PLAINVIEW, N.Y. -- Veeco Instruments Inc. here said this week that it has purchased certain assets related to the atomic force microscope (AFM) product line operations of IBM Corp. located in .Delray Beach, Fla.
Don Kania, vice president and general manager of Veeco Metrology Group's Santa Barbara Operations, will oversee the integration of this technology into Veeco's AFM products.
"Our goal is to continue to be the world's leading supplier of AFM measurement equipment," said Kania. "In particular, the IBM purchase will allow us to expand the capabilities of our current semiconductor fab tool set for 200 and 300-mm wafers, including the Dimension 9000 and Vx Series tools for etch metrology and chemical mechanical polishing CMP."
Veeco plans to provide continued support for the installed base of IBM products on a worldwide basis.