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Applied Materials acquires Applied Films for $464M

Posted: 11 Jul 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:acquisition? Applied Materials? Applied Films? thin film deposition? nanomanufacturing?

Applied Materials Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Applied Films Corp., a supplier of thin-film deposition equipment used in manufacturing flat panel displays, solar cells, flexible electronics and energy-efficient glass.

"This is acquisition complements and extends our thin-film nanomanufacturing technology capabilities, and provides opportunities to expand our business into growing new markets," said Mike Splinter, president and CEO of Applied Materials.

Applied Films' operations are now part of Applied Materials' new business and new products group, which is managed by Mark Pinto, senior vice president and chief technology officer.

Under the terms of the agreement, Applied Materials will pay $28.50 per share in cash for each outstanding share of Applied Films common stock, which represents a total purchase price of approximately $464 million, or approximately $300 million net of Applied Films' existing cash and marketable securities. As part of the acquisition, Applied Materials assumed Applied Films' stock options and other equity awards outstanding immediately prior to the closing of the transaction.

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