Semiconductor equipment maker MKS negotiating acquisition of specialty chemicals group Atotech Ltd: Sources

According to sources familiar with the matter at hand, MKS Instruments Inc, a semiconductor equipment maker, has approached Atotech Ltd, a specialty chemicals group, with an acquisition offer. The potential deal will see MKS expand it’s offerings in chip manufacturing through the addition of Atotech’s plating chemicals. The offer comes a few months after Atotech…

Samsung forays into autonomous self-driving vehicles; gets permit to test its car in California

Samsung is part of a huge conglomerate that manufactures a wide range of products starting from car audio, connected-car technologies, washing machines, smartphones, to heavy machinery. On Thursday, in a significant development, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd disclosed that it has received a permit to test self-driving vehicles in California. The news marks the entry of…