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Active Impulse Systems


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About Active Impulse Systems

Active Impulse Systems was a maker of semiconductor test equipment. The company was acquired by Philips in 1998.

Headquarters Location

United States

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Latest Active Impulse Systems News

DATE Solid State Technology;Dec98, Vol. Home » Philips acquires Active Impulse Systems TITLE Philips acquires Active Impulse Systems PUB.

Jan 30, 2014

41 Issue 12, p28 SOURCE TYPE Article ABSTRACT Reports on the acquisition of Active Impulse Systems by Philips Analytical, a division of Philips Electronics of the Netherlands. Purpose of the move; Information on a high-speed system developed by Active Impulse for measuring thickness, density, and concentricity of metal films; Details on the instrument installed at a copper bay at SEMATECH in Austin, Texas. ACCESSION # ITRS wants to see a small world. // Solid State Technology;May2002, Vol. 45 Issue 5, p44  States that one of the requirements by the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors include ultra-thin gate oxides (UTGO). Technique of Philips Analytical engineers to use laser ellipsometry with reflectometry to measure UTGO; Sizes of silicon germanium heterojunction bipolar transistor. EUROFOCUS. // Solid State Technology;Jan2003, Vol. 46 Issue 1, p18  Reports developments related to several business transactions of semiconductor companies in Europe as of January 2003. Completion of the construction of JSR Micro NV of JSR Corp.; Acquisition of Philips Analytical company by Spectris PLC; Creation of silicon research foundry by IMEC company. Chip companies get the urge for mergers. Santoni, Andy // InfoWorld;08/04/97, Vol. 19 Issue 31, p10  Highlights the merger trend among semiconductor companies in Silicon Valley, California. Intel's acquisition of notebook-graphics-chip vendor Chips and Technologies; Merger of the product portfolios of National Semiconductor and Cyrix; Zilog's merger with Texas Pacific Group at a cost of about... USA. // Solid State Technology;Aug98, Vol. 41 Issue 8, p22  Presents news briefs on the semiconductor industry in the United States. Acquisition of Digital Equipment Corporation's semiconductor business by Intel Corp.; Acquisition of VARS by KLA-Tencor; Merger of Veeco Instruments with Digital Instruments. GS completes Data Switch buy. // Electronic News (10616624);11/20/95, Vol. 41 Issue 2092, p66  Informs that Data General completed is acquisition of Data Switch after approval of the transaction by Data Switch shareholders. When the companies signed a definitive merger agreement; Other information about the transaction. Olin swallows the rest of OCG Micro. // Electronic News;8/28/95, Vol. 41 Issue 2080, p2  Reports that Olin Electronic Materials has completed its planned acquisition of Ciba-Geigy's 50 percent share of OCG Microelectronic Materials. Comments on Olin's role as a total solutions supplier of leading-edge chemicals, materials and services to the global semiconductor industry. Quantum leap made in recording speed. // Environmental Engineering;Jun2001, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p13  Focuses on a fast X-ray detector, the X-Celerator from Philips Analytical that offers a 100-fold increase in recording speed for powder diffractometry with no compromise in resolution. Basis of the detector; Expectations from the product. Philips Analytical opens new facility. Wallace, John // Laser Focus World;Feb2002, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p51  Focuses on the production facility opened by Philips Analytical in Waterloo, Ontario in February 2002. Description; Products to be manufactured at the facility. Off the shelf. Levine, Bernard; Guinther, Fred // Electronic News;1/8/96, Vol. 42 Issue 2098, p46  Offers news briefs on the semiconductor and electronics industry. All American Semiconductor, Inc.'s acquisition of Added Value Electronic Distribution, Inc. and A.V.E.D.-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (known as the `Added Value Companies'); Wyle Electronics' purchase of The Ginsbury Group; Naming of... Share

Active Impulse Systems Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • What is Active Impulse Systems's latest funding round?

    Active Impulse Systems's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did Active Impulse Systems raise?

    Active Impulse Systems raised a total of $1M.

  • Who are the investors of Active Impulse Systems?

    Investors of Active Impulse Systems include Philips and Velocity Equity Partners.

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