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19 July 2007


BOC Edwards re-brands as Edwards

At this week’s Semicon West trade show in San Francisco, CA, USA, BOC Edwards announced that it had re-branded as Edwards, effective immediately. The name change follows the acquisition of the company by private equity firm CCMP Capital from The Linde Group in May.

Nigel Hunton, Edwards’ CEO, said: “With the support of our new owners, CCMP Capital, we intend to invest in growing Edwards as a newly-independent privately-owned company, offering greater responsiveness and flexibility to surpass our customers expectations.”

Picture: Edwards' new logo, minus the "BOC".


Founded by F.D. Edwards in 1919, Edwards High Vacuum International became part of The BOC Group in 1968, and was named BOC Edwards in 1997. The Linde Group acquired The BOC Group in September 2006.

The newly independent, privately-owned Edwards will continue to supply vacuum, abatement, and chemical management equipment and services to the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Edwards employs around 4,000 people globally.

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BOC Edwards independent again after nearly 40 years

BOC Edwards targets compound semiconductor MOCVD with Helios 6 gas abatement system

Linde sells BOC Edwards’ Vacuum and Semiconductor Equipment business to private equity firm