Chinese EV maker Xpeng increase size of U.S. IPO to 1.5 billion, retains greenshoe option allowing it further raise $224.4 million

According to two sources with direct knowledge of the matter at hand, Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker Xpeng XPEV has increased the size of its U.S initial public offering (IPO) to around $1.49 billion. “The company will price its shares at $15 each, after initially indicating they would be sold for $11 to $13 when…

Big impact expected from new U.S. export control rule targeting Huawei’s chip division HiSilicon

In the latest U.S. move that strategically targets Huawei, the U.S. government is targeting the Chinese company’s HiSilicon chip business, which is key to Chinese ambition of dominating the semiconductor sector. With the latest U.S. strategic move, Huawei is set to lose access to chip making tools. In what could be the most damaging move…

Taiwanese chipmaker TSMC stops taking new orders from Huawei following U.S. restrictions

On Monday, as per a report from Japan’s news daily the Nikkei which cites multiple sources familiar with the matter at hand, the world’s biggest chip maker, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd, has stopped taking new orders from Huawei Technologies following Washington’s move aimed at further cutting off supplies to the Chinese company. Huawei’s orders…

U.S and Japan to collaborate on economic security including 5G technology

On Saturday, the United States and Japan agreed to start a dialogue on economic security which includes 5G mobile networks as well as the export of civilian technology that also has military use, reported Japan’s Yomiuri newspaper. On Friday, the U.S. administration moved to block the global supply of chips to Chinese 5G equipment giant…

Taiwan’s TSMC to build $12 Billion chip facility in Arizona

On Friday, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd announced it will build a $12 billion chip factory in Arizona with the company saying it reflects a “strong partnership” with the U.S. government. The development coincides with the Trump Administration’s efforts to bring in more manufacturing activity to the United States. The chip factory will create 1,600…

Venture capital arm of Intel Corp invests in 2 Chinese startups

On Wednesday, the venture arm of U.S. chipmaker Intel Corp, Intel Capital stated it has invested in two Chinese startups in the semiconductor sector. The fresh investments comes at a time when there is heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing over chip manufacturing. One of the Chinese startups, Intel Capital has invested is ProPlus. It…

Trump Administration in talks with chipmakers on building semiconductor factories in the U.S.

May 10, 2020 – On Sunday, the Wall Street Journal reported, the Trump’s administration is holding talks with semiconductor companies on building chip factories in the United States. As per the WSJ report, which cites sources familiar with the matter at hand, the Trump administration is in talks with Intel Corp and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing…

U.S. drafts new rule allowing companies to work with Huawei to set 5G standards & protocols

According to sources familiar with the matter at hand, the U.S. Department of Commerce is close to introduce a new rule that would allow U.S. companies to work with Huawei Technologies on setting standards for the next generation 5G networks. In 2019, following rhe U.S. Commerce Department blacklisting the company, engineers in some U.S. technology…