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Semilab aquires materials metrology specialist SOPRA

29 September 2008 | By Mark Osborne | News > Wafer Processing

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SOPRA In its continued efforts to become a major force in the materials metrology markets for both semiconductor and photovoltaics industries, Semilab Co. Ltd., has acquired French metrology equipment specialist SOPRA SA. The all cash transaction was closed on the 17th September, 2008. Details of the deal were not announced.

"Following this latest transition including the former acquisitions of two US companies, SemiTest, Inc. and SSM, Inc., Semilab will have increased market and technology development opportunities and therefore be better able to provide the sales and service support to our global customer base,” noted Dr. Tibor Pavelka, founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Semilab. “The acquisition is an integral part of Semilab’s strategy to become one of the largest suppliers of specialized PV and semiconductor materials measurement equipment in the world”.

SOPRA will become a new division of Semilab known as SOPRALAB and will continue as a French registered legal entity based in Paris, France. Worldwide sales and support organizations will be integrated, and Semilab will retain key executives of SOPRA within the new organization, the company said.

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