US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he would stop a China-backed bid for US-based chip maker Lattice Semiconductor, citing national-security risks to halt the $1.3bn deal.
美国总统唐纳德?特朗普(Donald Trump)周三表示，他将阻止一家有中资背景的公司收购美国芯片制造商莱迪思半导体(Lattice Semiconductor)，理由是存在国家安全风险。这笔交易价值13亿美元。
The order directed the companies to take all steps to drop the proposed deal within 30 days.
The White House said of its move:
The national-security risk posed by the transaction relates to, among other things, the potential transfer of intellectual property to the foreign acquirer, the Chinese government’s role in supporting this transaction, the importance of semiconductor supply chain integrity to the United States Government, and the use of Lattice products by the United States Government.
Lattice said in November that it had struck a deal with an affiliate of private equity firm Canyon Bridge to sell itself for $1.3bn, including debt. Among the deal’s backers was China Venture Capital Fund Corporation Limited, a Chinese corporation owned by Chinese state-owned entities, according to a statement from the US Treasury.
莱迪思去年11月表示，它已与私人股本公司Canyon Bridge Capital Partners的关联公司达成协议，将以13亿美元（包括债务）的价格出售给后者。美国财政部的声明显示，该交易的投资者之一是中国国有资本风险投资基金股份有限公司(China Venture Capital Fund Corporation Limited)，该公司由多家中国国有企业所有。
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the US, or CFIUS — a government agency that reviewed deals that could result in a foreign person or entity gaining control over a US business — had recommended against the transaction’s approval, the White house said.