Chipmaker RDA Microelectronics gets second buyout offer


(Corrects to say RDA is a U.S.-listed chipmaker, not a

Nov 6 (Reuters) - U.S.-listed chipmaker RDA MicroelectronicsInc said it received an $18 per share buyout offer fromChina's state-owned Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd, which is funded bythe Tsinghua University, marking it a second such bid in morethan a month.

The offer represents an almost 16 percent premium to RDA'sWednesday close of $15.55 on the Nasdaq.

In September, RDA Microelectronics said China's state-ownedShanghai Pudong Science and Technology Investment Co Ltd offeredto buy the shares of the chipmaker it does not already own at$15.50 per American depositary share.

RDA said no decision has been made with respect to eitheroffers, adding that its board is evaluating both the proposals.

RDA Microelectronics, which makes radio-frequency chips formobile and broadcast devices, counts Huawei Technologies, ZTE Corp and Lenovo Group Ltd ascustomers. (Reporting by Sakthi Prasad in Bangalore; Editing by SupriyaKurane)

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