Cree buys ATMI’s gallium nitride business

Gene Banucci, ATMI CEO, says, “The sale of our gallium nitride business is the first element of the planned disposition of ATMI’s six Technologies businesses. We feel very good about the results of this process for several reasons. It’s a good deal for ATMI strategically, and it’s probably an even better deal for Cree. As importantly, the employees of our gallium nitride business believed that Cree would be a great home for the business, and we are gratified that we were able to make this a reality.”

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