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ANALYSIS: Semiconductors Made CFIUS

June 12, 2020, 9:51 AM

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States is what it is today because of the U.S. semiconductor industry. CFIUS first received its mandate to review foreign investment for national security concerns as a direct result of a proposed foreign investment in a U.S. semiconductor chip maker in 1987. Of the six transactions blocked by a U.S. President at the recommendation of CFIUS, three were semiconductor deals: the 2018 block of the Qualcomm–Broadcom deal, the 2017 block of the Lattice Semiconductor Corp.–Canyon Bridge deal, and the 2016 block of the Aixtron–Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund deal.

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