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DOJ Clears KLA-Tencor’s Acquisition of ADE

On May 11, the DOJ cleared KLA-Tencor Corp.'s acquisition of ADE Corp. KLA supplies integrated circuit manufacturers with equipment to manage their chip wafer fabrication process while ADE makes technology to detect defects in semiconductor wafers and computer disks. The deal was announced shortly after KLA announced it abandoned plans to buy August Technology Corp.