The strategic co-operation is aiming at a stronger synergy.
On December 28, 2020, AMEC announced its plans to increase its investment in Raintree Scientific Instruments Company (RSIC) by CNY 100 million for strategic purposes. After the completion of the capital increase, Raintree Scientific Instruments’ registered capital will increase to CNY 427 million, and AMEC will hold over 20% of the equity of the company.
Founded in 2005, RSIC has become a leading IC and manufacturing process testing equipment manufacturer providing optical measuring equipment, optical size analysis systems, and defect detection. The company is developing the next generation of OCD measurement equipment and defect detection equipment for IC chip production, to further expand its market scale. As of November 2020, it owned 87 patents, 39 software copyrights, and 8 registered trademarks.
According to AMEC, the company has a high degree of overlap with RSIC's customers and suppliers. Through this cooperation, the company will form a stronger synergy. Investing in RSIC is another step for the company to implement the strategy of high-end chip equipment.