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Trump. Executive Order che blocca la cessione della Lattice Semiconductor.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2017-09-18.

Washington. White House. 001

Il Fema, Federal Emergency Management Agency, riporta il testo ed il pdf del

The Defense Production Act of 1950, as Amended (50 U.S.C. App. 2061 et seq.)

«Congress finds that—

(1) the security of the United States is dependent on the ability of the domestic industrial base to supply materials and services for the national defense and to prepare for and respond to military conflicts, natural or man-caused disasters, or acts of terrorism within the United States;

(2) to ensure the vitality of the domestic industrial base, actions are needed—

  (A) to promote industrial resources preparedness in the event of domestic or foreign threats to the security of the United States;

  (B) to support continuing improvements in industrial efficiency and responsiveness;

  (C) to provide for the protection and restoration of domestic critical infrastructure operations under emergency conditions; and

   (D) to respond to actions taken outside of the United States that could result in reduced supplies of strategic and critical materials, including energy, necessary for national defense and the general economic well-being of the United States; ….

measures to improve the domestic industrial base for national defense; …. (C) the development of domestic productive capacity to meet …. (i) essential national defense needs that can result from emergency conditions;  and …. (ii) unique technological requirements».

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In ossequio a questa legge il Presidente Trump ha emesso questo Ordine Esecutivo:

Order Regarding the Proposed Acquisition of Lattice Semiconductor Corporation by China Venture Capital Fund Corporation Limited

«Regarding the proposed acquisition of Lattice Semiconductor Corporation by China venture Capital Fund Corporation limited»

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«By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 721 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (section 721), 50 U.S.C. 4565, it is hereby ordered as follows»

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«There is credible evidence that leads me to believe that …. together with Merger Sub, Acquisition Company, Capital Investment, CBFI, and Yitai, the Purchasers), through exercising control of Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, a corporation organized under the laws of Delaware (Lattice), might take action that threatens to impair the national security of the United States»

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«The proposed acquisition of Lattice by the Purchasers (the proposed transaction) is prohibited, and any substantially equivalent transaction, whether effected directly or indirectly by the Purchasers, through the Purchasers’ shareholders or shareholders’ immediate, intermediate, or ultimate foreign person beneficial owners, or through the Purchasers’ subsidiaries, is also prohibited»

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La Lattice Semiconductor Corporation è una società relativamente piccola, 784 dipendenti e giro di affari di 366 milioni.

«Lattice Semiconductor Corporation is an American manufacturer of high-performance programmable logic devices (FPGAs, CPLDs, & SPLDs). Founded in 1983, the company employs about 700 people and has annual revenues of around $300 million, with Darin Billerbeck as the chief executive officer. The Oregon-based company is the number three ranked company in world market share for field programmable gate array (FPGA) devices, and number two for CPLDs & SPLDs. The company went public in 1989 and is traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol LSCC.» [Fonte]

La società ha avuto un passato tumultuoso, ivi compresa una bancarotta nel luglio 1987, con un impressionante numero di acquisizioni e cessioni, nonché cambi di proprietà.

«In April 2016, Tsinghua Holdings said in a U.S. filing that it accumulated a roughly 6 percent stake in Lattice Semiconductor through share purchased on the open market».

Nell’aprile 2016 la Tsinghua Holdings aveva pubblicamente dichiarato di essere in possesso del 6% delle azioni della Lattice Semiconductor Corporation.

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Tsinghua Holdings?

«Tsinghua Holdings Corp., Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tsinghua University, itself a public university of China. The company was established as an in-house asset management company for Tsinghua’s subsidiaries that were established in 1990s by the technology transfer of research to business.» [Fonte]

Ma la Tsinghua Holdings Corp., Ltd. non è una società qualsiasi.

Ha un total assets di 207 miliardi di Yuan, e questo sarebbe il meno.

La Tsinghua Holdings Corp., Ltd. è di proprietà della Tsinghua University, che ne detiene il 100% del capitale.

Essa ha innumerevoli sussidiarie, tra le quali spicca la Unisplendor, “to doing large-scale software development for municipal and provincial governments across China, constructing infrastructure for highways, and producing scanners, laptops and digital cameras”

Ma la Tsinghua University è una università cinese alquanto differente dalle altre. Essa infatti appartiene sì al Ministero dell’Educazione, ma il proprietario finale del tutto è lo State Council of China. Non lo stato cinese, come per le altre università, bensì il Governo della Cina, dal quale dipendono strettamente i servizi informativi.

