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Applied Materials and Francisco Partners team on offer for ASM International‚??s front-end businesse

17 June 2008 | By Mark Osborne | News > Wafer Processing

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ASMASM International has said that it has received an offer for the entire front-end business operations of the Dutch equipment supplier from Applied Materials. Applied’s initial offer for the ALD and CVD activities remains unchanged at between $400 and $500 million but Francisco Partners is offering between $225 million and $300 million for the remaining units that include epitaxy and vertical furnaces.

ASMI's management and supervisory board are to review the offer, which could amount to $800 million in total.

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