UMD and Antares Announce Merger

The current CEO of UMD, Matt Bergeron, will assume responsibility as CEO of the newly-formed test company. Transactions terms remain confidential; the companies anticipate closing in Q’03 2006, at which point a definitive merger agreement and proposed satisfaction of customary closing conditions will be executed. Investcorp Technology Ventures, who acquired the Antares package-test business from Kulicke & Soffa in March 2006, is expected to hold majority ownership.

(July 13, 2006) SAN FRANCISCO &#151 Micron Technology Inc. joined IMEC’s sub-32-nm CMOS research platform as a core partner, becoming the ninth IC company to engage in the project. Intel, Philips, Samsung, TSMC, Texas Instruments, and others participate in IMEC’s 300-mm research facilities. Researchers define their work as the sharing of broad-range, basic research to solve core problems for sub-32-nm nodes.


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