19 January 2010


Ferrotec acquires Temescal Division of Edwards Vacuum

Ferrotec (USA) Corp of Bedford, NH and San Jose, CA, USA, a supplier of materials, components, and precision system solutions, says that on 1 January it acquired Edwards Vacuum Inc’s Temescal Division in Livermore, CA, USA.

Originally founded in 1952, Temescal manufactures electron-beam-based evaporative coating systems, claiming the largest installed base of metallization tools addressing a broad range of materials used in the compound semiconductor industry (for applications including cellular, satellite/cable TV, specialized optoelectronics, and full-spectrum LED and solid-state lighting).

With more than 100 staff before the acquisition, Ferrotec (USA) Corp (formerly Ferrofluidics Corp) is a subsidiary of Japan's Ferrotec Corp (which has more than 3000 staff worldwide).

“As Ferrotec continues to expand support for evaporative coating markets, we expect this acquisition to have strategic and synergistic importance,” says Ferrotec (USA) Corp’s president Eiji Miyanaga. “By combining Temescal's deposition process and system engineering expertise with our complementary technology portfolio and our strong global position in the semiconductor industry, we intend to bring an enhanced product offering and play an increased role in the rapidly growing compound semiconductor market,” he adds.

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