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KLA-Tencor Acquires ADE

Photonics Spectra
May 2006
KLA-Tencor Corp. of San Jose, Calif., has agreed to buy ADE Corp. of Westwood, Mass., in a stock-for-stock transaction valued at approximately $488 million. ADE is a supplier of metrology and inspection systems for the semiconductor, magnetic data storage and optics manufacturing industries. The technology detects surface defects, shape, flatness and nanotopography of substrates.

GLOSSARY
metrology
The science of measurement, particularly of lengths and angles.
Businessindustrialinspection systemsKLA-Tencor Corp.light speedmagnetic data storagemetrologyoptics manufacturing industriessemiconductor

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