Semiconductor equipment maker MKS negotiating acquisition of specialty chemicals group Atotech Ltd: Sources

According to sources familiar with the matter at hand, MKS Instruments Inc, a semiconductor equipment maker, has approached Atotech Ltd, a specialty chemicals group, with an acquisition offer. The potential deal will see MKS expand it’s offerings in chip manufacturing through the addition of Atotech’s plating chemicals. The offer comes a few months after Atotech…

Sony’s sensor business – the engine for its growth

With Sony’s sensor business contributing the bulk of its 2017-2018 earnings, the company plans on ramping up their deployment in factory automation, image sensors and self-driving cars, key technologies for tomorrow. Riding on the surging sales of its image sensors, Sony Corp is poised to report its highest-ever earning this year. The firm also plans…