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CFIUS Filing Withdrawn, Deal Abandoned: Unic Capital Management, China Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund and Xcerra, Inc.

Status:  Withdrawn; Abandoned Acquirer:  Unic Capital Management Co., Ltd. (China); China Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund Co. (China) Acquired:  Xcerra, Inc. (US) Value:  Approx. US$580 million Industry:  Semiconductor… Continue Reading

CFIUS Filing Clearance: ARRIS International plc, Brocade Communications Systems and Broadcom

Status:  Clearance   Acquirer:  ARRIS International plc (England and Wales) Acquired:  Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (US); Broadcom Ltd. (Singapore) Value:  US$800 million Industry: Telecommunications; Network and Data Solutions; Semiconductors… Continue Reading

Presidential Order on CFIUS Filing: Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, China Venture Capital Fund, and Lattice Semiconductor

Status: Presidential Order   Acquirer:  Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, Inc. (US); China Venture Capital Fund Corporation Limited (China) Acquired:  Lattice Semiconductor Corp. (US) Value:  Approximately US$1.3 Billion Industry:  Integrated Circuits; Electronic Engineering; Semiconductors… Continue Reading

CFIUS Filing Clearance: Beijing JianGuang Asset Management, Wise Road Capital and Nexperia Holdco Netherlands

Status:  Clearance   Acquirer:  Beijing JianGuang Asset Management Co., Ltd. (China); Wise Road Capital LTD (China based or affiliated – see text below) Aquired:  Nexperia Holdco Netherlands B.V. (Netherlands) Value:  US$2.75 Billion Industry:  Semiconductors… Continue Reading

CFIUS Filing Update: Renesas Electronics Corp. and Intersil Corp.

Status Update:  Clearance Acquirer:  Renesas Electronics Corp. (Japan) Acquired:  Intersil Corp. (U.S.) Value:  Approx. US$3.22 Billion Industry:  Semiconductors UPDATE:  On February 21, 2017, Intersil Corporation issued a press release stating that, in relation to its pending acquisition by Renesas Electronics Corporation, the parties “received notification by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States … Continue Reading

CFIUS Filing Clearance: IDG Capital, MLS Co, Yiwu State-owned Assets Operation Center and LEDvance

Status:  Clearance   Acquirer:  IDG Capital Partners (China), MLS Co, Ltd. (China) and Yiwu State-Owned Assets Operation Center (China) Acquired:  LEDvance, business unit of Osram Licht AG (German) Value:  Approx. EUR400 Million (US$442.2 Million) Industry: Semiconductors   According to recent news reports, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has cleared the … Continue Reading

CFIUS Filing Withdrawn, Deal Abandoned: Infineon Technologies AG and Cree, Inc.

Status Update: Withdrawn and Abandoned   Acquirer:  Infineon Technologies AG (Germany) Acquired:  Cree, Inc. (US) Value:  US$850 million Industry:  Semiconductors   UPDATE:  On February 16, 2017, Cree Inc., announced that “it will terminate the definitive agreement to sell its Wolfspeed Power and RF division (“Wolfspeed”), which includes the silicon carbide substrate business for power, RF and … Continue Reading

CFIUS Clearance: ASML Holding NV and Hermes Microvision, Inc.

Status:  Clearance   Acquirer:  ASML Holding NV (The Netherlands) Acquired:  Hermes Microvision, Inc. (Taiwan) Value:  Approx. NT$100 billion (US$3.1 billion) Industry:  Semiconductors   ASML Holdings NV, a Netherlands company that manufactures “chip-making equipment,” announced on October 26, 2016, that it received all necessary regulatory clearance, including from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United … Continue Reading

CFIUS Clearance: Beijing E-Town Chipone Technology Co. and Integrated Memory Logic Limited

Status:  Clearance   Acquirer:  Beijing E-Town Chipone Technology Co., Ltd. (China) Acquired:  Integrated Memory Logic Limited (U.S.) Value:  Approx. US$144.5 million Industry:  Integrated Circuits; Semiconductors   On November 2, 2016, Exar Corporation announced that it received clearance from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) concerning the sale of its fabless semiconductor subsidiary, … Continue Reading

CFIUS Presidential Order: Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund LP/Zhendong Liu and Aixtron SE

Status:  Presidential Order   Acquirer:  Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund LP (China); Zhendong Liu (China) Acquired:  Aixtron SE (Germany) Value:  Approximately €670 million Industry:  Semiconductors   Late in the evening on Friday, December 2, the White House published the text of a “Presidential Order – Regarding the Proposed Acquisition of a Controlling Interest in Aixtron … Continue Reading