Industry News: Rigaku Announces Acquisition of XwinSys Technology Development

New industrial solutions from the partnership include in-line X-ray semiconductor metrology with microfocus mirror optics

18 Jul 2019

X-ray analytical instrument manufacturer Rigaku Corporation and DYG Holdings LTD have announced the closing of the acquisition process by Rigaku, a privately held scientific instrumentation company headquartered in Tokyo, as of July 1st 2019, to acquire XwinSys Technology Development Ltd, headquartered in Migdal Haemek, Israel.

XwinSys is dedicated to designing, manufacturing and marketing innovative metrology solutions based on enhanced X-ray technology, combined with automated optical 3D and 2D technologies, for the semiconductor and related industries. New industrial solutions will be developed using both Rigaku technologies, including in-line X-ray semiconductor metrology with microfocus mirror optics, and XwinSys technologies. 

“The acquisition of XwinSys Technology Development Ltd., with its unique hybrid technology, represents a significant step in the expansion of our semiconductor division,” said Hikaru Shimura, Rigaku President and CEO. “By combining the existing product lines for the semiconductor industry and other state of the art technologies from Rigaku together with XwinSys Technology products and technologies, we will be able to rapidly increase our ability to act both in the semiconductor front end and back end markets.”

“XwinSys and Rigaku intend to jointly develop new in-line X-ray metrology equipment for semiconductor front end and back end processes, MEMS, electronics devices and packaging, and other applications using unique technologies from both companies,” said Dr. Kiyoshi Ogata, Executive Vice President & General Manager, X-ray Instrument Division and Semiconductor Metrology Division - Rigaku Corporation. “By implementing new technologies developed by Rigaku for the XwinSys system, we will be able to present to the market a new system by the end of December 2019.” 

“The acquisition of XwinSys by Rigaku is an ideal situation where both companies have unique, complementary technologies to enable the creation of new machines supporting multiple applications in the semiconductors market,” said Doron Reinis, founder and CEO of XwinSys Technology Development Ltd. “We intend to take full advantage of the great cooperation we get from Rigaku to support the enhancement of the semiconductor business of Rigaku Corporation.” 

Products from XwinSys, along with newly developed products, will be sold and supported worldwide by Rigaku Corporation’s sales, service and application support organizations. XwinSys will support semiconductor customers of Rigaku products in Israel. The first joint products will be micro X-ray fluorescence (XRF) systems, which will be released by the end of December 2019.

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