EANS-News: PVA TePla AG Strengthens Semiconductor Activities - Acquisition of Munich Metrology GmbH

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Wettenberg (euro adhoc) - (Wettenberg, July 6, 2012) - PVA TePla AG, Wettenberg,
manufacturer of silicon crystallization systems as well as vacuum and
high-temperature systems, strengthens its expertise in the field of analytical
systems for the semiconductor industry by acquiring Munich Metrology GmbH,

PVA TePla AG takes over Munich Metrology GmbH as of July 6, 2012. The company,
which originally emerged from GeMeTec mbH, develops and sells innovative
analysis systems to trace surface impurities on wafers for the semiconductor
industry worldwide. In particular, the VPD (Vapor Phase Decomposition)
technology designed by Munich Metrology can detect metallic impurities with
exceptional sensitivity and reproducibility. Fully automated systems that use
VPD technology in conjunction with mass spectrometric-analytical procedures
(ICP-MS) satisfy the strictest requirements with respect to determining the
contamination level of wafers and microelectronic components, even of future

With the acquisition of Munich Metrology GmbH, which had a turnover in the low
single-digit million Euro range for fiscal 2011, PVA TePla AG is systematically
building on its technological expertise in wafer analysis (metrology) and
strengthening existing metrology activities in the Semiconductor Systems
division. In addition to PVA TePla Analytical Systems GmbH's ultrasound
microscopes and monitoring systems for shear stress in wafers of the Plasma
Systems business unit, PVA TePla AG now has a third mainstay in "high-end"
analytics for wafers with diameters of up to 450 mm. "The declared objective of
our strategy for the Semiconductor Systems division is to establish
complementary technologies, thereby providing the semiconductor industry with a
wider range of products and more innovative solutions", explains Dr. Arno
Knebelkamp, CEO of PVA TePla AG. 

Over the past few years, Munich Metrology, with 14 employees and subsidiaries in
Hsinchu, Taiwan and Sacramento, CA, USA, has undergone positive development.
Thanks to the incorporation into PVA TePla AG, it will be in a position to
realize additional contributions to sales revenue and earnings. 

Furthermore, synergies in the development of technology and integration into PVA
TePla AG's global sales and service network mean clear advantages for the
customer and therefore additional impetus for growth. Dr. Walter Böhme, Managing
Director of Munich Metrology GmbH adds, "We are confident that we have found the
ideal partner for Munich Metrology's further development in PVA TePla AG". 

Both companies have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.

Further inquiry note:
Dr. Gert Fisahn
Tel.: +49 641 68690-400
E-Mail: gert.fisahn@pvatepla.com

end of announcement                               euro adhoc 

company:     PVA TePla AG
             Im Westpark 10-12
             D-35435 Wettenberg
phone:       +49(0)641 68690-0
FAX:         +49(0)641 68690-800
mail:     ir@pvatepla.com
WWW:      http://www.pvatepla.com
sector:      Misc. Industrials
ISIN:        DE0007461006
indexes:     CDAX
stockmarkets: free trade: Hannover, Berlin, München, Hamburg, Düsseldorf,
             Stuttgart, regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt 
language:   English

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