Carl Zeiss SMT Integrates LEO Group

Oberkochen, Germany —Carl Zeiss SMT (Semiconductor Manufacturing Technologies) AG, a manufacturer of light optical systems for semiconductor production, has merged with its LEO Electron Microscopy Group subsidiary, which makes and sells electron microscopes, to form a new Nanotechnology Systems Division. “With this step we are accomplishing the complete integration of electron beam technology into the [...]

Smiths Buys Infrared Spectroscopy Company

London, England 4/14/04—Smiths Detection plans to acquire SensIR Technologies for $75 million in cash. SensIR manufactures infrared spectroscopy products, including products for first responders and the military. It is a nine-year-old company based in Danbury, Connecticut with 110 employees and sales of $37 million for the year ending March 2004. Smiths Group Chief Executive Keith [...]

Teledyne to Acquire ISCO for $80 Million

Los Angeles, CA and Lincoln, NE—Teledyne Technologies has announced a definitive agreement to purchase ISCO for $16 per share, a 32.2% premium over ISCO’s April 7 closing price. In aggregate, the purchase price is estimated at approximately $96 million, including payments for the settlement of outstanding stock options, or $80 million accounting for ISCO’s net [...]

MKS Instruments Relocates Corporate Headquarters from Andover, Massachusetts to Wilmington, Massachusetts

Andover, MA – MKS Instruments, Inc. a leading provider of process control technologies for semiconductor and other advanced manufacturing processes, announced that effective today its corporate headquarters have moved to 90 Industrial Way, Wilmington, Mass. 01887, one of its larger operating facilities. The headquarters phone number has changed to 978-284-4000 from 978-975-2350. MKS’ corporate headquarters [...]

Emerson’s PlantWeb is Integral to First-Ever Digitally Networked Benchtop Bioreactor System for Fermentation Applications

Austin,TX-Since early 2003, Broadley-James has entered arrangements with key players in the Life Science industry to supply its BioNet Bioreactor Control System, the first digitally networked benchtop bioreactor for cell culture and microbial applications. Emerson Process Management today announced its key role: the BioNet system uses Emerson’s PlantWeb® digital automation system that networks to devices [...]

Management Buyout of ABB Mass Spectrometer Business

Pittsburgh, PA and Lewisburg, WV 4/12/04—Extrel CMS has acquired ABB's core quadrupole mass spectrometer (MS) business, including all technology and service for North America. Extrel is owned by the former management of ABB's MS business. Products include OEM and add-on MS components and systems, industrial and lab gas analysis systems, and custom engineered MS tools. [...]

Particle Measuring Systems Acquires Molecular Analytics

Boulder, CO 2/23/04 and Milan, Italy 2/13/04—Microcontamination monitoring company Particle Measuring Systems, a Spectris operating company, has acquired the assets related to Molecular Analytics’ ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) gas analyzers from SAES Getters for $3 million in cash, net of possible adjustments. According to SAES Getters, 2003 IMS analyzer sales totaled $2 million (see page [...]

Agilent Technologies Introduces Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer with 4x Improvement in Sensitivity

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 31, 2004 -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced a flagship ion trap mass spectrometer (MS) that is four times more sensitive than its predecessor. The LC/MSD Trap XCT Plus improves performance for a wide range of applications such as drug development and biomarker identification for disease research. It incorporates [...]

New accessories for the Anton Paar Multiwave 3000

Microwave-induced Oxygen Combustion of organic samples The patented Microwave-induced Oxygen Combustion System delivers comparable results in less time than standard techniques in sample preparation for ion chromatography. Proven applications: The system decomposes all kinds of combustible solids such as wood, paper, coal, food, polymers, organic compounds and even solid waste faster than any traditional method. [...]

GE Acquires InVision for $900 Million

Wilton, CT 3/15/04—General Electric’s GE Infrastructure unit has agreed to acquire InVision Technologies, an explosives detection systems (EDS) provider, for $900 million in cash. GE is paying $50 a share for InVision, a 21% premium over the March 12 closing price. GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt commented, “Strategically, InVision is a perfect fit for [...]

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