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Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron To Merge

Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) and rival chipmaker Tokyo Electron agreed to merge in an all-stock deal on Tuesday. Under the terms of the deal, Tokyo Electron shareholders will be offered 3.25 shares of the new entity for each share held in Tokyo Electron while Applied Materials shareholders will get one share of the merged company for every share held in Applied Materials. After the merger, Applied Materials’ shareholders will have a stake of around of 68% in the new entity while Tokyo Electron shareholders will have 32% stake.

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