FEB. 12–CHASKA, Minn.–Entegris, Inc, a materials integrity management company has purchased the the silicon wafer and reticle carrier product lines of Asyst Technologies, Inc., a provider of integrated automation systems.
This transaction is designed to provide both companies with the opportunity to leverage core competencies and accelerate new product development within the semiconductor industry.
In addition, Entegris and Asyst will work on technological enhancements to bring next-generation wafer carriers — that interface with Asyst’s and
others’ automation systems– to the semiconductor market.
Under terms of the agreement, Entegris will pay $38.75 million for all assets associated with Asyst’s wafer and reticle carrier product lines and intellectual property. Entegris intends to hire key Asyst employees involved
with these product lines.