With planned FINLE buy, KLA-Tencor gets litho simulation, analysis

Specific terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, however the two firms plan to finalize the deal by the end of the month. Once the transaction is completed, FINLE, Austin, TX, will become a division of KLA-Tencor, reporting into the company's lithography and films group. FINLE employs about 22 people, and will continue to operate out of its Austin base.

By Meg Villeneuve, Associate Editor

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached a new record in December, climbing to $14.7 billion in the month, according to a new global sales report from the Semiconductor Industry Association.


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