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Analysis: Applied-TEL Scrap Merger


After several delays due to a myriad of complex regulatory issues, Applied Materials’ proposed deal to buy Tokyo Electron Ltd. (TEL) has been scrapped. It appears that the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) stepped in and blocked the deal. Now that the deal has been terminated, Applied Materials and TEL are separately re-grouping, and are back to where they originally started as fierce compe... » read more

Mixed Signals


By Mark LaPedus Based on the various forecasts for semiconductor equipment, the mood is mixed at this week’s Semicon West trade show in San Francisco. In its mid-year forecast, for example, SEMI predicts that the semiconductor equipment market will reach $36.3 billion in 2013, down 1.7% over 2012. But the business is expected to rebound and reach $43.98 billion in 2014, a 21.2 percent inc... » read more

One On One With South Korea’s CTO


By Ed Sperling Chang-Gyu Hwang, national chief technology officer for South Korea, sat down with Low-Power Engineering to talk about the future trends in technology, global business and power. Prior to his current role, which was created by the Korean government in April, he ran the semiconductor business at Samsung, where he spent the last 20 years in top management positions. He also is the... » read more

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