Britain cuts off funding to microchip factory after its sale to China’s Nexperia

In a report the Telegraph said, British ministers have cut off funding to Britain’s biggest microchip factory following its sale to a Chinese-owned technology company. UK Research and Investment (UKRI) has suspended funding to Newport Wafer Fab following government instructions after it was sold to China’s Nexperia. Earlier this month, when asked whether the sale…

Semiconductor equipment maker MKS negotiating acquisition of specialty chemicals group Atotech Ltd: Sources

According to sources familiar with the matter at hand, MKS Instruments Inc, a semiconductor equipment maker, has approached Atotech Ltd, a specialty chemicals group, with an acquisition offer. The potential deal will see MKS expand it’s offerings in chip manufacturing through the addition of Atotech’s plating chemicals. The offer comes a few months after Atotech…

Britain’s IG plans to acquire U.S. trading platform tastytrade for $1 billion

In a statement on Thursday, Britain’s IG said, it plans to acquire tastytrade, a U.S. trading platform, for $1 billion. The development will see IG venturing into North America following a stellar year for the new breed of retail investment brokerages. The Coronavirus induced COVID-19 pandemic which brought lockdown in most countries increased market volatility…

Reddit acquires short video platform Dubsmash in cash & stock deal

In a statement social network firm Reddit said, it would acquire TikTok rival short-video platform Dubsmash. Although Reddit did not disclose the financial terms of the deal its spokeswoman said the acquisition was based on a combination of cash and stock. TikTok’s proliferance has led many social media companies to add short-video services to their…

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Cybersecurity firm Exabeam acquires Israeli-based cloud application security company SkyFormation for undisclosed amount

The deal has multiple synergies that bode well for Exabeam. Exabeam, a California-based cybersecurity firm stated it has acquired Israeli cloud application security company SkyFormation for an undisclosed amount. The financial details of the acquisition are yet to be disclosed. Exabeam’s first acquisition follows its recent $75 million funding round. The deal will enable Exabeam…

Here’s one of the reasons why Donald Trump is limiting Chinese investment in the U.S.

Much of the U.S. government’s stance can be traced back to a report prepared by the U.S. Department of Defense, which warns of Chinese venture investors accessing “the crown jewels of U.S. innovation.” Although the U.S. Administration is pushing to protects national security interests by blocking Chinese investments in the field of artificial intelligence, machine…