MKS Instruments Acquires Yield Dynamics

MKS Instruments Inc., a provider of monitoring and control technologies for semiconductor and other advanced manufacturing processes, has acquired Yield Dynamics, a provider of yield management technology based in Sunnyvale, Calif.

"We see long-term opportunities for our yield management solution in flat panel display, solar cell and other markets that use thin film manufacturing processes," comments Leo Berlinghieri, MKS' president and CEO.

Yield Dynamics' data and yield management software, coupled with MKS' portfolio of sensors and real-time fault detection and classification software, provides a comprehensive offering for generating, collecting and analyzing process sensor data and correlating the data to wafers, chambers and tools.


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