Monday 28 December 2015
SPIL to evaluate ASE acquisition proposal
Taiwan-based Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has canceled a scheduled provisional shareholder meeting to seek approval for its planned alliance with China's Tsinghua Unigroup,...
Friday 18 December 2015
Commentary: Is Micron investment in Inotera a good buy?
Micron Technology has offered a deal to make Taiwan-based Inotera Memories a wholly-own subsidiary. Micron, which holds a 33% stake in Inotera, is offering to buy the remaining outstanding...
Wednesday 16 December 2015
Tsinghua Unigroup looking to invest in Phison China subsidiary, says report
China's state-owned Tsinghua Unigroup intends to acquire a 51% stake in Taiwan-based NAND flash device controller supplier Phison Electronics' subsidiary in Hefei of China's Anhui...
Monday 14 December 2015
Tsinghua Unigroup looking to buy stakes in SPIL and ChipMOS
China's state-controlled Tsinghua Unigroup plans to spend a total of about US$2 billion to acquire stakes in ChipMOS Technologies Taiwan and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL)...
Friday 27 November 2015
Tsinghua Unigroup seeking investment in SK Hynix, says report
According to China's, state-backed tech conglomerate Tsinghua Unigroup intends to buy a stake in South Korea-based SK Hynix for around CNY30 billion (US$4.7 bil...
Monday 23 November 2015
Targeting Taiwan IC sector: Q&A with Tsinghua Unigroup chairman Zhao Weiguo
China-based Tsinghua Unigroup is currently riding high in the global semiconductor industry with a series of acquisitions totaling over US$10 billion in the past two years. Tsinghua...
Tuesday 10 November 2015
TSMC 'grand alliance' more powerful than China's 'red supply chain,' says Chang
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) "grand alliance" with its ecosystem partners and customers has already been enhanced for years, while China's so-called...
Tuesday 3 November 2015
Taiwan to review ban on Chinese investment in local IC design sector
Taiwan will asses the feasibility of lifting a ban on investments by China-based firms in the local IC design industry, according to officials from Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs...
Tuesday 3 November 2015
Commentary: Tsinghua Unigroup investment in PTI may trigger Taiwan policy change for semiconductor industry
The investment of NT$19.4 billion (US$598 million) by China-based Tsinghua Unigroup to take a 25% stake in Taiwan's IC backend service company Powertech Technology (PTI) could lead...
Monday 2 November 2015
Tsinghua Unigroup expresses interest in MediaTek
China's state-backed technology conglomerate Tsinghua Unigroup, which owns both Spreadtrum Communications and RDA Microelectronics, has expressed interest in merging its two chip...
Monday 2 November 2015
Inotera to appoint new chairman
Inotera Memories will hold a regular board meeting in mid-November to elect a new chairman to replace Charles Kau, according to a company's post on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).
Monday 2 November 2015
Tsinghu Unigroup to buy 25% stake in PTI for NT$19.4 billion
China's state-owned Tsinghua Unigroup will invest a total of NT$19.4 billion (US$598 million) in Powertech Technology (PTI) through private placement, according to the Taiwan-based...
Wednesday 28 October 2015
Charles Kau remains Inotera chairman, says company CFO
Charles Kau is still the chairman of Inotera Memories, and there has been no change to the post, said company CFO Peter Shen while hosting an October 27 investors meeting to discuss...
Thursday 22 October 2015
Western Digital announces acquisition of SanDisk
Western Digital and SanDisk on October 21 announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Western Digital will acquire all of the outstanding shares of SanDisk...
Wednesday 7 October 2015
Commentary: China DRAM industry set to rise
China's DRAM industry is set to take a big step forward as its state-backed technology conglomerate Tsinghua Unigroup has successfully raided a senior executive from Taiwan's DRAM...