Brooks Instrument acquires Celerity's Instrumentation division

June 25, 2009

HATFIELD, Pa. -- Brooks Instrument, a provider of flow measurement and control devices and level gauges, has acquired certain assets of Celerity’s Instrumentation division, a maker of precision instruments and advanced gas and liquid delivery solutions for the global semiconductor, solar and electronics industries. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Celerity designs and manufactures precision instruments and advanced gas and liquid delivery solutions, including thermal mass flow devices, for the semiconductor industry where it has established a global share leadership position. 

“This is an extremely exciting time for Brooks,” stated Jim Dale, CEO of Brooks Instrument. “With this acquisition, we strengthen our share in the thermal mass flow instrumentation market and establish an entry point with attractive product technology in vacuum and pressure measurement markets. Celerity’s strong semiconductor market position together with Brooks’ strong industrial market position will create the number one thermal mass flow supplier in the world.”
The acquisition includes Celerity’s GF Series thermal mass flow controller, designed to precisely measure, monitor and control ultra-high-purity process gas chemistry in semiconductor device and solar cell manufacturing processes, as well as other specialty products serving the vacuum and pressure measurement markets.
Assets acquired by Brooks Instrument include Celerity’s Allen, Texas operations and its Irvine, Calif., technology center, as well as other sales and service locations throughout the world.