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Semiconductors

Chips are vital to a wide range of technological advances and digital transformations.

Following the worldwide shortage of chips, impacting the supply of goods in a variety of sectors, we see initiatives and large scale investments across the world to reduce reliance on suppliers based in third countries and compete in the race for global technological and industrial leadership.

At A&O we have a dedicated team that can partner with you to identify challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for your business. See our global collection for insights on how these initiatives will impact your business and how A&O can help you identify challenges and opportunities that lie ahead of your business.

News and insights

Publications: 23 November 2022

A&O chips in with global tech savvy

Supply chain disruption, a race to build manufacturing capacity, new antitrust and IP litigation challenges and growing national security controls – the semiconductor industry exemplifies the global,…

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Computer chip

Publications: 21 November 2022

UK national security block of Newport Wafer Fab acquisition

The UK government has announced that it will require Chinese-owned technology company Nexperia BV to sell the 86% shareholding it acquired in July 2021 in the UK’s largest semiconductor plant, Newport…

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Microchip

Publications: 18 February 2022

The EU Chips Act: strengthening the EU’s technological leadership and confronting semiconductor shortages

With significant fanfare, on 8 February 2022, the European Commission (the Commission) published its proposal for an EU Chips Act (the Act). The Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, proclaimed…

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Publications: 12 January 2022

How are government national security probes affecting technology transactions across the world?

The tightening of controls on foreign direct investment (FDI), on national security or national interest grounds, is having a significant impact on technology transactions – a trend that is only…

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