This year has not necessarily been a banner one so far for electronics acqusitions, but there have been several notable transactions. EE Times takes a brief look at five acquisitions announced or closed in 2013 that are likely to have an impact on the electronics landscape for years to come.
ASML closes Cymer deal
At the end of May, the photolithography firm ASML said it had closed its $2.6 billion deal for Cymer, a San Diego supplier of lithography source technology and a longtime ASML supplier.
The deal was billed as ASML's attempt to guide the development of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography sources with a firmer hand. Leading chip makers like Intel and TSMC badly want EUV technology in production in the next few years, but that effort has fallen far short of projections, mostly because of issues with source power and stability.