Trump card kills chip deal, alarms Chinese dealmakers

While the US president's decision to block a Chinese-backed buyout of semiconductor firm Lattice surprised no one, it does bode poorly for a host of other purchases.

Trump card kills chip deal, alarms Chinese dealmakers

The curtain falls, and the dust settles.

US President Donald Trump frequently astonishes with his rhetoric, but he played it by the book when he considered a $1.3 billion buyout of US chipmaker Lattice Semiconductor by a Beijing-backed private equity house.

The White House and Department of Treasury confirmed on September 13 that Trump had acted on a recommendation from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States Cfius to block...

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