Carl Zeiss Acquires Microsccope Company

Oberkochen, Germany and Peabody, MA 7/19/06—Carl Zeiss SMT AG’s Nanotechnology Systems Division has acquired ALIS, developer of the Looking Glass LG-2 helium ion microscope. “The Helium ion microscopy technology developed by ALIS complements our market leading scanning electron microscopy(SEM) technology and will be a key element of our future technology road map. It offers unrivalled opportunities for subnanometer imaging, depth-of-focus capabilities and new image contrast features.,” stated Dr. Dirk Stenkamp, managing director of Carl Zeiss NTS. The acquisition is expected to close in the third quarter.

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