Ferrotec and JSW AFTY Sign Joint Representation Alliance

JSW AFTY to Represent Temescal Systems in Japan and Ferrotec will Represent JSW AFTY Systems in the USA

Santa Clara, CA USA—Ferrotec Corporation (JASDAQ: 6890) today announces a joint representation alliance between Ferrotec and JSW AFTY. With this alliance, JSW AFTY will represent Ferrotec’s Temescal electron beam evaporators in the Japanese market, and Ferrotec will represent JSW AFTY’s systems in the United States. The agreement spans sales, service and support and is expected to provide customers in both markets with an expanded local infrastructure.

With more than 1500 Temescal evaporation systems and over 16,000 E-beam guns and power supplies installed worldwide, Ferrotec’s Temescal systems are the leading electron beam evaporators for global compound semiconductor Independent Device Manufacturers (IDMs) and foundries.

JSW AFTY’s products include a unique line of Electron Cyclotron Resonance (ECR) Plasma and Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) systems as well as their Hybrid ALD – ECR Deposition systems.

“We are pleased to be able to partner with the JSW AFTY team to help bring their unique high quality, low temperature and low damage deposition technologies to the US market. JSW AFTY’s technology is increasingly important in the production of high power semiconductor laser, MR (MagnetoResistance) head and SAW devices,” said Gregg Wallace, Managing Director of Temescal products at Ferrotec “We look forward to this partnership and the opportunity to introduce JSW AFTY’s products to both our existing and new customers in USA.”

“Ferrotec’s Temescal electron beam evaporators have been tremendously adopted in compound semiconductor business field worldwide. By adding their product to our product lineup, we are now able to offer wider range of solutions to our Japanese customers,” said Nobuhisa Kobayashi, President of JSW AFTY. “I’m certain that this alliance enables both companies to offer more flexible and perfect services to our customers by using each know-how as well as aftersales service network which have been accumulated for many years.”

More information about Temescal system products from Ferrotec can be found at www.temescal.net.