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Basler AG sells Solar Wafer Inspection Business to Semilab Zrt.
Basler AG Posted 07/07/2010
Ahrensburg / Budapest – Basler AG, one of the leading companies in the vision technology sector worldwide, is pleased to announce, that it has sold the intellectual property and all assets associated with the solar wafer inspection business of Basler AG as of May 12th, 2010 to Semilab Zrt of Hungary, a leading supplier for photovoltaic metrology and inspection.
“This transaction is congruent with Basler’s previously communicated desire to follow a strategic path focusing on larger growth markets and increasing focus on the components business,” said Dr. Dietmar Ley, CEO of Basler AG. During the last two years, the solar wafer inspection business has represented an insignificant fraction of the group revenue, while still requiring a disproportionate amount of attention.
“This acquisition of world class optical inspection technology will allow us to broaden our metrology product range and add a key technology to our well-established portfolio of characterization capabilities. With this new technology, we can provide our customers with a comprehensive range of in-line OEM modules as well as with more integrated and advanced metrology components for material and process control,” said Dr. Tibor Pavelka, President and CEO of Semilab Zrt.
Semilab personnel have been fully trained and have already assumed responsibility for sales, service, and manufacturing of these products to ensure smooth integration into Semilab’s product portfolio and seamless customer support.
Basler Vision Technologies is a worldwide leader in the development of vision technology, the technology on which machine vision is based. The company designs, produces, and distributes digital cameras for applications in industry, medicine, traffic control, and video surveillance. It also designs, produces, and distributes surface inspection systems for the LCD and solar industries.
Semilab Zrt. designs, produces, and sells metrology equipment for the characterization of semiconductor and photovoltaic materials and processes and is a leading supplier for photovoltaic metrology and inspection. Semilab supplies in-line and off-line equipment for monitoring the production of semiconductor devices and solar cells as well as for advanced R&D. Semilab’s product portfolio covers a wide variety of mostly non-contact and non-destructive measurement techniques on different platforms, ranging from hand-held devices through advanced table-top and high-resolution mapping systems up to fully automated stand-alone or in-line systems for production control.
For further information
Basler AG, Dr. Dietmar Ley (CEO), An der Strusbek 60 – 62, 22926 Ahrensburg, Germany, Phone: +49 (0)4102-463100, www.baslerweb.com, ISIN DE 0005102008
Semilab Zrt., Dr. Tibor Pavelka (President and CEO), Prielle Kornélia u. 2, H-1117 Budapest, Hungary, Phone: +36 1 382 4530, www.semilab.com