Park Systems Corporation Acquires Accurion GmbH
- 09 Jun 2023
- Volume 24
- NANOscientific Magazine, Spring 2023
Park Systems has made a strategic move to expand its business portfolio by acquiring Accurion GmbH. The Germany-based company specializes in developing and manufacturing imaging spectroscopic ellipsometers (ISE) and active vibration isolations (AVI).
Sang-il Park (CEO of Park Systems) and Stephan Ferneding (the CEO of Accurion) open the curtain together marking the merger of Accurion to Park Systems
During the merger and acquisition ceremony that was held in Goettingen, Germany, Dr. Sang-il Park, the CEO of Park Systems, expressed his excitement about the new venture. “Today is a historical moment in this company and in my life because it is a start of a new chapter. We are starting the 3rd venture, which goes beyond the AFM. We are planning to develop new ISE solutions for industrial applications, improve the AVI performance for AFM needs, and to use the power of Park Systems’s brand to globally promote and distribute Accurion products,” he said while cutting the red ribbon at the new Park GmbH’s facility.
The new company name for Accurion was announced: Park Systems GmbH, Accurion Division. The CEO of the new Park Systems GmbH, Stephan Ferneding, expressed his confidence in the partnership. “I’m very convinced that we have chosen a very good partner with many synergies that are not only good for Park’s business, but also for Accurion’s in these turbulent times,” he added.
The merger of Accurion with Park Systems brings a new era for Park’s metrology products that rise above the AFM technology. Dr. Park revealed, “By combining the Imaging Spectroscopy and Ellipsometry module to Park Systems platform, we can easily create new ISE solutions for the semiconductor industry. All of that will expand our business portfolio beyond AFM, which is a significant step to fuel our company’s growth.”
Since its foundation in 1997, Park Systems has established over 14 facilities worldwide and nanoscience centers equipped with a full range of research and industrial AFM tools. Alongside academic and key industrial partners, Park Systems has continuously developed and established new innovative nanometrology standards for the future.
Kristof Paredis, the R&D Manager from imec, the world-leading R&D and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies and a longtime joint development partner of Park Systems, commented on the growth of Park Systems in recent years, stating that it has been helpful for joint development efforts with Park.
The ribbon cutting of Park Systems M&A of Accurion marked the beginning of the next phase of expansion of Park Systems' business to execute its mission of enabling nanoscale advances.
Accurion, with its 30 years of valuable experience in enabling technological and scientific progress for customers worldwide, provides high-end and reliable state-of-the-art technology in two product lines: Imaging Ellipsometry and Active Vibration Isolation. In 2009, Halcyonics GmbH, a specialist for active vibration isolation solutions, and Nanofilm Technology GmbH, an expert for surface analyzing tools, merged into Accurion GmbH.
The strategic move by Park Systems to expand its business portfolio is a significant step towards the company's growth and to fuel further advancements in nanotechnology. This merger and acquisition with Accurion opens up a new world of possibilities for Park Systems beyond AFM technology. It will be exciting to see the developments that arise from this partnership in the near future.