SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Continuing on its buying spree, metrology equipment provider Semilab Co. Ltd. has acquired Semiconductor Diagnostics Inc. (SDI).
SDI (Tampa, Fla.) provides non-contact measurement tools for wafer, IC and solar manufacturers. SDI was founded in 1988 and has 380 systems installed in top tier fabs in the U.S, Europe and Asia.
''The acquisition of SDI provides Semilab with another key offering for non-contact metrology and give us critical mass as a source single vendor,'' said Tibor Pavelka, president and chief executive of Semilab, in a statement.
SDI will operate as part of the newly announced Semilab USA operation. Semilab (Budapest, Hungary)has also named Chris Moore as president and CEO of Semilab USA, based in Billerica, Mass. Moore joined Semilab through its acquisition of Advanced Metrology Systems (AMS) in March, where he also served as president and CEO.
SDI is the latest acquisition by Semilab. In May the company announced the acquisition of QC Solutions and AMS. In 2008, the company purchased the assets of French metrology equipment specialist Sopra SA.
In 2008, Semilab acquired a majority in SSM of Pittsburgh, Penn., a provider of precision contact metrology and the Boxer Cross metrology technology from Applied Materials.