today announced that it has completed its acquisition of the Microelectronic
Inspection Equipment (MIE) business unit of Vistec Semiconductor Systems. The
MIE business unit of Vistec is headquartered in Weilburg, Germany and provides
advanced semiconductor mask and wafer manufacturing systems. Financial terms
of the transaction were not disclosed.
“Vistec has a renowned legacy for developing precision inspection and
metrology equipment,” said Rick Wallace, chief executive officer of KLA-Tencor.
“The MIE division of Vistec complements KLA-Tencor's product portfolio
and provides an opportunity for growth into new segments of the mask and wafer
Vistec's MIE business unit is one of three internationally active business
units of Vistec Semiconductor Systems, which is wholly owned by Golden Gate
Capital, a San Francisco based private equity firm. The Vistec Semiconductor
Systems organization was formerly a part of Leica Microsystems and took on its
current name in March 2006.