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Micronic Announces Order for Advanced TFT-LCD Photomask Pattern Generation Tool
TABY, Sweden, Sept. 22, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Micronic Laser Systems AB (Stockholmsborsen's Attract 40:MICR) (Other OTC:MICLF), a leading manufacturer of laser pattern generation equipment to the display and semiconductor industries, today announced that the company has received an order for an LRS series advanced TFT-LCD photomask pattern generation tool from Japan. The tool is expected to ship during the second half of 2004.
Golar LNG: Newbuilding Contract
OSLO, Norway, Sept. 22, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Board of Golar LNG Ltd. (Nasdaq:GLNG) has confirmed that it has now signed a newbuilding contract with the Korean shipbuilder DSME for one 145,000 m3 LNG newbuilding for delivery in end of 2005 / alternatively beginning of 2006. Included in the contract is an option for up to two more newbuildings with delivery in 2006/2007 to be declared at a later stage.
Astex achieves milestone in Alzheimer's drug discovery collaboration with AstraZeneca
CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom, Sept. 22, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Astex Technology, (Other OTC:FJSPF) the fragment-based drug discovery company, today announced that it has received the first research and development milestone payment from AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN) (Pink Sheets:AZNCF) (Pink Sheets:AZNDF) as part of its collaboration to identify novel drugs against a key protein target implicated in Alzheimer's disease.
Allied Domecq PLC
Allied Domecq PLC Bid for Peter Lehmann Wines Limited
Bristol, UK, Sept. 22, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Allied Domecq (NYSE:AED) (Other OTC: ALDQF), through its wholly owned subsidiary Allied Domecq Wines Australia Pty Ltd, announces a A$143.6 million (GBP59.5 million) cash offer (the Offer) for Peter Lehmann Wines Limited (PLW). The Offer will increase to A$149.2 million (GBP61.8 million) if certain conditions are satisfied.
Bookham Technology Plc
Bookham Technology Plc Announces Agreement to Acquire New Focus Inc.
OXFORDSHIRE, UK and SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 21, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Bookham Technology plc ("Bookham") (LSE:BHM) (Nasdaq:BKHM), a leading provider of optical components, modules and subsystems for fiber optic communication networks, and New Focus Inc. ("New Focus") (Nasdaq:NUFO), a leading provider of photonics and microwave solutions to non-telecom diversified markets, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which Bookham will acquire New Focus.