27 September 2011

MOCVD metrology firm LayTec acquires ORS

LayTec AG of Berlin, Germany (which makes in-situ metrology systems for MOCVD processes, focusing on compound semiconductor and photovoltaic applications) has acquired the majority of tangible and intangible assets of Optical Reference Systems Ltd (ORS), a former competitor that entered liquidation in August after an extended period of difficult trading conditions.

“The R&D team of ORS did a great job during the last three years in developing complementary metrology technologies,” says LayTec’s CEO & president Thomas Zettler. “These technologies now will be integrated into LayTec’s EpiCurve TT and EpiTT product families. Specifically, combining the full range of in-situ technologies with our brand new software platform EpiNet2.0 will enable all our industry customers to meet the current challenges of yield enhancement and LED performance improvements for solid-state lighting related manufacturing,” he adds.

“The R&D team is very happy to have joined forces with the LayTec organization in Berlin,” says former ORS managing director Neil Gerrard (now president of LayTec UK Ltd). “We have been welcomed as partners into this excellent organization supplying both global industry and academia, with cutting-edge integrated metrology products,” he adds.

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