Semitool

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Semitool
Business Unit of Applied Materials (NASDAQAMAT)
Industry Semiconductor
Founded Kalispell, Montana (1979)
Headquarters Kalispell, Montana
Number of employees
1157 (2007)
Website www.semitool.com

Semitool was a semiconductor manufacturing/capital equipment company based in Kalispell, Montana.

History[edit]

The company designed, developed, manufactured high performance and precision chemical processing equipment. Products included electrochemical deposition systems for electroplating copper, gold, solder and other metals; surface preparation systems for cleaning, stripping and etching silicon wafers; and wafer transport container cleaning systems.

Their main competitors were the Austrian company SEZ, Solid State Equipment Corp. (SSEC), and American FSI International.[1][2]

Applied Materials[edit]

In 2009, Semitool was acquired by Applied Materials. [3] It operates Semitool as a business unit and still operates the facility in Kalispell. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Semitool Installs Third Single-wafer System at LETI". Solid State Technology Magazine. December 12, 2005. 
  2. ^ "Applied Materials to buy Kalispell firm". Daily Inter Lake. November 17, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Applied Materials to Buy Semitool in All-Cash Deal". The Wall Street Journal. November 17, 2009. 
  4. ^ Applied Materials . accessed 2.21.2016.

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