An Astonishing Flood of Deals

The status quo just won't cut it anymore. Management teams and shareholders both won't take it. They won't accept their underperformance, and they are taking actions at an astonishing rate.

Look at today. Applied Materials (AMAT), not happy with its lagging stock price, makes a bid, a huge one, for Tokyo Electron. This is a $9.3 billion pact that would give this new company tremendous marketing power. It's a huge deal -- one that would create a powerhouse and give this semiconductor-equipment company a high level of clout with their chief customers, Intel (INTC) and Samsung, that would make for a tremendous disadvantage over pricing....546 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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