As of October 31st, 2023, the Camtek acquisition of FormFactor’s FRT Metrology business is complete.
Headquartered in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany, FRT holds a prominent position as a supplier of high-precision metrology solutions tailored for the Advanced Packaging and Silicon Carbide sectors. On the other hand, Camtek has established itself as a market leader in semiconductor industry inspection and 3D metrology. The recent acquisition is set to capitalize on the advanced technologies of Camtek and FRT in the realm of Advanced Packaging and Silicon Carbide, which entail novel inspection and metrology processes within semiconductor manufacturing. By integrating FRT’s distinctive hybrid multi-sensor SurfaceSens™ technology, Camtek aims to provide customers with a more extensive and holistic range of solutions for inspection and metrology.
Mike Slessor, FormFactor CEO, had this to say about the acquisition:
I’m extremely proud of the FRT team’s innovation and growth since FormFactor’s acquisition of this business in 2019 and would like to thank the team for the strong results they have delivered as part of the FormFactor family. I’m also excited for the opportunity this team has to leverage Camtek’s established scale and expertise in inspection and metrology to deliver the next stage of growth from this business. FormFactor remains committed to developing and providing industry-leading test and measurement solutions for advanced packaging, helping enable the next phase of semiconductor innovation in applications like generative AI and co- packaged optics. We expect this transaction to maximize present and future FormFactor shareholder value by realizing a robust return on our investment while allowing us to focus our resources on strategic initiatives and industry-leading businesses where we have market leadership and significant scale.
Customers looking for information on FRT metrology products can visit https://www.camtek.com/solutions/frt-metrology/.