Applied Materials acquires Boxer Cross

Tuesday April 29, 2003 – Santa Clara, CA – Applied Materials Inc. has acquired all of the outstanding stock of Boxer Cross Inc. for an undisclosed cash amount. The move will expand Applied’s process diagnostic and control capabilities, according to company spokesmen.

Founded in 1997, Boxer Cross pioneered a new class of in-line monitoring systems that provide users with critical electrical measurement data for controlling semiconductor processes.

Boxer Cross’ products include the BX-10 Source/Drain and Ultra-Shallow Junction Measurement System and the BX-30 Advanced Interconnect Measurement System. Both products provide critical in-line electrical measurements on 200mm and 300mm product wafers to detect implant/anneal (BX-10) and dual damascene copper (BX-30) process variations.


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