Varian Semiconductor

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Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
Traded as NASDAQ: VSEA
Industry Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
Fate Acquired by Applied Materials
Founded Incorporated 1999
Headquarters Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
Key people
Gary E. Dickerson , Chief Executive Officer and Director
Robert J. Halliday, CFO
Revenue Increase $1.055 Billion USD (2007)
Increase $256 Million USD (2007)
Increase$142 Million USD (2007)
Number of employees
1,702 (2008)

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 and was bought by Varian Associates in 1975. It was spun off from Varian Associates in 1999.

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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