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Thu Sep 14, 2017, 02:30 AM

Trump shuts down Lattice Semiconductor's $1.3 billion sale to Chinese investors

President Donald Trump has blocked the $1.3 billion sale of Lattice Semiconductor to Chinese investors over national security concerns, a widely expected decision that would seem to rule out most of its previous suitors from making another run at the Oregon company.

Lattice, Portland's largest tech company, has been trying since November to sell itself to Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, a Chinese-backed investment fund. But investors had always considered the deal a long-shot, especially after nearly two dozen members of Congress condemned it late last year on the grounds that China's growing, state-sponsored semiconductor industry posed a threat to national security.

The administration ultimately agreed, with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin citing the "potential transfer of intellectual property to the foreign acquirer" for the decision to block the deal. He also noted the "importance of semiconductor supply chain integrity to the U.S. government, and the use of Lattice products by the U.S. government," according to a statement released Wednesday.

Though Trump's decision isn't a surprise, it does create lots of uncertainty for Lattice. Its stock never approached the $8.30 a share that Canyon Bridge offered, and it is now trading well below where it was before the companies announced the deal in November.

Read more: http://www.oregonlive.com/silicon-forest/index.ssf/2017/09/trump_shuts_down_lattice_semic.html

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Thu Sep 14, 2017, 02:56 AM

1. So, in other words, they didn't provide for getting his beak wet enough?

When you did deep enough, nothing he does is ever about anyone but him.

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