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Advanced Energy Industries Expands Interest in Litmas Corp.
FORT COLLINS, CO (August 9, 1999)
-- Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq NM: AEIS) announced today that it has obtained a majority interest in Litmas Corp., a manufacturer of plasma abatement systems and high-density plasma sources for the semiconductor equipment industry. Litmas was founded in 1997 by Rusty Jewett, Ph.D., and Curtis Camus, and is located in Matthews, North Carolina. Litmas’ first product, “Litmas Blue,” is used to reduce PFC and HFC emissions from tools used in the etch process, a critical step in the manufacture of semiconductors.