Sawamura

Jan 22, 14:10

Rohm Semiconductor is looking to go beyond traditional practices and strategies while insisting on its original purpose "quality first" to provide best products and services,...

Satoshi Sawamura, ROHM president and CEO

Diodes to acquire BCD Semi for US$151 million

Jan 3, 14:41

Diodes, a manufacturer and supplier of application-specific standard products within the discrete, logic and analog semiconductor markets, has announced that the company entered into...

Japan Fair Trade Commission clears acquisition of Elpida by Micron

Dec 22, 11:34

The Japan Fair Trade Commission has cleared Micron Technology's acquisition of bankrupt Japan-based Elpida Memory, according to the US memory chipmaker.

Commentary: NSP, DelSolar merger unlikely to stir industry

Dec 7, 14:54

Some solar makers believe the merger between Neo Solar Power (NSP) and DelSolar, a subsidiary of Delta Electronics, will not affect the industry significantly. Nevertheless, this...

Elpida says acquisition by Micron approved by Tokyo court

Nov 2, 12:18

The Tokyo District Court has made an order approving Elpida Memory's reorganization plans to creditors, and also rejected a separate plan proposed by certain of Elpida's bondholders,...

ASML to acquire litho light source supplier Cymer

Oct 18, 10:25

ASML and Cymer have entered into a definitive agreement under which ASML will acquire all outstanding shares of Cymer in a cash-and-stock transaction currently valued at EUR1.95 billion...

Lenovo acquires CCE in Brazil

Sep 6, 01:40

Lenovo Group has announced the acquisition of CCE, which is a leader in PCs and consumer electronics in Brazil. The acquisition is expected to expand Lenovo's presence in the world's...

E Ink acquisition of SiPix is for prevention of price wars instead of obtaining capacity

Aug 21, 01:25

Taiwan-based EPD (electrophoretic display) maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) will acquire a 100% stake in fellow EPD player SiPix Technology for a total price of up to NT$1.5 billion (US$50...

Sigurd to buy stake in fellow backend firm

Stockwatch - Aug 16, 15:08

Sigurd Microelectronics, a Taiwan-based packaging and testing company specializing in consumer and mature logic ICs, has unveiled plans to participate in an upcoming fundraiser by...

VIA reportedly has become acquisition target for a China communications chip player

Aug 16, 01:10

Chip maker VIA Technologies is reportedly being targeted by a China-based communications chip player for acquisition, according to market watchers.

Ability and Altek to see DSC shipments drop in 3Q12

Aug 14, 01:45

Taiwan-based digital still camera (DSC) makers Ability Enterprise and Altek are both expected to see a shipment drop in the third quarter of 2012, affected by demand being replaced...

Foxconn reiterates agreement to take a stake in Sharp with price to be renegotiated

Aug 6, 12:08

Taiwan-based Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reiterated that it has reached an agreement with Sharp to renegotiate the prices for purchasing a stake in the Japanese...

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