INFICON acquires New Vision Systems

Jan. 7, 2003 – Syracuse, NY and Zurich, Switzerland – INFICON Holding AG, a manufacturer of vacuum instrumentation and process control software, has acquired the privately held company, New Vision Systems, a provider of APC and lithography analysis for semiconductor manufacturing.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The company expects the transaction will be accretive in late 2003 or early 2004 depending on the timing of the semiconductor market recovery.

The acquisition of New Vision Systems expands INFICON’s reach in the semiconductor fab by extending its range of process capability in the APC market to include lithography.

New Vision Systems develops and deploys a suite of process control software compatible with tools from lithography and metrology equipment suppliers.

New Vision Systems has, since 1989, developed and implemented new methods for process control in microelectronic manufacturing with a primary focus on patterning processes (lithography and etch).


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