Persimmon Technologies, a US-based provider of vacuum robotics and hybrid-field motor technology for the semiconductor and solar equipment markets, has raised $5.8m in its series B round.

Intel Capital, the corporate venturing unit of the eponymous US-listed chip maker, and the Bernard M. Gordon Charitable Remainder Trust, which was set up by Bernie Gordon, founder of Analogic, join Japan-based industrial group Nidec Sankyo as “major equity holders” in the company after the B round.

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