CHASKA (Minneapolis), Minn., August 12, 2008 – Entegris, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENTG) today announced that it received regulatory approval and subsequently completed its acquisition of Poco Graphite, a privately held company based in Decatur, Texas.
“The addition of POCO augments our base of business in the semiconductor industry, while providing growth opportunities in an array of other high-performance markets,” said Gideon Argov, president and chief executive officer of Entegris. “POCO builds on our materials science capabilities and adds another consumable product line to our mix.”
Entegris is a leading provider of a wide range of products for purifying, protecting and transporting critical materials used in processing and manufacturing in the semiconductor and other high-tech industries. Entegris is ISO 9001 certified and has manufacturing, customer service and/or research facilities in the United States, China, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. Additional information can be found at www.entegris.com.
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