Carl Zeiss SMT AG has wholly incorporated the electron beam technology business formerly marketed under the LEO brand into its corporate organization. LEO will become the new Nanotechnology Systems Division of Carl Zeiss SMT, significantly enhancing SMT's technology spectrum and improving its international competitiveness on a lasting basis. "With this step we are accomplishing the integration of electron beam technology into the Carl Zeiss SMT portfolio," said Dirk Stenkamp, Ph.D., CEO of the LEO Group. "We expect many different synergies. The innovative power of electron beam technology will receive a clear boost under the aegis of SMT and at the same time will benefit from the worldwide image provided by the Carl Zeiss brand."