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UTAC gains controlling stake in JV with SMIC

Sep 6, 14:27

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has transferred nearly its entire stake in its packaging and testing joint venture to partner United Test and Assembly...

Ability obtains majority stake in lens maker

Sep 5, 10:50

Digital camera maker Ability Enterprise has revealed it has invested NT$367 million (US$12.7 million) to acquire a 52.24% stake in E-Pin Optical Industry, a Taiwan-based maker of...

Digitimes Insight: Acquisition of Motorola may enhance Android services

Aug 30, 16:03

Due to Google's recent acquisition of Motorola including the tablet vendor's mobile hardware business, market players have had growing concerns that Google may be heading toward the...

GT Advanced Technologies acquires Confluence Solar

Aug 25, 10:35

GT Advanced Technologies has announced it has acquired privately-held Confluence Solar, the developer of HiCz, a continuously-fed Czochralski (CCz) growth technology, that enables...

FPCB maker Career Tech reportedly to take up Sunflex

Aug 19, 11:22

Flexible PCB maker Career Technology reportedly plans to acquire fellow maker Sunflex Tech through a share swap, in which one Sunflex share will be exchanged for 0.9 Career shares...

Cree acquires Ruud Lighting

Aug 18, 11:49

Cree has announced the acquisition of Ruud Lighting, a supplier of LED outdoor lighting, at an estimated net cost of approximately US$525 million. Cree said the acquisition allows...

Taiwan handset PCB and chipset vendors hail Google acquisition of Motorola

Aug 17, 17:04

Taiwan-based handset PCB and chipsets makers have applauded Google's announcement of acquiring Motorola Mobility, expecting that a growing Android mobile device market will help boost...

Google acquisition of Motorola likely to benefit Taiwan production partners, but potential uncertain

Aug 17, 16:24

Share prices of Taiwan-based companies known to have strong business relations with Motorola staged a rally on August 16, one day after Google announced its plans to acquire Motorola...

Google to acquire Motorola Mobility

Aug 16, 01:10

Google and Motorola Mobility Holdings have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Google will acquire Motorola Mobility for US$40 per share in cash,...

HTC to acquire 51% stake in US-based Beats Electronics

Stockwatch - Aug 11, 15:50

High Tech Computer (HTC) announced on August 11 plans to invest in US-based Beats Electronics for an amount not exceeding US$309 million and will acquire a 51% stake in the company,...

HTC July sales up 83% on year, announcing acquisition of Dashwire

Aug 5, 16:32

HTC has announces consolidated revenues of NT$45.11 billion (US$1.56 billion) for July, up 83.29% on year, while total revenues from January to July 2011 were NT$273.67 billion, up...

WT Micro to acquire fellow IC distributor Techmosa

Aug 4, 01:00

WT Microelectronics has announced plans to acquire fellow IC distributor Techmosa International through a share swap. Each share of Techmosa will be swapped for 0.547 WT Micro shares,...

Avnet buys another Taiwan-based semiconductor distributor

Aug 2, 12:39

Avnet has announced the acquisition of Prospect Technology, a Taiwan-based electronic components distributor. The announcement was made following its recent purchase of JC Tally Trading,...

Avnet acquires JC Tally for bigger presence in Asia

Aug 1, 16:52

Avnet on August 1 announced that it has acquired JC Tally Trading, an interconnect, passive and electromechanical components distributor in Asia. Financial terms were not disclosed...

Lenovo pushes oversea acquisition to expand PC market share

Jul 19, 01:20

With China-based PC vendor Lenovo successfully surpassed Acer and became the third largest PC vendor worldwide in the second quarter, Lenovo CFO Wong Wai Ming pointed out that the...

Commentary: HTC acquisition of graphics and 3D patents has limited effect to counter Apple patent lawsuits

Jul 7, 17:04

HTC has stated that its decision to acquire S3 Graphics from its associate company VIA Technologies is aimed at strengthening its patent profiles related to graphics and 3D technology,...

VIA sells S3 Graphics to HTC

Jul 7, 01:00

Taiwan-based chipset maker VIA Technologies has announced it will sell its shareholdings in S3 Graphics to its affiliate company High Tech Computer (HTC) for US$300 million. The action...

