ATDF Merges With SVTC

Austin's ATDF, a research and development foundry for the semiconductor consortium SEMATECH, said today that it has merged with SVTC Technologies, a spinoff from Cypress Semiconductor. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. ATDF provides semiconductor foundry services for semiconductor manufacturers, equipment and materials suppliers, and others for their research and development of semiconductor manufacturing processes. SVTC provides similar services, and is a recent spin-off from San Jose-based Cypress Semiconductor. According to the companies, the resulting firm will serve more than 200 customers worldwide.