OCT. 14–BILLERICA, Mass.–Mykrolis Corp., a supplier of components and subsystems to the semiconductor industry, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of privately held Aeronex, a manufacturer of gas purification products.
The terms of the transaction were not disclosed, and the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions.
Based in San Diego, Calif., Aeronex gas purification systems are used in photolithography and other semiconductor manufacturing applications to improve process control by eliminating molecular contaminants such as oxygen, moisture, or hydrocarbons.
Jean-Marc Pandraud, president and chief operating officer of Mykrolis, says the acquisition “will dovetail well with our gas contamination control products including our current line of Waferpure gas purifiers.
“We believe that we can leverage Mykrolis’s extensive direct sales and support network to grow the Aeronex product lines particularly in Asia and Japan,” he adds.”
Jeff Spiegelman, president of Aeronex, shared the same sentiments.
“Teaming up with Mykrolis will allow us to go to the next level… to extend the reach of the Aeronex products to a global scope,” he says. “Our combined R&D capabilities will allow us to offer complementary technologies to solve a wide range of gas purification problems.”