$VECO (Veeco Instruments Inc.)

$VECO {{ '2016-02-16T13:57:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VECO, a manufacturer of thin film equipment, said it signed a joint development project agreement with IMEC, Belgium-based nano-electronics research center. This collaboration will help increase the development of Gallium Nitride (GaN) based power electronic devices.

$IBM {{ '2018-01-12T12:40:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IBM appointed James Kavanaugh as SVP and CFO effective Jan. 11, 2018 to replace Martin Schroeter. Schroeter will take a new role as SVP, Global Markets, effective Jan. 11, 2018. Kavanaugh is currently SVP, Finance and Operations, and served as $IBM's VP and Controller from 2008 to 2015.

$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 {{ '2018-01-03T14:45:28+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.

$IBM {{ '2017-12-29T11:01:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IBM said it has reached an agreement to resolve the patent lawsuit with $PCLN pending in the United States District Court for Delaware. As part of the confidential settlement, the parties will obtain patent cross-licenses to each company’s worldwide patent portfolio.

$GOOG {{ '2017-12-22T12:16:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

“Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of the board of directors of $GOOG $GOOGL, has decided to step down. He will take up the role of Technical Advisor to the firm. Schmidt, who has been serving Alphabet for the past 17 years, will continue to serve on its Board. It is expected that the Board will appoint a non-executive chairman at the next meeting.”

$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.

$MEI {{ '2017-12-15T18:22:56+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Electronics company $MEI has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.11 per share on its common stock, representing a 22% increase versus the previous dividend. The dividend is payable on January 26, 2018, to stockholders of record on January 12, 2018.

$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.

$VECO {{ '2017-12-12T13:38:24+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VECO has authorized the repurchase of up to $100MM of its outstanding common stock, to be completed over the next two years. The repurchases will be funded using the company's available cash balances and cash generated from future operations.

$VECO {{ '2017-12-07T14:15:01+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VECO received an order for multiple TurboDisc EPIK 868 Gallium Nitride Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition systems from Focus Lightings Tech Co Ltd. The MOCVD systems will be shipped to Focus Lightings' Suzhou, China manufacturing facility for the production of high-volume light emitting diodes for general lighting and display applications.

$MEI {{ '2017-12-07T12:33:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MEI updated its FY18 guidance to sales in the range of $880-900MM from $807-827MM, mainly due to incremental sales from acquisitions. The company, however, maintained its FY18 pre-tax income from operations in the range of $114-127MM and EPS in the range of $2.43-2.63.

$MEI {{ '2017-12-07T12:24:05+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Developer of custom engineered and application specific products and solutions, $MEI posted a 2.8% fall in 2Q18 profit, driven by higher expenses, lower sales volume in the Interface segment and unfavorable currency impact. Profit fell to $24.2MM or $0.64 per share from $24.9MM or $0.66 a year earlier. Revenue however, jumped 9.9% to $230.1MM.

$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.

$GOOGL {{ '2017-11-28T18:04:24+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Responding to the growing 'search' interest in finance, $GOOGL $GOOG has added a Finance tab to its Search menu, making it easier for users to access finance information. The new tab brings information the same way as Google Finance does. The revamped search page also allows users to track performance of the stocks they follow, and related news.

$KLIC {{ '2017-11-27T12:54:22+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Semiconductor company $KLIC said Jonathan Chou has stepped down as EVP, CFO and Principal Accounting Officer, effective immediately. Lester Wong, General Counsel and SVP of Legal Affairs, will serve as interim CFO while the company conducts search for a successor to Chou.

$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.

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