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MKS Adds Optical Sensor Tech with Photon Control Acquisition

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ANDOVER, Mass., May 10, 2021 — MKS Instruments will acquire Photon Control Inc., a Canadian developer of optical sensors for temperature control used in semiconductor wafer fabrication. The Mass.-based laser company entered into a definitive agreement with Photon Control, in which it will make the acquisition for approximately $320.17 million (387 million CAD).

Photon Control had revenues of $53.8 million (65 million CAD) in 2020.


Photonics.com
May 2021
GLOSSARY
optoelectronics
A sub-field of photonics that pertains to an electronic device that responds to optical power, emits or modifies optical radiation, or utilizes optical radiation for its internal operation. Any device that functions as an electrical-to-optical or optical-to-electrical transducer. Electro-optic often is used erroneously as a synonym.
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