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Lam Research Corporation (LRCX)

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  • Aug. 13, 2012, 11:49 AM
    Top Japanese chip equipment maker Tokyo Electron (TOELF.PK) is buying U.S. peer FSI International (FSII +52.4%) for $6.20/share, or $252.5M, in cash. The price represents a 53% premium to FSI's Friday close. The deal, which will strengthen TEL's wafer surface preparation offerings, could be weighing a little on Lam Research (LRCX -1.4%), which bought Novellus partly for its surface preparation tech. (PR)
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  • Jan. 17, 2012, 5:57 PM
    Pacific Crest upgrades Lam Research (LRCX +4.1%) to Outperform, seeing "little risk" that the company's deal to purchase Novellus (NVLS +3.6%) will fall apart and expecting shares to more fully reflect the value of the combined entity as the deal gets closer to its expected Q2 completion. Pacific also is confident in the ability of CEO Martin Anstice, the architect of the $3.3B deal.
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  • Dec. 15, 2011, 11:47 AM
    Lam 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%.
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  • Dec. 15, 2011, 10:58 AM
    Lam Research (LRCX -3.2%) shares slide after yesterday's announcement of its Novellus (NVLS +21.7%) acquisition, but Needham's Ed Mok is a fan of the deal, upgrading LRCX to a Buy rating with a $46 target. He believes the combined company “will be substantially stronger" than the current Lam Research, in part by adding Intel as one of its customers.
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  • Dec. 14, 2011, 5:59 PM
    Lam Research (LRCX) agrees to acquire Novellus Systems (NVLS) in an all-stock transaction valued at $3.3B. NVLS shareholders will receive 1.125 shares of LRCX for each of their shares, valuing NVLS at $44.42/share, or ~12.5% above its closing price today. Lam also announces a $1.6M common stock repurchase program. NVLS +10.2% before trading halted, LRCX -3% AH.
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Company Description
Lam Research Corp is a supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry.