back to article Trump blocks China-backed Lattice Semiconductor buyout

The Trump administration has blocked the purchase of a US semiconductor company by a Chinese investment firm, citing national security concerns. The White House said on Wednesday that it would not allow Canyon Bridge Capital, a fund backed by China Venture Capital, to acquire Lattice Semiconductor, a US chipmaker, out of fears …

  1. Field Commander A9

    Subtitle misplaced "下次", should have been "下次说你是俄国人"

  2. Anonymous South African Coward Silver badge

    The repercussions will be fun to watch.

    Or not.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      If you trade in China, and I may be wrong, you seem to have to hand over or open your patents up to the Chinese so they can compete. This doesn't seem to be that different from what the Chinese are doing - self-protection.

  3. phuzz Silver badge

    "The President's decision to kill the deal had been widely expected since September 1, when the Treasury Department's Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States advised against approving the merger."

    I was expecting him to do the opposite, isn't that what he usually does when he's given good advice?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      He's been pretty vocal about the Chinese being unfair competitors, so it isn't surprising he'd follow their advice. If it had been a country he likes, such as Russia, it would have been a different story.

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