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Santa Clara’s Applied Materials Acquires Tokyo Electron in $9.3 Billion Deal

Santa Clara-based chip-making equipment manufacturer Applied Materials is acquiring Tokyo Electron Ltd., a rival maker of equipment for production of semiconductors, flat panel displays and solar panels.


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Speaker Boehner Wraps Bay Area Fundraising Trip In Silicon Valley

Republican House Speaker John Boehner capped a two-day visit to the Bay Area with a fundraising event hosted by executives from Hewlett-Packard and Applied Materials.

CBS San Francisco–05/18/2011

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Applied Materials Buying Varian Semi For $4.9 Billion

Applied Materials Inc. said it will buy Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates Inc. for $4.9 billion, gaining access to a leading supplier of ion implantation equipment used by chipmakers.

CBS San Francisco–05/04/2011

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$100K Reward In ’94 Cold Case Murder At Santa Clara Tech Firm

Police have convinced Applied Materials to renew its offer of a $100,000 reward for information leading to a conviction for the murder of one of its engineers.