INFICON strengthened by acquisition of software suite for the semiconductor industry

19 January 2024 12:43

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Bad Ragaz/Balzers/San Luis Obispo - INFICON has acquired the California-based firm FabTime. According to INFICON, the two companies will together offer the most comprehensive industrial engineering software suite and expertise to the semiconductor industry.

INFICON, headquartered in Bad Ragaz in the canton of St.Gallen and with a site in Balzers, Liechtenstein, has acquired all of the assets pertaining to the North American smart manufacturing software specialist FabTime. Founded in 1999, FabTime is a niche supplier of cycle time management software and consulting services to semiconductor manufacturers that seeks to drive improvements in cycle times, capacity, productivity and profitability. FabTime software and expertise is used by front-end and back-end factories in North America and more than 15 countries worldwide, further details of which can be found in a press release issued by INFICON.

With the integration of FabTime, which hails from California, in the growing Smart Manufacturing product portfolio of INFICON, the company is getting closer to achieving “truly autonomous semiconductor manufacturing”. According to INFICON, the two companies will together offer the semiconductor industry the “most comprehensive industrial engineering software suite and expertise”. Oliver Wyrsch, CEO of INFICON, describes the acquisition as the “latest step in our vision to provide the industry’s most advanced factory optimization and process control solution in the market” to support the “fully interconnected and AI-enhanced” factories of tomorrow.

INFICON is a supplier of vacuum-based processes. The company’s innovative instrumentation, critical sensor technologies and Smart Manufacturing/Industry 4.0 software solutions serve to enhance productivity and quality of tools, processes and complete factories. ce/mm

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