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To: shane forbes who wrote (62)7/2/1998 11:49:00 AM
From: Andrew F
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The silence on this thread is deafening.

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To: Andrew F who wrote (63)10/20/1998 4:53:00 PM
From: Walter Morton
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If ETN bought WJ would this thread come back to life?

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To: Walter Morton who wrote (64)10/20/1998 6:17:00 PM
From: Doug Skrypek
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Why would ETN buy WJ? You have to get a grip. According to you ETN is buying every semi-cap equipment company.

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To: Doug Skrypek who wrote (65)10/21/1998 9:05:00 AM
From: Walter Morton
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I did not say ETN was buying anybody. ETN has to grow by $4 Billion by 2000. They are going to have to buy somebody. They might as well buy companies that are undervalued with very good projected growth in industries in which ETN is familiar.

The other option is for somebody to buy ETN.

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To: Walter Morton who wrote (66)10/21/1998 9:50:00 AM
From: Doug Skrypek
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why does ETN "have to" grow by $4 billion before 2000?

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To: Doug Skrypek who wrote (67)10/21/1998 9:57:00 AM
From: Walter Morton
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That is the promise the CEO made to the analysts in 1996:

Sales: $10 Billion
Earnings Per Share: $8
Stock Price: $150


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To: Walter Morton who wrote (68)10/21/1998 11:54:00 AM
From: Walter Morton
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Correction: ETN's CEO made those statements in 1997.

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To: Walter Morton who wrote (69)3/23/1999 5:38:00 PM
From: Duker
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WJ Semiconductor Equipment Group Receives Order for WJ-1500 Systems from a Korean Semiconductor Company

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 23, 1999--WJ Semiconductor Equipment Group, Inc. (SEG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Watkins-Johnson Company (NYSE: WJ - news), announced today that it received a multiple-system order for its recently introduced WJ-1500 atmospheric-pressure chemical-vapor deposition (APCVD) system.

A large semiconductor company in Korea, one of the world's largest DRAM manufacturers, is purchasing the SEG equipment. The WJ-1500 was chosen over its competitors for its superior technology and low cost of ownership in both pre-metal dielectric (PMD) and shallow trench isolation (STI) applications.

The WJ-1500 is SEG's newest 200-mm continuous-process APCVD system. A refinement of the industry leading WJ-1000, it provides production solutions through 0.18-micron technology in PMD and STI. It offers exceptional uptime and film uniformity. The system provides production availability of 85 percent, and achieves film uniformity of less than 1.5 percent across the wafer, with non-detectable metals below 2E10 atoms per square centimeter.

WJ Semiconductor Equipment Group is also offering WJ-1500 Upgrade Kits for existing WJ-1000 installations to provide customers with extension capability for 0.18-micron technology production requirements.

''This continued business from a large Korean large DRAM manufacturer indicates that WJ APCVD systems continue to be an important part of our customers' pursuit of improved yields,'' said Tom Pye, SEG's manager of strategic planning. ''SEG's unique capabilities in gap fill and film quality continue to be the preferred solution for 0.18-micron and beyond process requirements.''

SEG is the market leader in APCVD systems for the worldwide semiconductor-manufacturing industry. The group is dedicated, through research and development, to continued expansion by meeting global demand for advanced dielectric-deposition technology.

Watkins-Johnson Company, headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., specializes in two high-technology business areas. WJ's wireless-communications units produce radio-frequency components, subassemblies and equipment for fixed and mobile networks worldwide. The company's Semiconductor Equipment Group produces APCVD systems for high-volume integrated-circuit manufacturing. For more information, visit wj.com.

Forward-looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including customers seeking faster or delayed delivery based on changing needs, the impact of competitive products and pricing, and the other risks detailed from time to time in the company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 1998. Actual results may vary materially.

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Contact:

WJ Semiconductor Equipment Group, Inc.
Linda L. Johnson, 831/439-6297 (Editorial)
Don Tran, 831/439-4724 (Technical)
or
Watkins-Johnson Co.
Frank E. Emery, 650/813-2752 (Financial)

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To: Duker who wrote (70)3/24/1999 5:48:00 PM
From: Duker
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WJ Semiconductor Equipment Group Receives Order from Hyundai Electronics Company

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 24, 1999--WJ Semiconductor Equipment Group, Inc. (SEG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Watkins-Johnson Company (NYSE:WJ - news), announced today that it received a multiple-system order for two models of its successful atmospheric-pressure chemical-vapor deposition (APCVD) systems, the WJ-1000 and WJ-1500, from Hyundai Electronics Company of Korea.

