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ASML denies infringing Nikon patents

3:42am EDT

April 24 (Reuters) - ASML Holding NV :ASML: denies infringing Nikon patents, will "vigorously defend" against Japanese company's claims..

NAURA Technology Group sees H1 2017 net profit up 20-40 pct

Sunday, 23 Apr 2017 11:20pm EDT

April 24 (Reuters) - NAURA Technology Group Co Ltd <002371.SZ>: :* Sees net profit for H1 2017 to increase by 20 percent to 40 percent, or to be 48.8 million yuan to 56.9 million yuan, compared to net profit of the same period in 2016 (40.7 million yuan).

Asm Pacific Technology says Q1 net profit increased 470%

Thursday, 20 Apr 2017 07:29pm EDT

April 21 (Reuters) - Asm Pacific Technology Ltd <0522.HK>:Q1 group revenue $484.7 million, up 31.4 percent.Q1 net profit of HK$729.2 million, up 470%.Expect bookings in Q2 to remain at a similar level as Q1.Expect group bookings in Q2 to achieve a strong double digit percentage growth year-on-year.Expect gross margin of group to continue to improve during second quarter this year.

Tokyo Seimitsu sales are believed to have climbed 10 pct to about 76 bln Yen in year ended March - nikkei

Thursday, 20 Apr 2017 01:01pm EDT

April 20 (Reuters) - Nikkei::Tokyo Seimitsu now is expected to report 2 pct growth in operating profit, instead of a 2 pct decline, in the year ended March - Nikkei.Tokyo Seimitsu Co Ltd sales are believed to have climbed 10 percent to about 76 billion yen in year ended March - Nikkei.Tokyo Seimitsu was expecting operating profit to drop, it probably saw an increase to 13.5 billion yen in year ended March - Nikkei.

ASM International Q1 earnings miss Reuters poll

Thursday, 20 Apr 2017 12:04pm EDT

April 20 (Reuters) - ASM International NV ::Q1 new orders is 204.2 million euros ($219.4 million) versus 180 million euros in Reuters poll.Q1 net sales is 144.5 million euros versus 141 million euros in Reuters poll.Q1 net profit is 35.9 million euros versus 5.4 million euros a year ago.Q1 operating income is 14.8 million euros versus 15.6 million euros in Reuters poll.For Q2 we expect a sales level of 180-200 million euros, on a currency comparable level.The order intake in Q2 is expected to remain at a high level of 190-210 million euros, also on a currency comparable level.

Ultratech Q1 non-gaap earnings per share $0.35

Thursday, 20 Apr 2017 09:00am EDT

April 20 (Reuters) - Ultratech Inc :Ultratech announces first quarter 2017 results.Q1 non-gaap earnings per share $0.35.Q1 gaap earnings per share $0.11.Q1 earnings per share view $0.27 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.Q1 revenue $57.4 million versus i/b/e/s view $50.5 million.Ultratech inc - for q1 of fiscal 2017, ultratech net sales totaled $57.4 million, or 27 percent higher than $45.2 million reported in year ago quarter.

Lam Research to repurchase an aggregate of $500 mln of co's common stock

Thursday, 20 Apr 2017 09:00am EDT

April 20 (Reuters) - Lam Research Corp :Lam research enters into accelerated stock buyback agreement.Lam research corp - to repurchase an aggregate of $500 million of company's common stock.Lam research corp - will acquire common stock pursuant to asr agreements as part of its previously announced $1.0 billion stock repurchase program.Lam research corp - stock repurchase program is targeted to be completed within 12 to 18 months from date of its announcement on november 18, 2016..

Viscom sees revenue and earnings growth in Q1 2017

Thursday, 20 Apr 2017 08:42am EDT

April 20 (Reuters) - Viscom Ag :Sees revenue and earnings growth in the first quarter of 2017.Q1 EBIT 2,658 thousand euros ($2.86 million) (previous year: -1,221 thousand euros).Q1 revenue: 19,542 thousand euros (previous year: 11,124 thousand euros, +75.7 pct).Q1 order backlog: 18,684 thousand euros (previous year: 15,484 thousand euros, +20.7 pct).In addition, incoming orders rose considerably by around 36 pct from 14,792 thousand euros in Q1 of 2016 to 20,156 thousand euros.

Eminence Capital pushes for divestiture of ASM Pacific Technology

Thursday, 20 Apr 2017 02:25am EDT

April 20 (Reuters) - :Eminence Capital, which owns 9.6 percent of ASM Int'l, says "we strongly believe that ASMI would be a stronger and more valuable company without ASMPT".Eminence capital on ASM - many of fellow shareholders have advocated for divestiture of asmpt for many years.Eminence capital on ASM - management has never provided a reasonable defense for continuing to hold the financial stake in ASMPT.Eminence capital believes a multi-year plan to exit the ASMPT stake via multiple block trades creates "most long-term shareholder value".Eminence capital says first step should be a block trade of 33 percent of ASMPT stake combined with a special dividend.Eminence capital, which owns 9.6 percent of ASM Int'l, says "we strongly believe that ASMI would be a stronger and more valuable company without ASMPT".

Eminence Capital pushes for divestiture of ASM Pacific Technology

Thursday, 20 Apr 2017 02:25am EDT

April 20 (Reuters) - :Eminence Capital, which owns 9.6 percent of ASM Int'l, says "we strongly believe that ASMI would be a stronger and more valuable company without ASMPT".Eminence capital on ASM - many of fellow shareholders have advocated for divestiture of asmpt for many years.Eminence capital on ASM - management has never provided a reasonable defense for continuing to hold the financial stake in ASMPT.Eminence capital believes a multi-year plan to exit the ASMPT stake via multiple block trades creates "most long-term shareholder value".Eminence capital says first step should be a block trade of 33 percent of ASMPT stake combined with a special dividend.Eminence capital, which owns 9.6 percent of ASM Int'l, says "we strongly believe that ASMI would be a stronger and more valuable company without ASMPT".

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