VIS reportedly offers to buy ProMOS 12-inch fab

Jul 4, 11:46

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), a Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) affiliate specializing in analog/mixed-signal and logic ICs, has offered to acquire...

ProMOS 12-inch fab at CTSP, central Taiwan

OmniVision to buy wafer-level lens manufacturing unit from JV

Jun 30, 13:50

OmniVision Technologies has announced plans to buy the wafer-level lens production operations from VisEra Technologies, its joint venture with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company...

Acer may fall out of the worldwide top-3 notebook ranking in 2Q11

Jun 16, 01:20

As Acer is still working on resolving its notebook inventory issues and expects to suffer a sequential shipment drop of 10% in the second quarter, Lenovo, the fourth-largest global...

Spreadtrum acquires stake in UMTS/HSPA modem chipset developer

Jun 14, 14:28

Spreadtrum Communications, a major fabless semiconductor provider in China with technology in both 2G and 3G wireless communications standards, has announced that it acquired an approximately...

Asustek taking cautious attitude toward Acer dumping 3 million notebooks in Europe

Jun 3, 10:11

As Acer has announced it will provide channels with US$150 million in sales allowances to clear inventory, sources from the notebook industry believe such action will result in close...

Mosaid, Hynix enter into patent license and acquisition agreements

May 17, 16:33

Mosaid Technologies has concluded a patent portfolio license agreement with Hynix Semiconductor of Korea, according to the Canada-based patent licensing and IP development company.

TI remains largest power IC supplier but competition is fierce, says IMS

May 12, 16:57

Texas Instruments (TI) remained the largest supplier in the power management and driver IC market in 2010, a year in which most suppliers experienced an exploding market but struggled...

Acer rumored to acquire Insyde, but the firm says no plans to sell currently

May 12, 01:00

In response to former CEO Gianfranco Lanci's comment that Acer lacks talent that can help to integrate software and hardware platforms for its smartphone and tablet PC products, Acer...

Seagate to control 40% of HDD market with Samsung acquisition, says IHS iSuppli

May 4, 16:54

Seagate Technology's recent buyout of Samsung Electronics' hard disk drive (HDD) business will considerably boost the newly merged entity's overall standing, with combined shipments...

Acquisition positions Silicon Image for wireless HD video leadership, says IHS iSuppli

Apr 28, 10:33

With its planned acquisition of SiBeam, high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) chipmaker Silicon Image has positioned itself to take the lead in the burgeoning market for the...

Micron, Inotera deny acquisition rumors

Apr 28, 01:30

Rumors have started to circulate again that Micron Technology is pursuing plans to acquire full ownership of Taiwan-based Inotera Memories. But both firms have denied the possibili...

InnoDisk mulls acquisition of server memory specialist

Apr 21, 14:45

Taiwan-based InnoDisk, which develops and manufactures flash storage devices for industrial applications and embedded systems, is mulling plans to buy US-based Actica for up to NT$500...

Inventec chairman becomes a director of GIH

Apr 21, 14:44

Inventec Group chairman Yeh Kuo-yi has become a director of a subsidiary of E-Ton Solar Tech, in an apparent move to reform the management of the solar-cell maker.

Taiwan hard drive component makers may face difficulty negotiating quotes

Apr 21, 01:30

As the hard drive market will be fully occupied by three major players following Western Digital's acquisition of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST) and Seagate completes...

Seagate buying Samsung HDD department rumor unlikely to occur shortly

Apr 19, 01:45

Rumor about hard drive maker Seagate may purchase Samsung Electronics' hard drive business has been spreading in IT market after report about Samsung considering selling its hard...

TI to acquire National Semiconductor for US$6.5 billion

Apr 6, 11:21

Texas Instruments (TI) has signed a definitive agreement to purchase National Semiconductor in an all-cash transaction of about US$6.5 billion. Both companies will operate independently...

Richtek dismisses acquisition rumors

Stockwatch - Mar 24, 01:55

Analog IC design house Richtek Technology has dismissed a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report indicating it is looking to acquire Capella Microsystems,...

AT&T/T-Mobile merger makes US market entry harder for second-tier equipment and device suppliers, say Taiwan makers

Mar 22, 10:51

AT&T's merger acquisition of T-Mobile US will result in the dominance of the US mobile telecom market by AT&T and Verizon Wireless, and the situation will render it more difficult...

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