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Carl Zeiss SMT buys Israeli mask metrology company

06 August 2008 | By Mark Osborne | News > Lithography

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Carl ZeissCarl Zeiss SMT has entered into a binding agreement to acquire Pixer Technology to boost its product offerings in the photomask sector. The acquired company will be part of Carl Zeiss SMT’s Semiconductor Metrology Systems Division (SMS). Pixer Technology is a privately held firm. . The acquisition is expected to close during the third quarter of 2008, the company said.

“The acquisition of Pixer Technology is a further step in Carl Zeiss SMT´s long-term strategy to widen its technology portfolio by offering innovative products to enable advanced semiconductor manufacturing,” states Hermann Gerlinger, Member of the Carl Zeiss AG Board and President and CEO of Carl Zeiss SMT.

“Pixer’s contribution of new technical capabilities like the short pulse laser processing of mask blanks to improve the CD uniformity of photomasks and established products like CDC and Galileo perfectly complement the Carl Zeiss product portfolio of mask qualification, repair and metrology systems,” commented, Frank P. Averdung, Managing Director of Carl Zeiss SMT’s SMS Division.

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