Mergers Agreements, Prestigious Membership, New LED Arrays, Acquisitions, and Strategic Collaborations - Research Report on

Mergers Agreements, Prestigious Membership, New LED Arrays, Acquisitions, and
  Strategic Collaborations - Research Report on Applied Materials, Broadcom,
                          Cree, Veeco, and Synopsys

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NEW YORK, September 27, 2013

NEW YORK, September 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Corner announced new research reports highlighting Applied
Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT), Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ: BRCM), Cree, Inc.
(NASDAQ: CREE), Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO), and Synopsys Inc.
(NASDAQ: SNPS). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge -
including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the
links below.

Applied Materials, Inc. Research Report

On September 24, 2013, Applied Materials, Inc. (Applied Materials) announced
that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Tokyo Electron
Limited to create a global innovator in semiconductor and display
manufacturing technology via an all-stock combination that values the new
company at approximately $29 billion (¥2.8 trillion). Commenting on the
merger, Gary Dickerson, President and CEO of Applied Materials, stated, "We
are creating a global innovator in precision materials engineering and
patterning that provides our new company with significant opportunities to
solve our customers' high-value problems better, faster and at lower cost. We
believe the combination will accelerate our momentum for profitable growth,
increase the value we deliver to shareholders and create great opportunities
for our employees." The Company reported that the merger transaction is
expected to close in mid to second half of 2014, subject to customary
conditions, including the approval of both companies' shareholders and review
by regulators. The Full Research Report on Applied Materials, Inc. - including
full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:


Broadcom Corp. Research Report

On September 13, 2013, Broadcom Corp. (Broadcom) announced that it has been
accepted as a full member of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition
(EICC), an alliance of the world's leading electronics companies working
together to improve efficiency and social, ethical, and environmental
responsibility in the global supply chain. As a full EICC member, Broadcom
reported that it will adopt the organization's code of conduct to ensure
worker safety and fairness, environmental responsibility and business
efficiency. Neil Kim, Broadcom Executive Vice President, Operations and
Central Engineering, commented, "Our membership in the EICC affirms our
commitment to maintain the highest standards of corporate social
responsibility." Kim added, "We very much look forward to collaborating with
EICC members to advance the organization's responsible business practices that
result in mutually beneficial social, economic and environmental outcomes for
our company and our business partners." The Full Research Report on Broadcom
Corp. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets -
is available to download free of charge at:


Cree, Inc. Research Report

On September 18, 2013, Cree, Inc. (Cree) introduced the industry's first
High-Density (HD) LED Arrays, a breakthrough technology that doubles the
system intensity of spot lights compared to previous arrays. Mark Groenke,
Vice President of Engineering at ConTech Lighting, said, "The new CXA1520 LED
Array delivers an impressive amount of light from a very small source. I have
not seen another integrated array that can match this level of lumen density."
Groenke continued, "The CXA1520 LED Array enables ConTech Lighting's newest
LED fixtures to exceed the efficiency and life of our ceramic metal halide
fixture offerings while maintaining intensity and color quality." In addition,
Tom Tang, Chairman and CEO, Tons Lightology, Inc., said, "We have several
CXA1507 and CXA1512 LED array designs, and we're excited that the new CXA1520
LED Array shares the same light-emitting size as the CXA1507 and CXA1512 LED
Arrays." The Full Research Report on Cree, Inc. - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at: []


Veeco Instruments Inc. Research Report

On September 19, 2013, Veeco Instruments Inc. (Veeco) announced that it has
signed an acquisition agreement to acquire Synos Technology, Inc. (Synos),
which designs and manufactures Fast Array Scanning™ Atomic Layer Deposition
(FAST-ALD™) systems that enable the production of flexible organic
light-emitting diode (OLED) displays for mobile devices. John R. Peeler,
Veeco's Chairman and CEO, stated, "Synos is an early stage company with big
growth potential. We believe that their fast array scanning ALD technology for
thin film encapsulation layers will remove the primary barrier to adoption of
flexible OLED displays, helping make unbreakable, light-weight mobile displays
a reality. Their systems are poised to move from pilot line to full production
at the world leader in mobile OLED displays." Veeco reported that the initial
purchase price is $70 million with a maximum potential consideration of $185
million. The Company also reported that the deal is expected to close during
Q4 2013 and is anticipated to be dilutive to Veeco in 2014 and solidly
accretive in 2015. The Full Research Report on Veeco Instruments Inc. -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:


Synopsys Inc. Research Report

On September 23, 2013, Synopsys Inc. (Synopsys) announced the delivery of a
comprehensive design implementation solution for TSMC's 16-nanometer (nm)
FinFET reference flow. According to Synopsys, the jointly developed reference
flow is built on tool certification currently in TSMC's V0.5 Design Rule
Manual (DRM) and SPICE. Further, The Company reported that it will continue to
collaborate on tool sets with TSMC for 16-nm FinFET V1.0 certification. The
Full Research Report on Synopsys Inc. - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: []



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