Samsung to invest $19B in chip, display plants
Global memory chip industry is enjoying a massive boom thanks to a surge in demand for microchips.
Chipmaker NXP to acquire rival Freescale for $11.8B
Deal makes NXP the biggest supplier of microchips to the automotive industry.
Chipmaker Cypress buying Spansion in stock deal worth $1.59B
Deal expected to cut annual costs by $135 million within three years.
Applied Materials to acquire Tokyo Electron for $9.4 billion
The all-stock transaction will create a new company with a market capitalization of about $29 billion.
Taiwan tech industry gears up to meet growing challenge from Samsung
Taiwan’s smartphone, memory chip and display panel makers suffered sagging exports.