Singapore's largest company by market cap eyes US$105 bil takeover deal

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SINGAPORE (Nov 17): Most Malaysians and Singaporeans may not have heard of Penang-born Tan Hock Eng, 65, CEO of Singapore-based, San Jose-run, communications chip firm Broadcom.

Tan was a long-time Singapore permanent resident and ran a venture capital firm here between 1988 and 1992 before he relocated to the US.

He briefly ran mid-sized, Kuala Lumpur-based, construction materials firm Hume Industries in the mid-1980s, and is now CEO of one of the largest, fastest-growing and — because of its acquisitive ways — increasingly the most-feared technology companies in the world... (Click here to read the full story.)