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|Industry||Semiconductor Equipment & Materials|
|Revenue||$ 631.56M(Sep 30, 2018)|
Number of employees
|1471 (Dec 31, 2013)|
Brooks Automation was founded in 1978 and is based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. The company is a provider of automation, vacuum and instrumentation equipment for multiple markets, including semiconductor manufacturing, technology device manufacturing, and life sciences.
Brooks Automation was set up in 1978 and incorporated in 1994.
In 2002, Brooks Automation, Inc. completed the acquisition of Intelligent Automation Systems, Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts, a custom automation company with technology and products for the semiconductor, photonics and life sciences industries.
Brooks Automation acquired the Celigo automated Cell Cytometer product line from Cyntellect, Inc in 2011. The same year, Brooks acquired Nexus Biosystems, which produced compound and sample management systems. The following year the company acquired intangible assets from Intevac, Inc. and acquired Crossing Automation Inc.
In October 2012, Brooks Automation entered into an agreement to acquire Crossing Automation Inc.
In April 2014, Brooks Automation entered into an agreement to sell its Granville-Phillips division to MKS Instruments.
Brooks closed the sale of Granville-Phillips to MKS Instruments on May 30, 2014.
In 2017 Brooks acquired 4titude, a maker of scientific tools and consumables, while in 2018, Brooks acquired GENEWIZ, a genomics services provider as part of their life sciences division's expansion.
Brooks Automation provides mainly four kinds: semiconductor automation and life science systems equipment, gas analysis and vacuum measurement, cryopumps, cryochillers and compressors, asset tracking equipment. The company features in developing and building the handling system and related technology. Automation products are used to support both atmospheric and vacuum based processes while the company's focus remains on improving performance and productivity. The company provides vacuum pumps and instrumentation to maintain pressure consistency of the known process gas. The Brooks Life Science Systems provides automated sample management systems and equipment, such as automated blood fractionation equipment, cellular imaging, and consumables parts.
Brooks Automation won the R&D 100 award (100 most technologically significant new products introduced) by R&D Magazine for its Model 830 Vacuum Quality Monitor (VQMTM). VQMTM was used to determine gas composition with an electrostatic autoresonant ion trap.