Photon Dynamics acquires Infrared Screening and Inspection Solutions

JULY 3--Photon Dynamics Inc. (San Jose, CA), a supplier of integrated yield management platforms for the display, electronics, and glass markets, has agreed to acquire the Infrared Screening and Inspection Solutions (ISIS) Division of Advanced Research Technologies Inc. (ART; Saint-Laurent, QC, Canada) for US$5.5 million (CA$8.3 million).

JULY 3--Photon Dynamics Inc. (San Jose, CA;www.photondynamics.com), a supplier of integrated yield management platforms for the display, electronics, and glass markets, has agreed to acquire the Infrared Screening and Inspection Solutions (ISIS) Division of Advanced Research Technologies Inc. (ART; Saint-Laurent, QC, Canada; www.art.ca) for US$5.5 million (CA$8.3 million).

ART is a developer of optical and infrared imaging technologies for the detection of anomalies in the medical and electronics industries. The patented ISIS infrared verification system provides an end-of-line screening and off-line inspection and failure analysis tool that helps manufacturers achieve process and yield improvements in the electronics printed wiring assembly (PWA) industry.

Photon Dynamics states that the acquisition will extend its product portfolio and intellectual property with additional product offerings for broad fault coverage of PWAs. It expects to expand its yield management capabilities for original equipment manufacturers and electronic manufacturing services companies in the electronics industry.

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