Mykrolis acquires Bentec, expands CMP line

August 23, 2004 – Semiconductor component and subsystem supplier, Mykrolis Corp. has acquired Bentec Scientific LLC, a privately held manufacturer of polyvinyl alcohol-based components used in semiconductor manufacturing.

Mykrolis was previously an exclusive worldwide distributor of Bentec’s products, currently sold under the Planarcore brand, which are used in post-CMP and substrate cleaning, according to Reed Business Information.

Featuring a molded-in-place (polyvinyl alchohol) PVA construction on a disposable core that delivers process and product stability, Planarcore has been shown to reduce tool downtime and decrease defect rates on the wafer, the companies said.

“This acquisition expands our consumable product line and our exposure to one of the more rapidly growing segments of our market,” said C. William Zadel, chairman and CEO of Mykrolis, in a statement.

Financial details of the deal were not released.


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