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NCC gives green light to merger of Asia Pacific Telecom with Ambit Microsystems

Nov 5, 15:27

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on November 4 approved the merger with Ambit Microsystems proposed by 4G mobile communication operator Asia Pacific Telecom and investment...

Tsinghua Unigroup expresses interest in MediaTek

Nov 2, 21:30

China's state-backed technology conglomerate Tsinghua Unigroup, which owns both Spreadtrum Communications and RDA Microelectronics, has expressed interest in merging its two chip...

Tsinghua Unigroup chairman Zhao Wei-Guo

M&A activity continues through uncertain business climate, says IC Insights

Sep 29, 10:01

In July 2015, IC Insights examined the huge surge of M&A activity in the IC industry during the first six months of 2015. In just the first half of 2015, announced semiconductor...

SPIL dismisses rumors about merger talks with three other backend houses

Sep 23, 11:14

Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has dismissed rumors, saying it is not in talks for a share-swap merger with ChipMOS Technologies, King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC) and...

MediaTek looking to acquire Richtek

Sep 7, 22:04

MediaTek has disclosed plans to acquire an up to 51% stake in Richtek Technology, and is ultimately looking to buy 100% of the fellow Taiwan-based fabless IC firm.


Merger with Asustek unlikely, says Acer CEO

Sep 4, 10:41

In response to market watchers' suggestions that Asustek Computer should merge with Acer to create synergies and international competitiveness, Acer CEO Jason Chen emphasized that...

Samsung cuts Intel's semiconductor sales lead to 16% in 2Q15, says IC Insights

Aug 6, 15:30

Samsung's growth rate in the second quarter of 2015 put the company closer to catching Intel and becoming the world's leading semiconductor supplier, according to IC Insights.

Tsunami of M&A deals underway in 2015 chip industry, says IC Insights

Jul 30, 10:41

In just the first half of 2015 alone, announced semiconductor acquisition agreements had a combined total value of US$72.6 billion, which is nearly 6x the annual average for M&A...

Taiwan panel makers further down-talk merger possibilities

Jul 3, 12:17

Top representatives from both AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux have further commented there is currently no likelihood the two will merge due to differentiation in market strategy,...

MediaTek declines to comment on merger rumors

Stockwatch - Jul 1, 20:02

MediaTek has posted a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) stating it was not the source of a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report indicating...

Motech aims at synergy from merger with Topcell Solar

Jun 16, 12:28

Solar cell maker Motech Industries formally merged with fellow maker Topcell Solar International on June 1, 2015 and aims to generate substantial synergy form the merger in 2015,...

MediaTek chairman urges government to actively support local chipmakers

Jun 15, 23:00

Mergers and acquisitions remain an effective strategy for chipmakers to be bigger to compete in the global marketplace, according to MediaTek chairman MK Tsai. For any chipmakers...

MK Tsai

China market: LED industry set for more merger deals in 2015

Jun 12, 15:07

The LED industry in China is expected to enter a new phase of consolidation in 2015 with combined merger and acquisition deals to reach over CNY20 billion (US$3.22 billion) in the...

AUO denies rumors of potential merger with Innolux

May 22, 11:22

AU Optronics (AUO) has disputed rumors that it will merge with fellow Taiwan maker Innolux. AUO said such rumors are not true and that company operations will continue as normal.

IC Insights releases top-20 semiconductor suppliers in 1Q15

May 21, 21:32

IC Insights has released its list of the world's top-20 semiconductor suppliers including three pure-play foundries and four fabless companies in the first quarter of 2015.

2014 banner year for global industrial semiconductors, says IHS

May 21, 11:04

Worldwide industrial semiconductor revenues totaled US$40.4 billion in 2014, up from US$34.3 billion in 2013, according to IHS. The 18% increase follows solid growth of 13% in 2013,...

Power management semiconductor market rises 7% in 2014, says IHS

May 19, 22:16

After less-than-stellar market growth in 2013, the market for power management semiconductors surged in 2014. Even after a seasonal revenue decline of roughly 5% in the fourth quarter...

