Milpitas Semiconductor Firms Acquired As Industry Consolidation Keeps Record PaceA wave of semiconductor consolidation is washing over Silicon Valley, with a pair of Milpitas companies being bought in massive deals.
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.
Disney Completes $4.06B LucasFilm AcquisitionDisney said it has completed its acquisition of San Francisco-based Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.06 billion in cash and stock...
Disney Unlikely To Change ‘Star Wars’ Brand After Buying LucasfilmExperts say The Walt Disney Co. has earned credibility with diehard fans by keeping its fingerprints off important film franchises like those produced by its Marvel Entertainment and Pixar divisions.
SF-Based Lucasfilm Being Sold To Disney; New 'Star Wars' Films PlannedDisney is paying $4.05 billion to buy Lucasfilm Ltd., the production company behind “Star Wars,” from its chairman and founder, George Lucas. It’s also making a seventh movie in the “Star Wars” series.
Google Mulls Possible Role In Yahoo BidThe Wall Street Journal reports that Google is exploring the possibility of helping to finance a possible deal by others to acquire Yahoo.
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.