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Carl Zeiss SMT Inc. integrates national headquarters for sales, applications and service operations with recently acquired ALIS Corporation, forming powerful customer interface center in Boston area
Carl Zeiss SMT Inc., a leading global provider of electron- and ion-beam imaging and analysis equipment and services, today announced that it has successfully moved its North American headquarters from Thornwood, N.Y. to a new facility in Peabody, Mass., located close to the city of Boston. The move goes along with the operational integration of ALIS Corporation, Peabody, Mass., a technology start-up developing Helium ion microscopy, which was acquired by Carl Zeiss SMT in 2006. The newly formed North American headquarters cover the full range of operations. This includes research and product development, manufacturing and application development as well as sales, system demonstration and service of Carl Zeiss SMT´s market leading product portfolio of nanoscale imaging, structuring and analysis solutions. The new 53,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility of Carl Zeiss SMT Inc. houses a 14,000 square foot development and manufacturing plant, plus a new state-of-the-art application development and system demonstration laboratory. Here, up to six of the latest generation systems — including EVO® and ULTRA type scanning electron microscopes, NVision 3D CrossBeam® workstations, LIBRA® energy-filter transmission electron microscopes and the revolutionary ORION™ Helium ion microscope — can be operated and evaluated by customers in context of their various applications in nanotechnology. Customers are welcome to bring their samples to this facility and experience the superior performance of the ZEISS electron- and ion-optical systems.
"We are very proud of the successful move and integration of our U.S. manufacturing, development, sales, applications, and customer support operations into our new, expanded facilities in Peabody, Massachusetts," said Frank P. Averdung, president of Carl Zeiss SMT Inc. "Now, we are better positioned than ever to provide a world class experience in nanoscale imaging, structuring and analysis for all our customers from first contact through joint research and development programs, applications development, equipment sales, and mutually beneficial support relationships." Averdung, who joined Carl Zeiss SMT in 2005 from the semiconductor device and manufacturing equipment industry, commented further: "The Boston area offers highly qualified personnel and support resources, including a quality supply chain for high-tech manufacturing and R&D, coupled with a very active scientific and industrial infrastructure for nanotechnology applications in life sciences, advanced materials and semiconductor processing and metrology. We intend to continue ramping our capabilities in Peabody, quickly, as part of our global growth plans and our commitment to total customer satisfaction. Together with the experienced management team of our newly integrated ALIS technology division, we will focus, in particular, on the successful market introduction and the first system shipments of our ORION™ Helium ion microscope during 2007."
About Carl Zeiss SMT Inc.
Carl Zeiss SMT utilizes its globally leading know-how in light, electron and ion-optical technologies to offer its customers in the manufacturing industry and R&D a broad portfolio of products, services and application solutions. The market-leading systems and solutions from Carl Zeiss SMT are used in mutually strengthening fields of application in nanotechnology such as semiconductor technology, materials research and the life sciences. The global customer community is constantly growing.
As the innovation leader for lithography optics, as well as optical and particle-beam based inspection, analysis and measuring systems, Carl Zeiss SMT opens up new avenues for its customers in industrial manufacturing environments, quality assurance and industrial and university R&D. Together with its subsidiaries in Germany, England, France and the USA, the international group of companies has approximately 2,400 employees.
In fiscal year 2005/06, Carl Zeiss SMT AG generated revenues of over EUR 860 million. Carl Zeiss SMT AG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Carl Zeiss AG.
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Press contact at Carl Zeiss SMT Inc., USA
Beth Bressan, 978-826-7903 / Cell: 914-374-3870
Director of Business Affairs and Marketing
Press contact at Carl Zeiss SMT AG, Germany
Markus Wiederspahn, +49 73 64 20 21 94
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