Zygo Corp. of Middlefield, Conn., a high-precision
optical components and optical metrology instruments provider, has announced that
it will buy ASML US Inc.’s optics facility in Richmond, Calif., for between
$7 million and $10 million. Zygo will expand its optical manufacturing capabilities
considerably with the addition of high-precision optical machining and polishing
equipment, aspheric lens manufacturing and diamond turning assets, the company said.
It also expects to hire key management and other employees of ASML Optics Richmond,
a 60,000-sq-ft facility.