Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Intel to Sell 10% Stake in IMS Nanofabrication to TSMC for $4.3 Billion

Intel will sell a 10% stake in IMS Nanofabrication to TSMC, valuing IMS at $4.3 billion, maintaining Intel's majority ownership. IMS leads in multi-beam mask writing tools for advanced extreme ultraviolet lithography, crucial for AI and mobile applications. This investment enhances IMS' independence and fosters innovation, including high-numerical-aperture EUV technology. The deal is set to close in Q4 2023. IMS is vital for semiconductor industry growth, with the market projected to reach $1 trillion by 2030. Intel acquired IMS in 2015 and sold a 20% stake to Bain Capital earlier in 2023, while TSMC's partnership with IMS dates back to 2012.

About IMS Nanofabrication

IMS Nanofabrication Global, LLC, a majority-owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation, is the global technology leader for multi-beam mask writers. Its customers are the largest chip manufacturers in the world, who rely on its technology to produce current and future chip generations. IMS’ innovative multi-beam writers play a key role in chip manufacturing and provide significant added value to the semiconductor industry. They are continually customized and refined by an interdisciplinary team, in line with the latest market demands. Over the last 10 years, IMS has perfected its electron-based multi-beam technology. The first-generation multi-beam mask writer, MBMW-101, is successfully operating all over the world. The second-generation multi-beam mask writer, MBMW-201, entered the mask writer market in the first quarter of 2019 for the 5nm technology node. And this year, IMS is launching MBMW-301, a fourth-generation multi-beam mask writer that delivers unprecedented performance. Learn more at

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