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as technology partner in the semiconductor market with tailor-made systems for high purity gases and chemicals. Aalberts Industries has been active in this market for many years by supplying subassemblies, vibration control systems and surface treatment of components for the semiconductor industry.


- With Lamers Aalberts Industries has the opportunity to expand its market position in the fast growing LED production and photovoltaic systems for the solar energy market, selling other products, systems and processes through the sales channels.


- By using Lamers’ technology other markets can be explored, such as micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS), chemical and pharmaceutical delivery systems, markets in which Industrial Services is not yet active.


- Lamers’ technology and experience of designing, engineering, manufacturing, assembling, testing and qualification of systems for control and distribution of high purity gases and fluids can also be used for other markets in which Industrial Services is already active, such as the medical and precision engineering industry.


- The technology and portfolio of high purity tube systems, valves, fittings, sensors and flow measuring instruments, used in the systems of Lamers, can be developed further using the product development know-how and sales channels of Aalberts Industries.


- By using the international network of Industrial Services, Lamers will have the opportunity to globally serve its customers, that more often need a local tailor-made service.


- Within Flow Control the Lamers systems can be sold together with the clean gas activities in laboratories, universities and research centres. Aalberts Industries has a worldwide presence in these markets.


- Besides this Lamers can use the manufacturing machining capacity within Industrial Services to develop and deliver their systems faster and more efficient.


The acquisition will be financed from credit facilities and will be realised after fulfilment of all formalities


and approvals, which is expected before the end of June 2011. Lamers’ results will immediately contribute to the profit per share.


Berlin to host compound semiconductor conference


Organised by the Fraunhofer Institute and the VDE Association for Electrical Technologies, Electronic & Information Technologies, the conference will address the future of compound semiconductors in micro electronics and optoelectronics.


On May 23, 2011, Andre Geim, the 2010 winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics, opened the 2011 Compound Semiconductor Week with a plenary lecture on graphene.


Here, some 450 scientists and industry representatives will discuss current research findings in the field of compound semiconductors. An example of one of the key topics of the event is how to improve energy efficiency while increasing data rates in communications systems – often referred to as “Green IT”.


The conference took place in Berlin from May 22 to 26. The conference is organised by the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI, the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF, and the VDE Association for Electrical Technologies, Electronic & Information Technologies.


“CSW is the most important international conference for the entire spectrum of compound semiconductors. Here, participants will get an overview of what will become possible in micro electronics and optoelectronics,” Oliver Ambacher, ISCS 2011 Conference Chair and head of the Fraunhofer IAF, said.


While silicon is still the most important semiconductor material, today no mobile phone, PC or car would work without additional components used in compound semiconductor technology. Compound semiconductor, in contrast to the elemental semiconductor – like silicon -, consists of at least two different types of atoms.


Compound semiconductors are used for light generation with LEDs, photonics and


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