Fujifilm buys Air Product’s photoresist biz

September 14, 2007 – Fujifilm Corp. says its electronic materials division has acquired Air Products’ OptiYield positive photoresist developer line. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The addition “is a complementary addition to our ancillaries product portfolio,” said Brian O’Donnelly, business director, formulated products & thin film systems, Fujifilm Electronic Materials, in a statement. “In certain applications, the OptiYield chemistry may provide significant performance and productivity gains compared to conventional developer chemistries,”

Supply and support functions will be transferred from Air Products’ facility in Tempe, AZ to Fujifilm’s site in Mesa, AZ, with transfer of all operations expected to be done by 1Q08.


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