Japan Clears ASML's €2B Cymer Buy After Further Review

Law360, New York (May 2, 2013, 4:37 PM EDT) -- Japan's antitrust regulator has signed off on ASML Holding NV's proposed €1.95 billion ($2.55 billion) acquisition of California-based Cymer Inc. after the watchdog announced in February that it would take a closer look at the deal, the companies said Thursday.

With the nod from the Japan Fair Trade Commission, Netherlands-based ASML — which sells lithography systems comprised of complex machinery used in the semiconductor manufacturing process — is one step closer to finalizing its purchase of Cymer, a company that makes light sources used in lithography...
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