Saturday, February 27, 2010

DCG Systems Acquires Nanoprobing Solutions Leader Zyvex Instruments LLC

DCG Systems acquired Zyvex Instruments LLC, the leading provider of nanoprobing characterization solutions for the semiconductor industry and advanced research markets  on February 11th.  Based in Richardson, Texas, the Instruments unit will now operate as the Zyvex Instruments Division of DCG Systems, Inc.

Zyvex Instruments’ flagship product, the nProber, is a state-of–the-art nanoprobing characterization solution for the semiconductor industry and is already proven on 22nm devices. The Zyvex NanoWorks® product line includes nanomanipulators and sample stages designed for operation in Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEM) and Focused Ion Beam (FIB) systems. These systems provide the ability to electrically characterize devices with feature sizes of well under 100nm while simultaneously imaging or milling.

“The solutions offered by Zyvex Instruments are a perfect complement to DCG Systems’ product portfolio and will greatly benefit our customers,” said Dr. Israel Niv, President and CEO of DCG Systems, Inc. “Zyvex Instruments nanoprobing technology is the solution of choice in multiple major semiconductor companies. Our ability to offer such innovative solutions is part of DCG’s ongoing commitment to provide our customers with a complete range of Design Debug, Circuit Edit, Device Characterization & Yield Improvement solutions designed to meet the ongoing challenges of advanced semiconductor manufacturing down to 22nm and beyond. The Zyvex acquisition adds to DCG a group of technically competent, innovative, and hardworking employees that will greatly enhance DCG’s abilities and leadership.”

“Becoming part of the DCG Systems team increases our ability to solve semiconductor customers’ problems. The increased size of the combined support and sales organizations allows us to serve our customers better, and the broader product offering of the combined companies will enable new categories of solutions.” said Randy Schussler, General Manager of Zyvex Instruments.

Schussler will continue in his role as General Manager of the Zyvex Instruments Division. Mr. Schussler has over 20 years of experience leading the growth of high technology companies.

DCG Systems, Inc., a privately held company headquartered in Fremont, California, is the leading provider of semiconductor debug and characterization solutions for the global semiconductor industry. With a commitment to applying innovative technology to improve time to yield and time to market, DCG Systems delivers competitive cost and performance advantages to integrated device manufacturers (IDMs), wafer foundries and fabless chip companies worldwide. DCG Systems is comprised of the former Schlumberger/NPTest Probe Systems division, Optonics Inc., Hypervision Inc. and Zyvex Instruments LLC, with an installed base of over 850 systems worldwide. For more information please visit

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