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18 May 2018

AMICRA becomes part of ASM Pacific Technology as ASM AMICRA Microtechnologies

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AMICRA Microtechnologies GmbH of Regensburg, Germany (a vendor of back-end processing equipment for advanced packaging applications and silicon photonics assembly) is to become part of Singapore-based ASM Pacific Technology Ltd (ASMPT), the world’s largest back-end equipment supplier and surface-mount technology (SMT) solutions provider (listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange).

In April, AMICRA was renamed ASM AMICRA Microtechnologies GmbH. It will be integrated into ASMPT’s back-end equipment segment. AMICRA’s corporate structure and global organization will remain in place, as well as its management team (consisting of Dr Johann Weinhändler, Rudolf Kaiser and Horst Lapsien).

The acquisition is expected to expand and strengthen AMICRA’s strategic position. As a strategic investor in the electronics manufacturing industry with a distribution network in Asia, ASMPT complements AMICRA’s technology position and worldwide business activities. The transaction will serve the fast-growing silicon photonics assembly equipment market in particular, as well as the general high-precision flip-chip and die bonding markets.

AMICRA was founded in 2001 with five staff. It has since developed into a supplier of high-precision die bonders for the advanced packaging and photonics assembly market. The firm now employs 130 in Regensburg and in 12 sales and tech support offices worldwide. AMICRA products are expected to now constitute an important growth factor for ASMPT.

ASMPT currently invests about 10% of its revenues in R&D, making it a suitable partner for a photonics and optical device packaging firm such as AMICRA.

Following its penetration of worldwide markets for high-precision die-attach equipment (especially in the rapidly growing silicon photonics assembly segment), AMICRA says that it saw an opportunity to merge with a strategic partner to better support its growing international customers base. With ASMPT’s economic scale and established supply chains and customer support capabilities, AMICRA aims to take the next step in its business development.

“The expanded operational base offered by ASMPT is very important to us,” comments Weinhändler, a member of the AMICRA executive management team. “We will continue to be a reliable partner to our existing and new customers focused on their specific needs and requirements,” he adds. “AMICRA’s sub-micron high-accuracy die bonder product is complementary to the ASMPT group’s existing portfolio, and AMICRA’s leading position in the photonics assembly market gives a high growth potential for AMICRA and ASMPT… This joining of forces will further strengthen our growth opportunities and deliver even higher added value to our common customers,” he believes.

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