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Applied Materials Acquires Brooks Software for $125M

Photonics.com
Apr 2007
SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 2, 2007 -- Applied Materials Inc. announced Friday it has acquired Brooks Software, a division of Brooks Automation Inc. and a provider of factory management and control software to the semiconductor and flat panel display industries, for $125 million in cash.

Brooks Software and its employees are now part of Applied Global Services, under the management of Jeremy Read, general manager of the eService Solutions Div.

Manfred Kerschbaum, senior vice president and general manager of Applied Global Services, said, “Brooks Software’s products complement our existing software solutions and will enable us to serve our customers on a more comprehensive level. Combining these applications will allow us to create a powerful computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) solution that can be rapidly deployed to customers and continuously supported by Applied Materials’ global service teams across the entire lifecycle of a factory.”

For more information, visit:http:// www.appliedmaterials.com



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The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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