Entrepix Expands CMP Service Offerings in European Market
Engages Semi Scenic UK Ltd. as Distributor for Ireland and the United Kingdom
TEMPE, Ariz. — September 9, 2008 — Entrepix, Inc., a leading provider of chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) equipment and foundry services, announced that it will use Semi Scenic as its local representative offering sales and service for its CMP FastForward portfolio in the UK and Ireland. Entrepix offers a full portfolio of wafer surface conditioning equipment and services, and covers a broad range of markets including semiconductor, MEMS, materials development, nanotechnology, Research and Development, and advanced packaging including advancements in through hole vias (TSV).
“Customers in the UK and Ireland are largely ‘more than Moore’ manufacturers who are looking to extend the lives of their fabs,” said Tim Tobin, CEO of Entrepix. “CMP FastForward is a perfect fit for those customers who are looking to improve the cost-efficiency of their manufacturing, which dovetails perfectly with what Semi Scenic already delivers to these markets, both in terms of their products and existing OEM relationships. While Entrepix already has a significant customer base in this region, adding Semi Scenic allows us to offer existing customers truly local support, while actively pushing to expand Entrepix’ presence in these countries at the same time.”
CMP FastForward is designed to assist manufacturers with any level of CMP experience by addressing all equipment, process, personnel and production requirements – from customized engineering and process development projects, to capacity expansions and the implementation, qualification and ramp-up of an entirely new CMP line. Entrepix’ CMP and SEZ surface conditioning solutions deliver reduced cost and risk while accelerating time to revenue for semiconductor manufacturers at all technology nodes.
Semi Scenic delivers service, support and refurbishment of semiconductor manufacturing equipment, providing official OEM tool services support for Lam Research legacy systems. Semi Scenic has a staff of highly experienced, OEM trained and qualified engineers. All are dedicated to providing a first class service at competitive prices. Semi Scenic uses its expert knowledge of the industry to find suppliers and partners who complement its low-cost base to force manufacturing costs down and enable survival in a more established semiconductor equipment market.
“The extension to our portfolio that this brings is completely consistent with the strategy of providing customers with solutions to maximize & extend the usefulness of their existing equipment set.” said Don Nicolson, MD of Semi Scenic. “In addition there is an opportunity for our customers to benefit from the technological developments that Entrepix offers & we are very excited about the opportunity of working with such an innovative supplier.”
Entrepix’ comprehensive CMP FastForward equipment, services and foundry offerings are comprised of: refurbished equipment, including CMP polishers, post CMP cleaners, thin film and surface metrology, and OEM authorized support and software licensing; equipment services including refurbishment, installation, qualification and warranty; process development and transfer; spare parts, subassembly rebuild and field service; tool upgrades, equipment and process training; and Foundry services, including CMP (all wafer sizes, ≤ 200 mm and 300 mm diameter), SEZ (all wafer sizes, ≤ 200 mm and 300 mm diameter), lapping, engineering and technology development, cost reduction studies, integration of new materials, process/performance enhancements, materials benchmarking and pilot and volume production device outsourcing.
Visit Semi Scenic in booth #440 at SEMICON Europa October 7-9, 2008, to learn more about CMP FastForward and Entrepix.
About Entrepix, Inc.
Entrepix, Inc. is a leading provider of Chemical Mechanical Polishing (CMP) and related process outsourcing and equipment services. The company provides production, engineering and technology development services to IDMs, OEMs, MEMS, nanotechnology and CMP consumables suppliers from its ISO 9001:2000 certified foundry in Tempe, Ariz. Entrepix also supplies CMP and metrology equipment as well as applications, spare parts and field service to support customers' internal processing requirements. The company's comprehensive processing and equipment capabilities provide customers complete CMP solutions, from initial integration and optimization, through pilot production and high volume manufacturing.
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