The software controls the lithography process for semiconductor manufacturing, and will be added to IBM's portfolio of software for factory process control systems.
Big Blue said that it sees the acquisition as part of a larger strategy to help firms bolster the efficiency of research and development organisations while promoting collaboration.
The vendor has recently created the Technology Collaboration Solutions unit to help address this market.
Inficon is a manufacturer of vacuum instrumentation, sensor technologies and process control software for the semiconductor industry.
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