Appendix C
Examples of Japanese Acqusitions and Investments in U.S. Semiconductor Equipment and Materials Companies

Japanese Investor

U.S. Company

Year

Product/Technology

Equity (% or $millions)

1. Advantest

Sym-Tek Systems

1988

test equipment

 

2. Canon

AG Associates

 

semiconductor eqpt.

$3m

3. Canon

Cymer Laser Technologies

1990

eximer lasers

 

4. Canon

Lepton

1990

masking

49%

5. Dainippon Screen

MRS

 

semiconductor eqpt.

 

6. Fuji Electric

PPC Industries

 

electron beam

 

7. Fujikin

Carten/Marten

1989

valves

 

8. Ebara Corp.

Varian Associates

1991

cryopump div.

$7.5m/Division

9. Hamamatsu

Inspex

 

semiconductor eqpt.

100%

10. Hoya

Micromask Inc.

1989

photoplates

$25.3/100%

11. Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries

Siscan Systems

1990

contamination eqpt.

100%

12. Iwasaki Electric

Energy Sciences

1988

electron beam

100%

13. Kobe Steel

GCA Laser Inspection

 

laser inspection

100%/Division

14. Kokusai Elec.

BTU International

1992

diffusion furnace

$24/Division

15. Komatsu

Union Carbide

1990

polysilicon

Division

16. Kyocera

AVX

1990

ceramic capacitors

$575

17. Marubeni Hytech

Mattson Technology Inc.

1991

wafer fabrication

 

18. Mitsubishi Corp.

Cymer Laser Technologies

1991

eximer lasers

$2

19. Mitsubishi Metals

Siltec

 

silicon wafers

100%

20. Mitsui & Co.

Ergenics

1989

vacuum getters

 



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U.S.-Japan Strategic Alliances in the Semiconductor Industry: Technology Transfer, Competition, and Public Policy Appendix C Examples of Japanese Acqusitions and Investments in U.S. Semiconductor Equipment and Materials Companies Japanese Investor U.S. Company Year Product/Technology Equity (% or $millions) 1. Advantest Sym-Tek Systems 1988 test equipment   2. Canon AG Associates   semiconductor eqpt. $3m 3. Canon Cymer Laser Technologies 1990 eximer lasers   4. Canon Lepton 1990 masking 49% 5. Dainippon Screen MRS   semiconductor eqpt.   6. Fuji Electric PPC Industries   electron beam   7. Fujikin Carten/Marten 1989 valves   8. Ebara Corp. Varian Associates 1991 cryopump div. $7.5m/Division 9. Hamamatsu Inspex   semiconductor eqpt. 100% 10. Hoya Micromask Inc. 1989 photoplates $25.3/100% 11. Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Siscan Systems 1990 contamination eqpt. 100% 12. Iwasaki Electric Energy Sciences 1988 electron beam 100% 13. Kobe Steel GCA Laser Inspection   laser inspection 100%/Division 14. Kokusai Elec. BTU International 1992 diffusion furnace $24/Division 15. Komatsu Union Carbide 1990 polysilicon Division 16. Kyocera AVX 1990 ceramic capacitors $575 17. Marubeni Hytech Mattson Technology Inc. 1991 wafer fabrication   18. Mitsubishi Corp. Cymer Laser Technologies 1991 eximer lasers $2 19. Mitsubishi Metals Siltec   silicon wafers 100% 20. Mitsui & Co. Ergenics 1989 vacuum getters  

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U.S.-Japan Strategic Alliances in the Semiconductor Industry: Technology Transfer, Competition, and Public Policy Japanese Investor U.S. Company Year Product/Technology Equity(% or $millions) 21. Nikon Cymer Laser Technologies   eximer lasers   22. Nippon Gaishi Cabot (Beryllium)   materials Division 23. Nippon Kokan General Electric   silicon factory Division 24. Nippon Mining Gould 1988 copper foil $1,100 25. Nippon Sanso Matheson Gas Products 1989 semiconductor gas 100% 26. Nippon Sanso Semi-Gas Systems 1990 gas handling $23 27. Nippon Sanso Tri Gas Inc. 1992 semiconductor gases $88/100% 28. Nippon Steel Holon       29. Nitto Boseki Midland Bioproducts   semiconductor eqpt.   30. Osaka Titanium Cincinnati Milacron 1989 materials Division 31. Osaka Titanium U.S. Semiconductor   wafers 100% 32. Seki & Co. Novellus Systems 1988 front-end $1.9 33. Shin-Etsu Chem. MicroSi   silicon 100% 34. Sony Corp. Materials Research Corp.   wafer process 100% 35. Sumitomo Corp. LTX Corp.   semiconductor eqpt. 30% 36. Sumitomo Corp. Prometrix 1991 measuring eqpt. $1m 37. Sumitomo Heavy Industries Radiation Dynamics   e-beam.   38. Sumitomo Metals APT   semiconductor eqpt. 5% 39. Sumitomo Metals Lam Research   etching, front-end $5/4.5% 40. Sumitomo Metals LTX Corp. 1990 testing equipment $24m 41. Toray+Shimadzu Therma Wave   semiconductor eqpt. 65% (Toray) 22% (Shimadzu) 42. Toshiba Ceramic Quartz Industrial   materials 80% 43. Tosoh Varian Associates 1989 materials $33m/Division 44. Tosoh Weiss Scientific Glass Blowing 1990 glass for IC fab   45. ULVAC Japan BTU-ULVAC 1991 wafer processing     SOURCE: Compiled by OJA Staff from data provided by the Economic Strategy Institute and the American Electronics Association Japan Office.