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Significance of Possible Acquisition of Micron by Tsinghua Unigroup

Significance of Possible Acquisition of Micron by Tsinghua Unigroup

China's Tsinghua Unigroup is alleged to acquire the largest US memory company Micron, according to the Wall Street Journal on July 14, 2015. While the news has yet to be confirmed by both companies, it has aroused considerable interest in the worldwide semiconductor industry and evoked heated discussions in China as well as overseas. This report will take a close look at the purposes, influences, and challenges of the acquisition.


  • PURPOSES OF THE ACQUISITION OFFER
    • Enhance China's Importance in the Memory Industry
    • Shortcut to Fast Development of China's Memory Industry
  • POTENTIAL INFLUENCES OF THE ACQUISITION
    • Restructuring Worldwide Memory Industry
    • Some Taiwanese Memory Makers to be Affected
  • CHALLENGES AHEAD OF ACQUISITION
    • Conflicts with Micron's Long-term Strategies
    • Difficulty in Obtaining US Government's Approval
  • CONCLUSION
    • Taiwanese Vendors Must Cautiously Respond to China's Semiconductor Policies
  • APPENDIX
    • Glossary of Terms
    • List of Companies

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