Silicon Valley Microelectronics

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Industry Silicon Wafers & Services
Founded 1990
Headquarters Santa Clara, California, U.S.
Key people
Patrick Callinan, President & Founder

SVM (Silicon Valley Microelectronics, Inc.) is a privately held California corporation which provides silicon wafers and services to the semiconductor and solar industries. The company not only handles silicon but also specialty materials such as gallium arsenide, indium phosphide, and silicon carbide. SVM offers grinding, polishing, film deposition, and other related wafer processing services as well.[1] Owner and President Patrick Callinan founded SVM in 1990. In 2008, SVM founded a new wholly owned subsidiary, Vista Solar, which specializes in commercial PV solar installations throughout California.[2]


On July 2, 2009, SVM was awarded an Energy Innovator Award by Silicon Valley Power (SVP). The award was presented to SVM’s President, Patrick Callinan by Santa Clara Mayor Patricia Mahan at the Silicon Valley Energy Summit held at Stanford University. The Summit, co-sponsored by Stanford’s Precourt Energy Efficiency Center hosted keynote speaker Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.[3]

On October 30, 2008, SVM became Green Business Certified through the Santa Clara County Green Business Program.


  1. ^ "SVM Line Card | SVM Line Card". 2014-02-20. Retrieved 2014-08-04. 
  2. ^ "Father, son team grow Vista Solar from longtime chip supplier | Silicon Valley Business Journal". 2012-01-27. Retrieved 2014-08-04. 
  3. ^ "SVM Honored as Environmental Innovator at Silicon Valley Energy Summit | EON: Enhanced Online News". 2009-07-02. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 

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