Plasma-Therm announces acquisition of OEM PVD, RTP and Etch business

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla — Plasma-Therm, a manufacturer of plasma-process equipment for the semiconductor industry, announced the acquisition of OEM dry process equipment business.

With the acquisition, Plasma-Therm has acquired all original OEM licenses and intellectual property rights for SFI Endeavor, AG Heatpulse, MRC Eclipse, and Tegal brand equipment. Plasma-Therm will continue to support existing customers through spare parts and upgrades, while offering new and refurbished tools to the wider market.

The acquisition allows Plasma-Therm’s award-winning customer service teams to support the large and global install base,” said Abdul Lateef, CEO of Plasma-Therm. “Additionally, PVD and RTP technologies align perfectly with our etch and deposition products and process solutions, which will further support the manufacturing and R&D needs and requirements of our customers.”

Michael Correra, CEO of OEM, said, “We are delighted to have had these outstanding products acquired by PlasmaTherm, ensuring a strong path to market for our newly developed Endeavor M series PVD platform, and the continued availability and support of the MRC Eclipse, AG Heatpulse, and Tegal products. This acquisition allows OEM to strategically focus on our wet chemical process and ion implant technologies.”

Source: http://www.plasmatherm.com/

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