Applied, Tokyo Electron terminate merger deal

Apr 28, 14:32

Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron have agreed to terminate their merger plan, according to the companies. No termination fees will be payable by either party.

Two STATS ChipPAC subsidiaries in Taiwan merge

Apr 21, 21:04

IC testing house STATS ChipPAC Taiwan Semiconductor (SCT), a 52%-hold subsidiary of STATS ChipPAC, will complete its acquisition of STATS ChipPAC Taiwan, a wholly-owned subsidiary...

Everlight not considering merger with Edison, says chairman

Mar 18, 15:06

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics is not considering a merger with Taiwan-based Edison Opto in order to expand LED packaging capacity, according to Everlight chairman...

NXP-Freescale merger to result in global 8th-largest chipmaker, IHS says

Mar 18, 11:37

The recent acquisition of Freescale Semiconductor by NXP Semiconductors would catapult the merged entity into the world's eighth-largest chipmaker, positioning the newly minted giant...

Acer looks to stable smartphone business, says CEO

Jan 26, 16:35

Acer's smartphone business has not yet turned profitable, but it will continue to adopt a stable business model to look for business opportunities in the market, according to company...

Jason Chen, Acer CEO

Digitimes Research: TSMC SSL merger to enhance Epistar in the LED market

Jan 14, 23:15

Epistar has invested NT$825 million (US$25.94 million) to merge with TSMC Solid State Lighting (SSL), helping to enhance Epistar's capability in the lighting industry. Before the...

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...

Taiwan notebook ODMs looking to expand medical electronics business

Dec 12, 12:03

In view of stagnant demand for notebooks, Taiwan-based notebook ODMs are turning to focus on strengthening their medical electronics business and are forming relationships with hospitals,...

Taiwan ODMs pushing into medical electronics industry

Cypress and Spansion to merge

Dec 2, 14:35

Cypress Semiconductor and Spansion have signed a definitive agreement to merge in an all-stock, tax-free transaction valued at approximately US$4 billion. The post-merger company...

ChipMOS Taiwan, Thailin to merge

Nov 13, 10:06

ChipMOS Technologies (Bermuda) announced on November 12 that its board of directors has approved a plan to merge its subsidiaries ChipMOS Taiwan and Thailin Semiconductor. The board...

BLU makers Forhouse, BriView complete merger

Oct 2, 18:45

BLU makers Forhouse and BriView, two associate companies under the AU Optronics (AUO) Group, officially completed their merger on October 1, with Forhouse as the surviving company...

Connector maker Aces to merge with MEC

Stockwatch - Sep 25, 11:33

Taiwan-based connector maker Aces Electronics, during a shareholder meeting on September 24, approved its merger with MEC, another Taiwan-based connector maker. The merger will complete...

Aces to merge with MEC and release new stocks

Stockwatch - Aug 7, 14:36

Taiwan-based connector maker Aces Electronics has announced a merger with MEC, also a Taiwan-based connector maker, and will release a total of 7,144,225 new stocks, worth NT$71.44...

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...

Vishay to acquire Capella Microsystems via tender offer

Newswatch - Jul 14, 09:59

Taiwan-based IC design house Capella Microsystems has signed a merger agreement with US-based semiconductor firm Vishay Intertechnology and its affiliated Vishay Taiwan, under which...

Digitimes Research: Epistar-Forepi merger to help stabilize LED industry

Jul 3, 16:20

Taiwan-based LED maker Epistar announced a merger with Formosa Epitaxy (Forepi) on June 30, 2014, with the former aiming to fully acquire the latter and become the surviving company...

Epistar to reach 15% GaN wafer capacity market share following FOREPI merger, says IHS

Jul 3, 15:36

Following the announcement on June 30 that Epistar is acquiring Formosa Epitaxy (FOREPI), Epistar will have over 400 MOCVD reactors including those from FOREPI's China subsidiaries,...

AUO and Innolux rumored to be discussing merger possibilities

Mar 14, 12:28

Market rumors are spreading that Taiwan-based AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux are in discussions over collaboration possibilities that could include a potential merger, according to...

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