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Swagelok acquires semiconductor hose specialist Coreflex

16 April 2008 | Critical Components
Coreflex HoseSwagelok Company has acquired Coreflex LLC for an undisclosed sum. Coreflex is a manufacturer of high-quality hose products used mostly in semiconductor, biopharmaceutical, and other cleanroom sectors. The acquisition is designed to broaden its offerings in the hose market, the company said. Read more >>

BASF Names Swagelok as a Global Preferred A-Supplier

02 April 2008 | Critical Components
SwagelokBASF has awarded Swagelok a global preferred A-supplier for fluid systems technologies. BASF’s Procurement Verbund Supplier Certificate is awarded to companies that meet its worldwide procurement standards as well as reaching high standards in innovation and product quality. Read more >>

Entegris buys into poly silicon products company IMI

06 March 2008 | Critical Components
EntegrisEntegris has said that it has spent $8 million on a 14 percent equity stake of privately held Integrated Materials, Inc. (IMI), which specializes in poly silicon-based components, in particular for semiconductor diffusion furnaces. The agreement will also allow Entegris to purchase the remaining equity of IMI upon completion of certain closing conditions, according to the company. Read more >>

Asyst offers 64-bit implementation of SECS/GEM tool connectivity products

28 January 2008 | Critical Components
AsystAsyst Technologies has said that it has responded to semiconductor equipment manufacturers’ needs for supplying faster access to real-time data and overall greater throughput to process tool operating data with the implementation of SECS/GEM tool connectivity products for 64-bit computing architectures. Read more >>