JULY 16–LIVERMORE, Calif.–The assets of Eco-Snow Systems, a designer of cleaning systems for semiconductor and other electronics markets, have been sold to New Jersey-based BOC for $6.4 million.
Electronics supplier BOC said it acquired the key operating and intellectual property of Eco-Snow from ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. The agreement included Eco-Snow’s IP assets and its cleanroom research facilities on Southfront Road in Livermore.
As part of the transaction, BOC entered into a five-year, preferred equipment manufacturing agreement with ATS, under which ATS will continue to develop and manufacture Eco-Snow equipment for various high volume production applications.
Eco-Snow Systems specializes in automated systems and tools for dry precision cleaning of surfaces using carbon dioxide snow, designed to remove sub-micron particles from surfaces of critical electronic components.