Tech Biz Recap: Apple Continues Samsung ASSAULT, Intel & Others INVEST In ASML

Exercising its newly-won powers, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will seek bans in the United States on 8 Samsung (SSNLF.PK) smartphones, according to Bloomberg. The devices include the Epic 4G, and four Galaxy S II models, but niether the Galaxy S III nor the Galaxy Nexus. The S III was introduced too late to be included in Apple’s lawsuit, so an injunction request might require yet more legal action. The term ‘jury fatigue’ comes to mind.

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Samsung has joined Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (NYSE:TSM) in buying stakes in the Dutch chip-equipment producer ASML. The former will provide ASML with €276 million for research and development; ASML has with this new stake raised €1.38 billion from the three chipmakers for that purpose. In addition, Samsung is acquiring a 3 percent investment in ASML for €503 million, which raises the total customer equity investment to €3.85 billion.

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