The Chinese MOFCOM conditionally approves the acquisition of a semiconductor company for display and digital home platforms by a semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions (MediaTek / MStar)

On 27 August 2013, MOFCOM announced that it had conditionally approved the acquisition of MStar Semiconductor Inc. (MStar) by MediaTek Inc. (MediaTek). MediaTek is a fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, and MStar is a semiconductor company for display and digital home platforms. Both companies are headquartered in Taiwan. Review process MOFCOM received the parties’ notification on 6 July 2012 but formally accepted the notification on 4 September 2012 after it was satisfied that the notification materials were complete. MOFCOM’s anti-monopoly review entered Phase II on 29 September 2012 and was extendedon 28 December 2012. On 22 February 2013, the parties applied to withdraw the notification. The parties then submitted a new

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  • University of Melbourne
  • China Competition Bulletin (Beijing)
  • Institute of American Studies (Beijing)
  • University of Melbourne

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Allan Fels, Xiaoye Wang, Jessica Su, Wendy Ng, The Chinese MOFCOM conditionally approves the acquisition of a semiconductor company for display and digital home platforms by a semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions (MediaTek / MStar), 27 August 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin August 2013, Art. N° 74515

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