Behavioral Remedies Offered by Brocade/Broadcom to Address EC Concerns

Semiconductor company Broadcom has submitted a behavioral remedy proposal to EU regulators to gain approval for its $5.9 billion acquisition of data and storage networking player Brocade, a source close to the parties told CTFN.featured

Judge Sets Date for Qualcomm Trial

A federal judge today scheduled the trial in the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust case against Qualcomm to commence January 3, 2019. Judge Lucy Koh of United States District Court for the Northernfeatured

No Apparent Remedy in Lattice Semiconductor/Canyon Bridge Deal

With additional reporting by Sarah Cohen – Lattice Semiconductor and Canyon Bridge jointly withdrew and refiled their voluntary notice to the Committee on Foreign Investment infeatured

Qualcomm Takes Aim at Stalemated FTC

Qualcomm’s motion to dismiss the Federal Trade Commission’s anticompetitive practices complaint puts the pressure squarely on the federal competition agency, where the understaffedfeatured

CFIUS Pull-and-Refile Perpetuates Doubts on Lattice/Canyon Bridge Deal

Lattice Semiconductor’s pulling and refiling of its submission to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States of Lattice’s announced acquisition by China-backed buyoutfeatured

NXP/Qualcomm Antitrust Delays Related to History of Complaints

With additional reporting by Sarah Cohen and Valeria Camerino – Qualcomm’s history of antitrust complaints in multiple jurisdictions is thought to be a factor in the length of time regulatoryfeatured

Qualcomm’s EC Filing for NXP Imminent

With additional reporting by Sarah Cohen – Qualcomm’s merger control filing for its acquisition of NXP Semiconductors with the European Commission is imminent, however the clearancefeatured

Regulators Could Take a Year to Decide Renesas/Intersil Remedies

If remedies are necessary to safeguard Intersil’s facility in Palm Bay, Florida, where it manufactures chips for defense purposes, regulators including the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States and the Defense Security Service are likely to take between three months to a year to decide the site’s fate, two sector lawyers told CTFN. … Read Morefeatured

Cross-Ownership Suggests Positive SanDisk/Western Digital Vote

Cross-ownership between hard disk drive manufacturer Western Digital and flash memory company SanDisk suggests that shareholders of both companies will support the merger, according to CTFN research. Shares of Western Digital have slid 40% since announcing the acquisition of SanDisk. Still, enough shareholders own stakes in both companies that they would likely vote for the deal … Read Morefeatured

ON Semiconductor Has Superior Proposal Investors Say

ON Semiconductor’s offer to acquire Fairchild Semiconductor for $20 per share in cash is superior to a Chinese investor group’s higher bid, said two hedge fund sources, one with a stake in Fairchild. Even though a consortium led by China Resources Microelectronics and Hua Capital Management bid $21.70 per share for Fairchild last week, the … Read Morefeatured

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