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13 June 2018

Plasma-Therm acquires CORIAL

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Plasma-Therm LLC of St Petersburg, FL, USA (which makes plasma etch, deposition and advanced packaging equipment for specialty semiconductor and nanotechnology markets) has acquired plasma etch and deposition equipment maker CORIAL of Bernin, France.

“It is a great opportunity for CORIAL to consolidate its future and accelerate the development of innovative stand-alone equipment based on joint CORIAL and Plasma-Therm expertise and advance our commercialization initiatives globally,” comments CORIAL’s chief research officer Andrei Uvarov.

Offering technologies including RIE, ICP, DRIE, ICP-CVD, PECVD and ALE/ALD, CORIAL addresses end-market applications including optoelectronics, failure analysis, MEMS, power devices, advanced packaging, wireless communication and integrated optics.

“This transaction is expected to produce significant cost savings from operational synergies while increasing the group’s top-line revenue by leveraging the combined sales and service network,” says Plasma-Therm’s CEO Abdul Lateef. “This acquisition enforces PlasmaTherm’s commitment to the European market by further enhancing our support infrastructure for the European customer base. With this acquisition we take one more step in the execution of our vision of a Technology Center of Excellence and Research in the Grenoble ecosystem,” he adds.

“CORIAL is a strategic acquisition that strengthens our presence in the R&D market space and for all other markets requiring small-footprint and technology-rich equipment,” notes Plasma-Therm’s director of marketing Thierry Lazerand. “We are also excited about the addition of the experienced team of engineers with differentiated know-how for product development,” he adds. “The combination will leverage Plasma-Therm’s award-winning service, as recognized by the VLSIresearch Customer Satisfaction Survey.”

See related items:

Plasma-Therm wins ‘RANKED 1st’ awards in VLSIresearch’s 2018 Customer Satisfaction Survey

CORIAL appoints ONIX as agent in Spain

Plasma-Therm acquires KOBUS, expanding plasma deposition portfolio

Tags: Plasma-Therm CORIAL Plasma etch PECVD DRIE ALD

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