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ASML to Acquire Hermes Microvision for $3.1B

Photonics.com
Jun 2016
VELDHOVEN, Netherlands, June 22, 2016 — ASML Holding NV, a provider of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry, will acquire Hermes Microvision Inc. (HMI), a supplier of pattern verification systems for advanced semiconductor devices, to enhance its holistic lithography product portfolio.

The deal is valued at about 100 billion TWD (about $3.1 billion). Both companies are developing joint approaches for integrated circuit manufacturers to improve yields in the production of the most advanced microchips. The combination will allow ASML and HMI to further integrate and enhance their product offering at an accelerated pace.

ASML is a developer of advanced technology for high-tech lithography, metrology and software solutions for the semiconductor industry. HMI is a supplier of e-beam inspection tools for both foundry and memory fabs worldwide.



GLOSSARY
chip
1. A localized fracture at the end of a cleaved optical fiber or on a glass surface. 2. An integrated circuit.
metrology
The science of measurement, particularly of lengths and angles.
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