Neptune Technologies, Galileo purchase ViTechnology's assets.The Neptune Technologies Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. (TSX: NTB and NASDAQ: NEPT) is a Life Sciences company based in Laval, Quebec. The primary operations of the company is the research and development of value added natural products and the manufacturing of Neptune Krill Oil (NKO). Group (Lyon, France), associated with the investment fund Galileo (Paris, France, www.galileo.fr), has acquired all of the electronics activities of the Thermatech Group and, in particular, those of its subsidiary ViTechnology (Sophia Antipolis Sophia Antipolis is a technology park northwest of Antibes and southwest of Nice, France. Much of the park falls within the commune of Valbonne. Created in 1970~84, it houses primarily companies in the fields of computing, electronics, pharmacology and biotechnology. , France, www.vitechnology.com).
ViTechnology is a global manufacturer of equipment dedicated to the electronics industry from back-end semiconductor packaging through board assembly and final test. The company offers the automated optical inspection Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) is an automated visual inspection of PCB(or LCD,transistor manufacture) where a camera autonomously scans the device under test for both catastrophic failure (eg. missing component) and quality defects (eg. (AOI AOI Area Of Interest
AOI Automated Optical Inspection
AOI Art of Illusion (3D modeling software)
AOI Associated Oregon Industries
AOI Angle Of Incidence
AOI Age of Innocence (David Hamilton book, also a band) ) market its technology known as Vectoral Imaging, and it has also developed a method for reflowing board assemblies using phase convection technology. Over the years, ViTechnology has increased its capability to service and support its international and corporate customer base, due to its subsidiaries and customer support centers in the U.S., South America South America, fourth largest continent (1991 est. pop. 299,150,000), c.6,880,000 sq mi (17,819,000 sq km), the southern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. , Europe, South East Asia and China.
Neptune Technologies is an industrial holding that has specialized in advanced technology for international niche markets. Galileo is an investment firm that manages funds brought together from international institutional investors. Over the last 15 years, Galileo has been investing in companies operating in the areas of computers, telecommunications, electronics and semiconductors.