4 Silicon Valley Execs Accused Of Stealing Semiconductor Trade SecretsFederal prosecutors say four Silicon Valley executives have been charged in an alleged conspiracy to steal trade secrets from their employer.
Santa Clara’s Applied Materials Acquires Tokyo Electron in $9.3 Billion DealSanta 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.
Speaker Boehner Wraps Bay Area Fundraising Trip In Silicon ValleyRepublican 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.
Applied Materials Buying Varian Semi For $4.9 BillionApplied 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.
$100K Reward In '94 Cold Case Murder At Santa Clara Tech FirmPolice 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.

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