||Hong Kong — ASM Pacific Technology Limited (ASMPT) has entered into an agreement with Dover Printing & Identification, Inc. and Dover Corporation to acquire printer specialist DEK. With more than $167-million (US) sales in 2012 and over 700 employees worldwide, DEK is one of the world's leading suppliers of screen printing equipment for the SMT, semiconductor, solar cell and fuel cell metallization industries.
ASMPT will integrate DEK into its SMT business segment which ASMPT established in 2011 when it acquired the SIPLACE SMT placement machine business from Siemens. Together, SIPLACE and DEK will be able to develop and offer electronics producers solutions that deliver significant quality and efficiency benefits by aligning the printing and placement processes.
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