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GlobalWafers-Siltronic deal wins unconditional clearance from Japan after in-depth review

By Sachiko Sakamaki
  • 26 Nov 2021 04:30
  • 26 Nov 2021 04:30
Taiwanese silicon-wafer maker GlobalWafers’ plan to acquire German rival Siltronic won unconditional clearance today from the Japan Fair Trade Commission, after an in-depth review. The Japanese regulator determined that there was sufficient competitive pressure from rivals and new entrants.
This deal, in which GlobalWafers will acquire more than 70 percent

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Sachiko Sakamaki

Senior Correspondent, Tokyo

Sachiko covers antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, privacy and data security, as well as patent disputes related to connected cars. She has an undergraduate degree from Waseda University in Tokyo and a master's degree in communications from United States International (now Alliant International) University in California. She previously worked as a journalist for Time magazine, the Far Eastern Economic Review, Bloomberg News, and the Washington Post in Japan.

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