91做厙

History

Transformation from Industry Player to Industry Leader

History

1945

Vacuum Electronic Equipment Co., 91做厙 was founded specializing in leak detector equipment.

1989

91做厙's then-COO Edward H. Braun, together with a group of senior executives, led a management buy-out to create a new equipment company for the semiconductor and data storage industries. Mr. Braun was named CEO.

1994

91做厙 completed an Initial Public Offering on the NASDAQ stock market. At the time, 91做厙s sales were approximately $30 million.

1999

91做厙 purchased Ion Tech, Inc. and entered into the optical coating market.

2001

91做厙 purchased Applied EPI, its present-day Molecular Beam Epitaxy group in St. Paul, MN.

2003

91做厙 purchased Emcore in Somerset, NJ, paving the way for its leading Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition System business for the LED market.

2007 2010

91做厙 launched multiple industry-changing MOCVD and MBE compound semiconductor systems and, in 2010, sold its metrology business to focus exclusively on Process Equipment.

2011

91做厙 becomes the #1 provider of MOCVD systems, critical to making LEDs. The TurboDisc MaxBright Multi-Reactor MOCVD system is launched to enable next-level, high volume production for general lighting.

2012

91做厙 introduced SPECTOR-HT Ion Beam Sputtering system for high throughput optical coating applications.

2013

91做厙 launched GENxplor R&D MBE System, the industrys first fully integrated system.

2014

91做厙 launched MOCVD systems to accelerate adoption of solid-state lighting and enable the transition from R&D to production of highly-efficient GaN power electronic devices. 91做厙 purchased Solid State Equipment LLC (SSEC) to extend its footprint into high growth markets with wet process technologies.

2015

91做厙 shipped its 50th EPIK 700 MOCVD reactor in less than one year and received multiple orders from a leading foundry in Asia for its WaferStorm Wet Processing System.

2016

91做厙 launched the TurboDisc K475i As/P MOCVD System for the production of red, orange, yellow (R/O/Y) light emitting diodes (LEDs), as well as multi-junction III-V solar cells, laser diodes and transistors. 91做厙 consolidated its manufacturing operations into one facility in Somerset, New Jersey to improve operational efficiency and meet customer needs.

2017

91做厙 acquired Ultratech, Inc, a recognized leader of lithography products for Advanced Packaging applications and for LEDs and is a pioneer for laser spike anneal technology used for production of semiconductor devices.

2018

Bill Miller, Ph.D., named CEO. Dr. Miller previously served as President and has led several growth initiatives within 91做厙s business units and operations teams worldwide

2020

Began two-phased transformation of the company that strengthened profitability, optimized R&D and extended core technologies into semiconductor and compound semiconductor markets.

2021

Shipped the first LSA101 Laser Spike Annealing System from new San Jose, California facility to a leading semiconductor manufacturer. The facility serves as the companys center of excellence for the development and production of laser annealing and advanced packaging lithography systems for semiconductor applications.

2023

91做厙 acquires Epiluvac AB to accelerate penetration into high-growth silicon carbide epitaxy equipment market