Raith Acquires 4PICO Litho
Acqusition will expand nanofabrication portfolio with laser beam lithography
Raith, a maker of precision technology manufacturer of nanofabrication instrumentation, is expanding its product offering by adding direct write laser lithography systems manufactured by 4PICO Litho.
This innovative company, located near Eindhoven in the Netherlands, serves the high-resolution R&D lithography and holography origination markets with its well-known PicoMaster and MicroMaster product range. In the future, its mature products will benefit from synergies with Raith in market access and support. Moreover, key advantages are expected from the connectivity between Electron Beam (EBL) and Laser Beam Lithography (LBL).
Ralf Jede, CEO of Raith Group said: “Customers using both technologies will benefit from direct write lithography at sub-μm resolution and the throughput advantages of optical lithography.”
4PICO Litho started its LBL business in 2014 with a clear focus on engineering and innovation, and has grown steadily and profitably over recent years.
“We are very pleased to merge our long-standing expertise in UV laser technology for micropatterning with Raith ́s leadership in nanofabrication markets. By combining our strengths with Raith ́s competencies in sales, marketing, production, and services, we will make the PicoMaster into the top choice for customers in need of new nanofabrication equipment,” says Jacco Houter, CEO of 4PICO Litho B.V.