Dec. 15, 2011, 11:47 AMLam Research's (LRCX -3.7%) proposed acquisition (I, II) of Novellus (NVLS +21.1%) is giving a lift to several of the companies' peers, as investors hope the merger of the third and fourth largest U.S. chip equipment makers will spur further consolidation in the downtrodden industry. UTEK +5.8%. CYMI +4.1%. NANO +3.7%. KLIC +4.6%. ASMI +3.3%. AIXG +3.5%. MKSI +3.2%. | Dec. 15, 2011, 11:47 AM | Comment!
Aug. 23, 2011, 5:33 PMGerman chip equipment maker Aixtron (AIXG) rose 10% today on analyst speculation the company could be a buyout target due to the recent decline in its shares. One analyst suggests Applied Materials (AMAT) is a potential buyer, while another thinks the Chinese government could make a bid. | Aug. 23, 2011, 5:33 PM | Comment!
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Aixtron SE provides deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry. Its solutions are used to build components for electronic and opto-electronic applications based on compound, silicon, or organic semiconductor materials.
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