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KLA-Tencor Corporation and Orbotech Ltd. announced that following a series of cooperative discussions, the State Administration for Market Regulation of the People’s Republic of China (SAMR) provided antitrust clearance for the proposed merger involving KLA and Orbotech Ltd., as provided in the SAMR’s clearance decision dated February 13, 2019. KLA and Orbotech expect to close the merger on February 20, 2019.
KLA develops industry-leading equipment and services that enable innovation throughout the electronics industry. We provide advanced process control and process-enabling solutions for manufacturing wafers and reticles, integrated circuits, packaging, printed circuit boards and flat panel displays. In close collaboration with leading customers across the globe, our expert teams of physicists, engineers, data scientists and problem-solvers design solutions that move the world forward.
Orbotech Ltd. is a leading global supplier of yield-enhancing and process-enabling solutions for the manufacture of electronics products. Orbotech Ltd. provides cutting-edge solutions for use in the manufacture of printed circuit boards (PCBs), flat panel displays (FPDs), and semiconductor devices (SDs), designed to enable the production of innovative, next-generation electronic products and improve the cost effectiveness of existing and future electronics production processes.