$UTEK (Ultratech, Inc.)

$UTEK {{ '2016-04-13T21:30:24+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Laser-processing systems supplier $UTEK said it has received a follow-on order from a major foundry for its LSA101 laser spike anneal system. The system is equipped with the dual beam option that enables low thermal budget processing. The LSA101 system will be used for 28-nm production and is expected to ship in 2Q16.

$AQUA {{ '2018-01-10T13:54:54+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AQUA, which provides water treatment solutions, has appointed Peter Wilver to its board of directors. Wilver, a former senior executive at $TMO, most recently served as Thermo Fisher's EVP and Chief Administrative Officer. Earlier, he held financial management roles at various industrial companies including GE, Honeywell and Grimes Aerospace.

$TMO {{ '2018-01-09T12:43:22+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TMO, a leading medical technology company, has signed an agreement with life sciences firm $ILMN, under which Thermo Fisher will provide Illumina with Ion AmpliSeq technology. The tie-up will help Illumina effectively sell Ion AmpliSeq technology to researchers engaged in scientific studies on its next-generation sequencing (NGS) platforms.

$MDRX {{ '2018-01-08T14:39:05+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MDRX announced a definitive agreement to acquire Practice Fusion, for $100MM in cash, subject to adjustment for working capital and net debt. This transaction is targeted to close in Q1 of calendar 2018. Allscripts intends to fund the purchase price through its existing secured credit facilities and cash balances.

$MSFT {{ '2018-01-04T15:19:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

As part of its Healthcare NExT initiative, $MSFT partnered with Seattle-based biotech firm Adaptive Biotechnologies. Microsoft and Adaptive will build a universal blood test that will screen a person's human immune system using the former's AI and machine learning technologies. Microsoft had invested an undisclosed amount for this partnership.

$MSFT {{ '2018-01-03T14:45:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT to acquire Pittsburgh-based data storage firm Avere Systems. The transaction terms were not disclosed. Microsoft believes that the addition of Avere Systems will add value to its cloud computing platform Azure and its customers. In March 2017, Avere closed a $14MM Series E funding in which $GOOG was one of the investors.

$WSO {{ '2018-01-02T13:05:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WSO declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.25 on each outstanding share of its Common and Class B common stock. The cash dividend is payable on Jan 31, 2018 to shareholders of record at the close of business on Jan 16, 2018.

$MDRX {{ '2017-12-18T17:49:20+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In 4Q17, Horizon Health Network and Service New Brunswick extended its contract term with $MDRX through 2024, to further clinical advancements in EHR software and enhance the care experience for patients in its community. The organization has been an Allscripts client for more than two decades.

$AMAT {{ '2017-12-15T15:28:54+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMAT declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per share, payable on March 14, 2018 to shareholders of record as of Feb. 21, 2018.

$AAPL {{ '2017-12-13T16:14:11+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Finisar Corp, which makes chips that can power various iPhone features including FaceID, will become the latest beneficiary of $AAPL's $1Bil Advanced Manufacturing Fund. Apple said it would invest $390MM in the chipmaker, following which, $FNSR shares shot up about 17% in premarket trading.

$SLAB {{ '2017-12-08T12:17:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Semiconductor company $SLAB has agreed to acquire technology firm $SIGM for $7.05 per share, in a $282MM all-cash deal. Silicon Labs expects the transaction to be accretive on a non-GAAP basis. The company intends to adopt and develop Sigma’s flagship technology Z-Wave. The transaction is expected to close in the first calendar quarter of 2018.

$DFS {{ '2017-12-05T21:02:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DFS said its network enables payments for $AAPL's newly launched Apple Pay Cash, which is a virtual debit card that lives within the Apple Wallet app. Apple Pay Cash works on the iPhone SE, iPhone 6 and later, iPad Pro, iPad (5th generation), iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 and later, and Apple Watch.

$ARRS {{ '2017-12-01T16:56:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ARRS completed its acquisition of the Ruckus Wireless and ICX Switch business from $AVGO. With this acquisition, $ARRS builds on a leadership position in networking and entertainment for service providers while expanding into new enterprise and vertical markets.

$MSFT {{ '2017-11-30T15:29:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT announced a quarterly dividend of $0.42 per share, payable on March 8, 2018. to shareholders as of Feb. 15, 2018. The ex-dividend date will be Feb. 14, 2018.

$MSFT {{ '2017-11-28T17:58:26+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT and $SAP expand their partnership by deploying each other's cloud solutions internally. Microsoft's cloud platform Azure, which competes with $AMZN's AWS, will allow its customers to run SAP's cloud platform SAP S/4HANA. SAP SE would move its few key internal business critical systems to Microsoft Azure.

$TMO {{ '2017-11-22T16:06:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TMO has received an unsolicited offer from TRC Capital to purchase up to one million shares of the company’s common stock for $181.75 per share in cash. According to Thermo Fisher, the offer price is about 4.43% lower than the closing price of its stock on November 17, 2017. The offer accounts for about 0.249% of the company’s outstanding shares.

$AAPL {{ '2017-11-21T18:20:25+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

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$AMAT {{ '2017-11-17T21:19:51+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For 1Q18, $AMAT expects sales to be $4.00-4.20Bil, representing a midpoint increase of approx. 25%. Non-GAAP EPS is estimated to be $0.94-1.02, representing a midpoint increase of approx. 46% YoY. Earlier on Sept. 27, Applied Materials guided $19.6Bil of revenue and $5.08 of non-GAAP EPS for FY20.

$AMAT {{ '2017-11-17T21:13:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMAT, which celebrated its 50th birthday on Nov. 10, 2017, reported strong results for its final quarter of 2017, helped by the robust sales in the Display segment. Profit surged more than 60% to $982MM or $0.91 per share in 4Q17. Sales spiked 20% to $3.97Bil, while non-GAAP EPS shot up 41% to $0.93.

$AMAT {{ '2017-11-16T21:42:48+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

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$LRCX {{ '2017-11-15T12:40:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LRCX’s BoD has approved a $2Bil share repurchase authorization, with execution planned over the next 12 to 18 months. The board has also approved a 11% increase of the company's quarterly dividend, payable on Jan. 10, 2018 to holders of record on Dec. 6, 2017.

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