- U.C.A. Aktiengesellschaft has acquired a 26%
interest in NanoFocus Messtechnik GmbH, thereby continuing in its
policy of consistently banking on the New Technologies. Following the
scheduled merger with OM Engineering GmbH, Duisburg, its interest in
the merged company will amount to 15%.
Founded in 1994 by a consortium of engineers, NanoFocus has
specialized in three-dimensional optical measurement of complex
With its patented technologies, NanoFocus has struck a path into
the nano universe. It is capable of measuring entities less than 20
nanometers in size with a so-called 'phase microscope' and
representing them with the aid of its specially developed company-own
software. The demand for this innovation comes mainly from the
semiconductor, communications, automotive and pharmaceutical
industries. Its clients include Motorola, Infineon, Procter & Gamble,
BMW and Jenoptik.
According to a VDE estimate, microsystem technology is on the
march worldwide, and German and European companies are moving to the
forefront of this growth segment.
After Axcent, Coolspot, Media Artist and BiomedVenture (Adnagen,
Biovision, Excorp, Micronet), U.C.A.'s investment in the microsystem
technology sector marks another shift of emphasis in its investment
portfolio towards basic technologies in future-oriented growth
industries. Most of U.C.A.'s e-commerce investments are already
quoted on the stock exchange and now represent some 25% of its total
portfolio. The ongoing diversification of U.C.A.'s portfolio
structure is part of its business design.
For U.C.A., Investors in New Economy means early equity financing
of start-up companies in future growth segments of the economy.
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