Bruker Corporation has signed an agreement to purchase 100% of the shares of Alicona Imaging GmbH, a leading provider of optical-based metrology products based in Graz, Austria. The Company said that Alicona’s optical 3D metrology products are a perfect complement to Bruker’s microCT, stylus profiler, white-light interferometry and atomic force microscope (AFM) product suite. The combined portfolio broadens the range of applications with a variety of complementary solutions. Financial details were not disclosed.
Dr Mark Munch, Bruker NANO Group President said of the deal, “We are excited to add Alicona’s unique technologies and strong brand to our set of metrology systems. Alicona has led the industry in the development of focus variation technology and has delivered high-quality metrology products and manufacturing QA/QC solutions to the market that align nicely with our own products and our strengths in industrial metrology.”