Semilab buying US probe firm SSM

November 15, 2007 – Semilab Co. Ltd., a Budapest, Hungary-based supplier of noncontact wafer mapping metrology systems, has agreed to acquire Pittsburgh, PA-based SSM Inc. for an undisclosed cash amount, and reorg the business as a new division for developing and selling electrical metrology systems for semiconductor manufacturing.

For Semilab, the deal will increase the firm’s presence across the board: technology development, market reach, and sales/service support, noted Tibor Pavelka, founder/president/CEO of Semilab, in a statement. “The acquisition is an integral part of Semilab’s strategy to become one of the largest suppliers of specialized semiconductor silicon electrical measurement equipment in the world,” he said.

Combining SSM’s precision contact metrology technology to its own noncontact mapping metrology “will create the most complete electrical metrology offering for the semiconductor industry,” and synching engineering efforts will also accelerate time-to-market for new products, added Robert Mazur, founder and retiring chairman of SSM.


Easily post a comment below using your Linkedin, Twitter, Google or Facebook account. Comments won't automatically be posted to your social media accounts unless you select to share.