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Ricapitoliamo.

Sotto la passata Amministrazione Obama una succursale dei servizi segreti cinesi si era comprata una parte del capitale di una industria strategica per la difesa degli Stati Uniti. Di lì accedeva al know-how di tutto il settore tecnologico.

Ci voleva il cambio di amministrazione per rendersi conto del fatto.


The White House. 2017-0915. Order Regarding the Proposed Acquisition of Lattice Semiconductor Corporation by China Venture Capital Fund Corporation Limited

ORDER

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Regarding the proposed acquisition of Lattice Semiconductor Corporation by China venture Capital Fund Corporation limited.

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 721 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (section 721), 50 U.S.C. 4565, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1.  Findings.  (a)  There is credible evidence that leads me to believe that (1) Canyon Bridge Merger Sub, Inc., a corporation organized under the laws of Delaware (Merger Sub); (2) Merger Sub’s parent companies Canyon Bridge Acquisition Company, Inc., a corporation organized under the laws of Delaware (Acquisition Company), Canyon Bridge Capital Investment Limited, an entity organized under the laws of the Cayman Islands (Capital Investment), and Canyon Bridge Fund I, LP (CBFI), a limited partnership organized under the laws of Delaware; and (3) CBFI’s limited partner Yitai Capital Limited, a company organized under the laws of Hong Kong (Yitai), and Yitai’s parent company China Venture Capital Fund Corporation Limited, a corporation organized under the laws of the People’s Republic of China (CVCF and, together with Merger Sub, Acquisition Company, Capital Investment, CBFI, and Yitai, the Purchasers), through exercising control of Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, a corporation organized under the laws of Delaware (Lattice), might take action that threatens to impair the national security of the United States; and

(b)  Provisions of law, other than section 721 and the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), do not, in my judgment, provide adequate and appropriate authority for me to protect the national security in this matter.

Sec. 2.  Actions Ordered and Authorized.  On the basis of the findings set forth in section 1 of this order, considering the factors described in subsection 721(f) of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as appropriate, and pursuant to my authority under applicable law, including section 721, I hereby order that:

(a)  The proposed acquisition of Lattice by the Purchasers (the proposed transaction) is prohibited, and any substantially equivalent transaction, whether effected directly or indirectly by the Purchasers, through the Purchasers’ shareholders or shareholders’ immediate, intermediate, or ultimate foreign person beneficial owners, or through the Purchasers’ subsidiaries, is also prohibited.

(b)  The Purchasers and Lattice shall take all steps necessary to fully and permanently abandon the proposed transaction not later than 30 days after the date of this order, unless such date is extended by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) for a period not to exceed 90 days, on such conditions as CFIUS may require.  Immediately upon completion of all steps necessary to terminate the proposed transaction, the Purchasers and Lattice shall certify in writing to CFIUS that such termination has been effected in accordance with this order and that all steps necessary to fully and permanently abandon the proposed transaction have been completed.

(c)  From the date of this order until the Purchasers and Lattice provide a certification of termination of the proposed transaction to CFIUS pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, the Purchasers and Lattice shall certify to CFIUS on a weekly basis that they are in compliance with this order and include with that certification a description of all efforts to permanently abandon the proposed transaction and a timeline for projected completion of remaining actions necessary to effectuate the abandonment.

(d)  Any transaction or other device entered into or employed for the purpose of, or with the effect of, avoiding or circumventing this order is prohibited.

(e)  The Attorney General is authorized to take any steps necessary to enforce this order.

Sec. 3.  Reservation.  I hereby reserve my authority to issue further orders with respect to the Purchasers or Lattice as shall in my judgment be necessary to protect the national security of the United States.

Sec. 4.  Publication and Transmittal.  (a)  This order shall be published in the Federal Register.

(b)  I hereby direct the Secretary of the Treasury to transmit a copy of this order to the parties to the proposed transaction named in section 1 of this order.

DONALD J. TRUMP

THE WHITE HOUSE,
September 13, 2017.

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