Press Release

| May 4, 2011

Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf Represents Applied Materials in $4.9 Billion Acquisition of Varian Semiconductor

(SILICON VALLEY – May 4, 2011) – A team of lawyers from across the firm represented Applied Materials, the world’s largest producer of chipmaking equipment, in its $4.9 billion acquisition of Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc. Varian is a leader in ion-implantation, which is a critical step in integrated circuit manufacturing. The transaction is one of the largest recent deals between companies that make equipment used in the manufacture of integrated circuits for electronic devices.

The Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf team was led by Silicon Valley Partners Keith Flaum and Jim Griffin and also included:

Gabe Shapiro (M&A associate, Silicon Valley)
Gordon Warnke (Tax partner, New York)
Joe Pari (Tax partner, Washington, DC)
Joshua Berengarten (Real estate counsel, New York)
John Renneisin (Environmental counsel, Washington, DC)
Harry Clark (Export compliance partner, Washington, DC)
Greg Owens (Bank and Institutional Finance partner, New York)
Sheel Patel (Bank and Institutional Finance associate, New York)
Chris Peterson (Corporate Finance partner, New York)
Frank Adams (Corporate Finance partner, New York)
Virginia Blabey (Bank and Institutional Finance associate, New York)
Margaret Keane (Employment partner, San Francisco)

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