Big Players Competing to Buy Toshiba Semicon Storage

Terry Guo, Chairman of Hon Hai Precision Industry told the Press that Hon Hai offers USD27 billion for Toshiba semicon storage business. Apple, Dell and Kingston have joined Hon Hai’s team in the competition against Broadcom, Western Digital and SK Hynix.

2017 Q1 Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment Billings

SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing supply chain, today reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$13.1 billion for the first quarter of 2017. Korea is No.1 in the world, USD3.53 billion, up by 110%, followed by Taiwan, USD3.48 billion, up by 86%, 3rd place is China, USD 2.01 billion, up by 25%.


US Report on Chinese Semiconductor Industry


Jan 6th, in a Report to the President titled Ensuring Long-Term U.S. Leadership in Semiconductors submitted by Executive Office of the President
President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, it is claimed that “Now a concerted push by China to reshape the market in its favor, using industrial policies backed by over one hundred billion dollars in government-directed funds, threatens the competitiveness of U.S. industry and the national and global benefits it brings. ” and called for more restrictions.