STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN: Following an announcement from the Tokyo Stock Exchange that FOI Corp, a semiconductor manufacturing equipment company, will be delisted as of June 19, 2010, Investor has decided to write down the value of its 13 percent holding in the company from SEK 226 m. to zero.
FOI is being investigated on suspicion of violating the Financial Instruments and Exchange Law by overstating its sales before going public in November 2009.
Investor Growth Capital will monitor the development and the investigation closely in order to be able to take appropriate actions going forward.
Investor AB is a Nordic-based industrial holding company founded almost one hundred years ago by the Wallenberg family. Today we have investment activities in Europe, the United States and Asia.
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