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UPDATE 1-Chinese investor raises stake in Dialog Semi to 8.15 pct

UPDATE 1-Chinese investor raises stake in Dialog Semi to 8.15 pct
From Reuters - December 7, 2017

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Chinas top state silicon chipmaker has raised its stake in Dialog Semiconductor, buying into share price weakness triggered by fears the Anglo-German firm could lose its top customer Apple Inc.

Tsinghua Unigroup, through two wholly owned units, controls an 8.15 percent voting stake, Frankfurt-listed Dialog said in a filing on Thursday. That is up one percentage point since the last disclosure by Dialog on Tuesday.

Tsinghua Unigroup, which has not responded to requests for comment, has in the past been blocked on U.S. national security grounds in its attempts to take over Western chip makers, including Germanys Aixtron SE.

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