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Tsinghua Companies Buy 7% of Germany’s Dialog Semiconductor

Dialog Semiconductor's stock has lost about a third of its value over the past week, after it acknowledged that it could lose Apple as a major customer. Photo: Visual China
Dialog Semiconductor's stock has lost about a third of its value over the past week, after it acknowledged that it could lose Apple as a major customer. Photo: Visual China

Acquisitive semiconductor company Tsinghua Unigroup and a sister company have acquired 7% of Germany’s Dialog Semiconductor, extending their recent drive to build up a chip-making empire through domestic and overseas acquisitions.

The latest stake purchase comes as Chinese companies more broadly try to buy foreign chip-making technology under a Beijing-led initiative to build up the sector. But many of those efforts have been rebuffed by foreign governments, which worry about selling such cutting-edge companies to Chinese buyers, often with ties to Beijing.

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