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The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS” or “the Committee”) has received much attention over the past several months for its role in blocking two separate Chinese acquisitions of US semiconductor companies. In September 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order prohibiting Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, an investment firm with ties to the Chinese government, from acquiring Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (Lattice). In December 2016, President Obama similarly blocked the acquisition of the US subsidiary of Aixtron SE (Aixtron), a German semiconductor company, by Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund LP, another entity tied to the Chinese government.

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