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Invest Implications: 'Lam Research, KLA-Tencor Merger Will Create New Equipment Market Giant'

Published: 28 October 2015

ID: G00293968

Analyst(s): Tim Mahon


On 21 October 2015, Lam Research announced that it plans to acquire KLA-Tencor for $10.6 billion. After the merger, Lam Research will rank second among semiconductor equipment companies behind Applied Materials, based on Gartner's 2014 market share data.

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