Hyundai is purchasing the SEG equipment for both its Korean and US fabs. The SEG systems were chosen over competitors for their superior technology and low cost of ownership in both pre-metal dielectric (PMD) and shallow trench isolation (STI) applications.

The WJ-1500 is SEG's newest 200-mm continuous-process APCVD system. A refinement of the industry leading WJ-1000, the WJ-1500 provides production solutions for 0.18-micron technology semiconductor fabrication plants (fabs) in PMD and STI. It offers exceptional uptime and film uniformity for semiconductor device fabrication. The system provides production availability of 85 percent, and achieves film uniformity of less than 1.5 percent across the wafer, with non-detectable metals below 2E10 atoms per square centimeter.

SEG is also offering WJ-1500 Upgrade Kits for existing WJ-1000 installations to allow customers extension capability for 0.18-micron technology production requirements.

''This continued business from Hyundai indicates that SEG APCVD systems continue to be an important part of our customer's pursuit of improved yields,'' said Tom Pye, WJ Semiconductor Equipment Group's manager of strategic planning. ''We are pleased to announce Hyundai's selection of SEG systems for state-of-the-art manufacturing. SEG's market leadership in STI and PMD applications is being extended to the 0.15-micron generation.''

SEG is the market leader in APCVD systems for the worldwide semiconductor-manufacturing industry. The group is dedicated, through research and development, to continued expansion by meeting global demand for advanced dielectric-deposition technology.

Watkins-Johnson Company, headquartered in Palo Alto, California, specializes in two high-technology business areas. WJ's wireless-communications units produce radio-frequency components, subassemblies and equipment for fixed and mobile networks worldwide. The company's Semiconductor Equipment Group produces APCVD systems for high-volume integrated-circuit manufacturing. For more information, visit wj.com.

Forward-looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including customers seeking faster or delayed delivery based on changing needs, the impact of competitive products and pricing, and the other risks detailed from time to time in the company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 1998. Actual results may vary materially.

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Contact:

WJ Semiconductor Equipment Group, Inc.
Linda L. Johnson, 831/439-6297 (Editorial)
Don Tran, 831/439-4724 (Technical)
or
Watkins-Johnson Co.
Frank E. Emery, 650/813-2752 (Financial)

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To: Duker who wrote (71)9/9/1999 2:41:00 PM
From: AS Hibbs
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biz.yahoo.com

Thursday September 9, 1:58 pm Eastern Time

Company Press Release

Watkins-Johnson and Sprint Sign Multi-Year Master
Purchase Agreement for Repeaters for Wireless Network

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 9, 1999-- Watkins-Johnson Company (NYSE: WJ - news), a high technology company
specializing in wireless communication equipment, announced today that its Wireless Products Group (WPG) and Sprint have signed a
multi-year Master Purchase Agreement for Watkins-Johnson repeaters to be used in the Sprint PCS all-digital nationwide network. The
agreement applies to orders for repeaters and associated equipment and authorizes similar transactions with Sprint PCS Affiliates.

WJ ''over-the-air'' repeaters for PCS applications are designed to supplement existing PCS networks by extending cell size and improving
coverage for air interfaces. Easily installed, indoor repeaters provide quick and easy coverage (up to 1 million square feet) to shopping
malls, airports, multistory office buildings, and other indoor locations where PCS signals are obstructed. Higher power, outdoor repeaters
offer an exceptionally efficient and economical way to extend cell footprints and fill coverage gaps. They incorporate proprietary
Watkins-Johnson radio frequency (RF) technology to provide a channel-selective, high-dynamic-range, high-power solution to cell extension
requirements.

Watkins-Johnson Company is a recognized leader in the field of RF communication electronics. WPG provides GaAs components,
integrated assemblies and repeaters for use in a variety of system and terminal applications for cellular, PCS, cable and fiber optic
communications. The group is dedicated, through research and development, to continue its expansion by meeting global demand for
advanced RF communication products. For more information, visit wj.com.

This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including customers seeking faster or delayed
delivery based on their changing needs, the impact of competitive products and pricing, and the other risks detailed from time to time in
the company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 1998. Actual results may vary
materially.

Contact:

Watkins-Johnson Co.
Product: Skip Hoover, 650/813-2375
Technical: Jim Mravca, 650/813-2875
Financial: Frank E. Emery, 650/813-2752

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