Burgess Hill, 18th July 2022: Atlas Copco Group has completed its acquisition of the assets of Ceres Technologies, Inc., a US-based manufacturer and designer of gas and vapour delivery equipment for the semiconductor industry. Ceres will now become part of the Group’s Semiconductor division, operating under the Edwards brand. The acquisition includes assets of two affiliates, North Park Metalworkers, Inc. and Peak Precision Technologies, Inc.
Ceres Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2011 and is located in the Hudson Valley, New York area. As well as providing gas and vapour delivery equipment Ceres also provides contract manufacturing of process tools for OEMs and research organizations, and engineering services for semiconductor and industrial customers.
North Park Metalworkers, Inc. produces welded enclosures, frames and machined parts, and is also located in the Hudson Valley, New York area.
Peak Precision Technologies, Inc. supplies precision welded and brazed fabrications, and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Kate Wilson, President of Edwards Semiconductor, said: “I’m delighted to welcome the Ceres team into Edwards’ semiconductor business. The acquisition brings about lots of benefits for both organisations and, importantly, for our customers. The combination of Ceres’ engineering capability and Edwards’ global reach and expertise will allow us to respond more rapidly to the ever-changing needs of our customers in the rapidly evolving semiconductor industry.”
Ceres CEO Kevin Brady, added: "Ceres is excited to add value to the Edwards portfolio of critical subsystems and services in the semiconductor industry ecosystem. This acquisition brings additional North American manufacturing, engineering expertise, and product solutions, complimenting the international footprint of Edwards Semiconductor.”