Varian Semiconductor

Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc. was a supplier of ion implantation equipment used in the fabrication of semiconductor chips.[1] Varian Semiconductor was founded in 1971 as Extrion Corporation in Peabody, Massachusetts. Extrion later moved to nearby Gloucester, Massachusetts and was bought by Varian Associates in 1975. It was spun off from Varian Associates in 1999.

Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
IndustrySemiconductor Equipment & Materials
FateAcquired by Applied Materials
FoundedIncorporated 1999
HeadquartersGloucester, Massachusetts, United States
Key people
Gary E. Dickerson , Chief Executive Officer and Director
Robert J. Halliday, CFO
RevenueIncrease $1.055 Billion USD (2007)
Increase $256 Million USD (2007)
Increase$142 Million USD (2007)
Number of employees
1,702 (2008)

Applied Materials announced its acquisition of Varian Semiconductor in May 2011.[2]


  1. ^ Chon, Gina; Das, Anupreeta (2011-05-04). "Applied Materials to Acquire Varian". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2018-04-07.
  2. ^ Applied Materials to Buy Varian

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