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2007-04-19 Equity firm abandons ASE acquisition plans
An equity group has dropped plans to acquire Taiwan's Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc
2009-06-03 Taiwan firm buys e-paper supplier for $215M
Taiwan supplier of small- and medium-sized displays Prime View International (PVI) is set to acquire electronic paper display technology pioneer E Ink Corp.
2007-06-29 Singapore's UTAC marked for private equity bid
Affinity Global Capital and TPG Capital launched a takeover bid for Singapore's UTAC, in yet another indication of private equity's growing interest in the semiconductor industry
2009-10-08 NXP changes raise questions on long-term plans
Questions about its long-term plans hound NXP Semiconductors after its announced sale of its TV and digital STB units to Trident Microsystems
2005-06-01 Transmeta sells processor line to Hong Kong firm
Troubled Transmeta Corp. announced plans to license and sell its x86-based microprocessor technology to Culture.com Technology Ltd, a subsidiary of Culturecom Holdings Ltd of Hong Kong
2012-06-27 Renesas asks $620M from private equity firm
The investment represents around the amount the struggling Japanese company needs for a $1.3 billion cash injection for its restructuring plans
2016-04-06 Lone ASIC vendor in Japan stands firm
Owned partly by Fujitsu and Panasonic, Socionext's business units include visual systems, IoT & graphics solutions, network SoCs, high performance SoCs, custom SoCs, Milbeaut and connected imaging.
2007-09-04 AES to buy IBM-Infineon JV firm
IBM Corp. and Infineon Technologies have agreed to divest their shares in Altis Semiconductor via a sale to Switzerland-based Advanced Electronic Systems AG (AES).
2013-02-06 Dell agrees to be taken private for $24.4 billion
Dell will go private in a $24.4 billion deal with investment firm Silver Lake and Microsoft in a bid to restore the company's profits and legacy
2009-10-05 IC vendor watch: Who's got cash?
The biggest IC firms by revenue rank not only among the best in their respective industry segments but are also more likely to have huge piles of cash for acquisitions, R&D and product development.
2012-04-10 Toshiba bows out of Elpida bid
Toshiba Corp. no longer plans to bid for a stake in fellow Japanese chip vendor Elpida Memory Inc., according to a Reuters news service report
2012-08-31 Renesas president mum on KKR deal, discusses restructuring plan
Yasushi Akao talks at length about his key strategies in increasing profits for Renesas Electronics. His comments came hours after news spread that private equity firm KKR intends to invest $1.27 billion in the struggling Japanese chip company
2012-10-17 Japanese investment group to bail out Renesas
The Innovation Network Corp. of Japan (INCJ) plans to invest around $1.9 billion in return for a two-thirds stake in the company
2011-06-29 Bridgepoint buys Sumitomo business unit
Equity firm Bridgepoint has acquired SPTS from Sumitomo Precision Products, boosting SPTS' position in the MEMS, compound semiconductor, advanced packaging and power markets
2009-05-25 ST ready to shed off old image
Only days after STMicroelectronics N.V. hosted its Annual Investors' Day conference in New York, several analysts have upgraded ratings on the company, boosting its market value by as much as 10 percent and elevating the IC firm's equity performance above many of its peers in the embattled industry
2003-05-08 Promos signs tech pact with Elpida
Promos Technologies Inc. and Elpida Memory Inc. announced they will form a technology alliance, which gives the Taiwan company access to key process technology and helps the Japan firm line up more capacity without investing massive amounts of capital
2012-03-21 Globalfoundries sees increased business with AMD
AMD plans to spend about $1.5 billion with Globalfoundries in 2012 and that the company will have 28nm products manufactured at both Globalfoundries and rival TSMC
2014-06-17 Altera forms broadband, data centre partnerships
The FPGA firm is working with Lime Technology to develop RF and base band solutions, and with Microsoft Research and Bing to accelerate the processing of large amounts of data on servers
2012-08-09 Nikon, Intel to develop 450mm wafer steppers
The Japanese firm is going to work with Intel to develop the next generation semiconductor manufacturing equipment capable of handling 450mm wafers that Nikon plans to commercialize by 2018
2009-09-30 Update: 10 companies in trouble
This is an updated version of 10 companies in trouble. Some companies have been removed since the last version, others remain. Still others have been added to the mix.
2014-08-06 Things unsaid about the new Fujitsu-Panasonic Co.
The announcement last week revealed a few details of the new fabless chip companyincluding its CEO, its ratio of voting rights, and the number of employees.
2006-11-07 Technology firms eyeing Vietnam
China may be the name on everyone's lips when it comes to the preeminent Asian market and production base, but a growing number of major technology firms are taking notice of a new contender to the throneVietnam.
2014-02-06 Sony mulls selling Vaio PC unit
According to Japan's financial newspaper Nikkei, Sony is reportedly negotiating the terms of a deal to sell its Vaio PC unit to an investment fund called Japan Industrial Partners.
2008-05-19 Nokia offloads line fit automotive biz
Nokia has signed an agreement with novero on the divestment of Nokia's line fit automotive business.
2007-10-11 Japan chip industry up for painful restructuring
Amid a sluggish cycle in semiconductors, Japan's IC industry is moving towards a new round of restructuring if not a shakeout among the weaker players there.
2015-11-20 China's chip acquisitions send ripples across industry
The technologies and IP targeted by China include disk drives, CMOS image sensors, servers, memory chips and advanced semiconductor packaging and test services.
2013-12-18 Avago, LSI merger underscores evolving IC industry
Avago Technologies revealed it will purchase LSI for $6.6 billion in cash and loans in a deal that may see their revenue growth slower, but with significantly higher profit.
2008-12-10 Analysis: China IC industry battles slowdown
The mad rush to invest on the emerging Chinese semiconductor industry is slowing down. The fever has been in fact cooling since a year ago, well before the credit crisis hit the global market.
2007-11-20 Abu Dhabi buys $622M worth of AMD shares
AMD has announced it has received $608 million from the investment arm of the Abu Dhabi government, making the Persian Gulf emirate one of the chipmaker's biggest shareholders.
2015-06-03 Why is China bullish on chip industry?
Unlike in the West, China considers the semiconductor sector a big investment. It is the financial play and quick ROI that lures Chinese investment funds into the chip industry.
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