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Lam Research to buy Novellus Systems for $3.3B

The merger of the chip equipment giants will combine Novellus' thin-film application process with Lam's etching of the film to define chip's final function.

By December 14, 2011


Benioff removed as speaker at OpenWorld

Marc Benioff, Salesforce CEO and onetime close friend of Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, blames the Oracle boss for the move.

By October 4, 2011


Apple tunes up for music announcement: iPods to hit high notes?

Apple is holding a musical press conference next week. Crave will be there to see a possible new iPod launch -- or perhaps the digital debut of a certain scouse beat combo?

By August 26, 2010


Novellus sued for racial bias

A former employee says he was harassed and fired after complaining about another employee's singing along to lyrics that included racial epithets.

By September 18, 2007


Latest Silicon Valley status symbol: The plug-in hybrid

OurPower.org's Sass Somekh figures if he can get execs with money to pony up for a plug-in, their minions will follow.

By February 11, 2008


Chip stocks move against the grain

Despite a drag on the broader markets early Friday, semiconductor stocks managed to hold their own.

By August 10, 2007


Applied Materials profit nearly triples

The top supplier of equipment for making microchips posts a quarterly profit that nearly tripled and says revenue could rise as much as 5 percent.

By February 13, 2007


Applied invests in solar-wafer maker

Chipmaking-equipment bigwig dips another toe into solar energy with $3 million investment in silicon ingot maker Solaicx.

By November 20, 2006


Dip expected in chipmaking industry

Chip sales may be robust for now, but the companies that help keep the factories humming won't be as busy for the rest of the year, Gartner says.

By July 7, 2005


China chipmaking to explode through '08

That's good news for makers of chip-fabrication gear, but it could also mean a glut of processors and a drop in prices.

By June 10, 2005