Advantest to Acquire CREA
Company to acquire Italy-based supplier of power semiconductor test equipment
Semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest has entered into an agreement to acquire Italy-based CREA (Collaudi Elettronici Automatizzati), a supplier of power semiconductor test equipment.
CREA has many years of extensive experience in the development and production of test equipment for power semiconductors, including the latest SiC / GaN semiconductors. This acquisition will enable Advantest to provide broader test and measurement solutions to a wider range of customers in high-growth sectors.
Advantest president and CEO Yoshiaki Yoshida commented: "The acquisition of CREA will expand our test and measurement solutions within the evolving semiconductor value chain to meet a wider range of customer needs. By integrating CREA's product lineup, development capabilities, excellent customer base, and world-class R&D team into the Advantest Group, we can enrich our portfolio of power semiconductor test solutions. I am also confident that as the power device market is expected to grow in the future, this acquisition will contribute directly to our and our customers’ efforts to help achieve Net Zero.”
CREA, headquartered in Ciriè close to Torino, Italy, will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Advantest Europe GmbH, the Company's European subsidiary. The closing of the transaction is tied to regulatory approvals.