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  • Delisting Watch

    Trident Microsystems just found out that the executioner has stayed its hand.  The Santa Clara maker of digital TV technology got a reprieve on Monday when Nasdaq extended the deadline […]

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  • VeriSign, redux…

    If you missed it, check out my story on VeriSign’s filings last week here. With the company catching up on so many filings, naturally, there a couple things that got […]

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  • Swing and a Miss….

    What do you get executives to cheer them up after a big earnings miss? Here’s a couple companies we could ask:  *Macrovision, of Santa Clara, warned that revenue would be […]

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  • Out of the frying pan…

    More fun at Atmel. Third Point, an activist hedge fund in New York run by Daniel Loeb, disclosed that it has acquired 35 million shares of Atmel’s stock. I just […]

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  • The story behind the Komag and Western Digital merger…

    Both Komag and Western Digital filed extensive documents today that for the first time provided the details behind the courtship that led to the announcement of a merger last month. […]

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  • Goodbye, Castelle

    Here’s the latest chapter in the tale of the Incredible Shrinking Valley, where the number of public companies continues to dwindle. Add Castelle, of Morgan Hill, to the list of dearly […]

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  • Golden Parachute of the Day

    The winner today is John D. Heaton, former President and Chief Executive Officer of Nanometrics. The company announced that Heaton had left on March 27. In a filing Tuesday, the […]

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  • Delisting Watch, part II

    Talk about your dilemmas. Here’s the choice facing the folks at at Tvia, the fabless semiconductor company based in Santa Clara: Spend several hundred thousand dollars to fight a delisting notice […]

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  • Adobe goes shopping

    The San Jose software maker disclosed in its second quarter earnings report filed on Tuesday that it bought two, teeny weeny companies in the first six months of this year. […]

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  • Delisting Watch

    Maxim Integrated Products of Sunnyvale became the latest Valley company to find its stock listing on the endangered species list. The signal processing company is one of many caught up […]

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