Industry Headlines

MicroSense Acquires SigmaTech

June 14, 2012
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+

LOWELL, MA-MicroSense, LLC, a worldwide high resolution capacitive position sensors, metrology modules and high sensitivity magnetic metrology tools company, announced the acquisition of SigmaTech, Inc. of Tempe, AZ.

SigmaTech has developed award winning, high-sensitivity metrology tools for LED, MEMS and semiconductor manufacturing. With this acquisition, MicroSense adds leading-edge wafer inspection tools to its portfolio of innovative metrology solutions. SigmaTech systems integrate multiple sensing technologies such as optical spectrometry, interferometry and SigmaTech's patented auto-positioning back pressure (APBP) technology. MicroSense will integrate its capacitance sensors into SigmaTech metrology platforms.

"This acquisition makes excellent sense as it marries our leading capacitance sensing technology with SigmaTech's field-proven, highly reliable metrology platform to provide highly stable and repeatable wafer metrology systems for targeted applications," according to James Pelusi, Chairman and CEO of MicroSense. "SigmaTech's customers and prospects will continue to be supported by the existing SigmaTech employees, all of whom will stay with the combined business, and will also benefit from the additional resources, infrastructure and the decades of metrology experience that MicroSense will bring to the business."

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Quality Magazine. 

You must login or register in order to post a comment.




Charles J. Hellier has been active in the technology of nondestructive testing and related quality and inspection fields since 1957. Here he talks with Quality's managing editor, Michelle Bangert, about the importance of training.
More Podcasts

Quality Magazine


2014 October

Check out the October 2014 edition of Quality Magazine for features!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

The Skills Gap

What is the key to solving the so-called skills gap in the quality industry?
View Results Poll Archive

Clear Seas Research

qcast_ClearSeas_logo.gifWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


facebook_40.png twitter_40px.png  youtube_40px.pnglinkedin_40px.png