China has dropped some of the world's leading technology brands from its approved state purchase lists, while approving thousands more locally made products, in what some say is a response to revelations of widespread Western cybersurveillance.
U.S. network equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc. plans to invest $100 million in French start-ups, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls' office said on Monday.
More than 1,000 employees went on strike at a China factory owned by Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd (2317.TW), the world's biggest electronics contract manufacturer, demanding higher wages and better benefits, a labor watchdog said on Thursday.
Elliott Management Corp., a hedge fund run by activist investor Paul Singer, has made an offer to acquire network equipment maker Riverbed Technology Inc. for $3.08 billion. Riverbed was reportedly working with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in November on a potential sale.
Jabil Circuit, whose customers include Apple and Cisco Systems, will put up for sale its aftermarket services for $275 million. The contract electronics maker also looks to part ways with BlackBerry as its revenue declines.
Should it relent to pressure to sell its television set-top box business, Cisco could have difficulty finding obvious buyers for the unit, said a Reuters report.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings agreed to purchase communications chip maker Mindspeed Technologies Inc. for USD272 million.
Nvidia Corp.announced naming Colette Kress as its new chief financial officer after David White vacated the post last March 2011.
The Smartphone-like network of switches would be offered by Huawei in October to boost its market share and challenge its rival, Cisco.
Cisco would purchase Sourcefire for US$2.7 billion and pay US$76 in cash for each share.
Cisco said that they will pay US$2.7 billion to buy back Sourcefire.