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Compound Semiconductors

VisIC technologies, an innovator of efficient power electronics based on Gallium Nitride (GaN) semiconductors, announced that it has closed $11.6 million in a Series C financing lead by a new investor Birch Investment with participation of existing investors.

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The lawsuit between Infineon Technologies AG, its subsidiary Infineon Technologies Americas, and Macom Technology Solutions Holdings, is still in its early stages. The court has made no decision on the merits. Macom has neither won the case nor is settlement imminent.

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U.S. President Barack Obama is poised to block a Chinese company from buying Aixtron in Germany, people familiar with the matter said, marking only the third time in a quarter century that the White House has rejected an overseas buyer as a national security risk.

The president is expected Friday to uphold a recommendation by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) that the sale of the semiconductor-equipment supplier to Grand Chip Investment should be stopped, according to the people, who asked not to be identified as the details aren’t public.

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MACOM Technology Solutions, a supplier of high-performance analog RF, microwave, millimeterwave and photonic semiconductor products, announced that the United States District Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles has entered a preliminary injunction order that, among other things, bars Infineon Technologies Americas. (“Infineon”) from designing, developing, making, marketing, or selling Gallium Nitride on Silicon (GaN-on-Si) RF products that use intellectual property rights previously owned by Nitronex and now exclusively licensed to MACOM in certain fields, including basestations.

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Announcement regarding the non-fulfilment of an offer condition and lapse of the takeover offer. Grand Chip Investment, with registered office in Frankfurt am Main, Germany ("Bidder"), published the offer document for its voluntary public takeover offer to the shareholders of AIXTRON, with registered office in Herzogenrath, Germany, for the acquisition of their no-par value registered shares (auf den Namen lautende Stückaktien) in AIXTRON (collectively, "AIXTRON Shares"), including all AIXTRON Shares represented by American Depositary Shares ("ADSs"), at the price of EUR 6.00 per tendered AIXTRON Share in cash.

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Deal worth around $70 million to acquire US quantum dot company.Samsung is acquiring QD Vision, the US-based provider of quantum dot technology for consumer displays, according to the Korea Times.The deal is thought to be worth around $70 million.Samsung has had QD technology partnerships with Nanosys and Nanoco in the past.

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