Monday, January 9, 2012

Intevac announces sale of semiconductor mainframe technology to Brooks Automation

SANTA CLARA, USA: Intevac Inc. has sold its ContinuumTM semiconductor mainframe technology, including all intellectual property and residual assets, to Brooks Automation Inc. Brooks is a leading supplier of vacuum mainframes to semiconductor front-end manufacturing and adjacent markets.

“This transaction supports our equipment growth and diversification strategy, in that we will concentrate more of our focus on high-productivity processing solutions for small substrates such as hard drive media and solar cells,” commented Kevin Fairbairn, Intevac’s president and CEO.

“Brooks is the industry leader in vacuum mainframe solutions, making them exceptionally well-suited to drive the high-productivity linear mainframe technology in the semiconductor and other markets.”

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