ASML Closes on Berliner Glas Acquisition

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BERLIN, Nov. 3, 2020 — Lithographic equipment and chip-making materials developer ASML announced it closed on its previously announced acquisition of Berliner Glas, the German provider of optical key components and refined technical glass. The Berliner Glas management group continues to run the company, per the agreement, which was announced in July.

ASML recently announced strong third-quarter earnings; the company’s reported net income for the third quarter was €1.06 billion, up from €627 million. Earnings per share (EPS) rose to €2.53 from €1.49 in quarter-three 2019.

For the third quarter, the company posted total net sales of €3.96 billion, compared to last year’s €2.98 billion.

*$1 million U.S. = €1.16 million 

Published: November 2020
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A noncrystalline, inorganic mixture of various metallic oxides fused by heating with glassifiers such as silica, or boric or phosphoric oxides. Common window or bottle glass is a mixture of soda, lime and sand, melted and cast, rolled or blown to shape. Most glasses are transparent in the visible spectrum and up to about 2.5 µm in the infrared, but some are opaque such as natural obsidian; these are, nevertheless, useful as mirror blanks. Traces of some elements such as cobalt, copper and...
Lithography is a key process used in microfabrication and semiconductor manufacturing to create intricate patterns on the surface of substrates, typically silicon wafers. It involves the transfer of a desired pattern onto a photosensitive material called a resist, which is coated onto the substrate. The resist is then selectively exposed to light or other radiation using a mask or reticle that contains the pattern of interest. The lithography process can be broadly categorized into several...
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