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Novellus acquires Peter Wolters AG.

Marking an expansion of its non-IC related business, Novellus Systems Novellus Systems develops, manufactures, sells, and services semiconductor equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. It is a leading supplier of chemical vapor deposition (CVD), physical vapor deposition (PVD), electrochemical deposition (ECD), chemical mechanical  Inc., San Jose San Jose, city, United States
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, CA, has agreed to acquire Peter Wolters AG, a privately-held manufacturer of high-precision machine manufacturing tools head-quartered in Rendsburg, Germany. The transaction adds a series of industry-leading machine tools to Novellus including a chemical mechanical planarization (CMP CMP (cytidine monophosphate): see cytosine.

(1) (CMP Media LLC, Manhasset, NY, Part of United Business Media, CMP is a leading integrated media company that offers a wide variety of publications and services in the information
) product line that will augment its existing CMP technology CMP Technology (formerly CMP Media) is a business-to-business multimedia company that provides information and integrated marketing services to technology professionals worldwide.  for semiconductor manufacturing. Novellus only recently established its position in the machinin equipment and CMP areas when it acquired the assets of SpeedFam IPEC IPEC International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour
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 in December 2002.

Peter Wolters is a supplier of lapping, grinding, polishing, and deburring products for fine surface optimization of metal, glass, ceramics, plastics, and, more recently, nanorange semiconductor materials. The company's lapping and grinding core technology will be merged with the Novellus SpeedFam industrial business and the combined product lines will be marketed under the Peter Wolters name. R&D will be devoted to high-end planarization and deburring solutions. Peter Wolters, Booth 7520,
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Date:Aug 1, 2004
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