ASML to buy chip light maker Cymer for $2.5 bln

AMSTERDAM Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:14am EDT

AMSTERDAM Oct 17 (Reuters) - ASML, the world's top chip equipment maker, said on Wednesday it has agreed to buy Cymer Inc, a U.S.-listed supplier of lithography light sources, for 1.95 billion euros ($2.5 billion) to speed up the development of a new chip manufacturing technology.