Alcatel-Lucent Hookup In the Works?

Plus: news on Extended Systems, Amtran and other stocks

According to a press report, Alcatel (ALA ) is in advanced talks to acquire Lucent Technologies (LU ) for slightly more than $40 billion. (5/18)

Palm Inc. (PALM ) ended its merger deal with Extended Systems (XTND ). (5/18)

Credence Systems (CMOS ) will buy Integrated Measurement Systems (IMSC ) on the basis of 0.90 Credence share per Integrated share. (5/17)

Chairman J.G. Mikelsons offered to buy all Amtran Inc. (AMTR ) shares he does not own for $21 per share cash. (5/17)

SIRSI Holdings agreed to buy Data Research Associates (DRAI ) for $11 per share cash. (5/17)

Orthodontic Centers (OCA ) will purchase Orthalliance (ORAL ) for between 0.09214-0.16585 Orthodontic share per Orthalliance share. (5/17)

TriQuint Semiconductor (TQNT ) agreed to buy Sawtek Inc. (SAWS ) on the basis of 1.1507 TriQuint shares per Sawtek share. (5/16)

Danaher Corp. (DHR ) will buy Lifeschultz (LIFF ) for $22.80 cash per share. (5/16)

Gemstar-TV Guide (GMST ) will acquire SkyMall Inc. (SKYM ) for $3.00 per share in cash and stock. (5/16) Inc. (XCAR ) will purchase (HCDC ) on the basis of 0.375 share per share. (5/16)

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