Semiconductor lithography systems provider ASML Holding NV of Veldhoven, the Netherlands, will acquire its light source supplier Cymer Inc. of San Diego for €1.95 billion (about $2.5 billion) in stock. The deal will accelerate the development of extreme-ultraviolet (EUV) semiconductor lithography technology. ASML and Cymer have collaborated for more than a year on the development of EUV technology. Cymer will operate as an independent division and as the deep-ultraviolet and EUV light source center of ASML. Cymer’s products have applications in medical devices. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2013.
- light source
- The generic term applied to all sources of visible radiation from burning matter to ionized vapors and lasers, regardless of the degree of excitation.
- A lithographic technique using an image produced by photography for printing on a print-nonprint, sectioned surface.
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