ASML to buy chip light maker Cymer for $2.5 billion

AMSTERDAM Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:17am EDT

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - ASML (ASML.AS), the world's top chip equipment maker, said on Wednesday it has agreed to buy Cymer Inc CYMI.O, 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. ($1 = 0.7679 euros)

(Reporting by Gilbert Kreijger; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)