BILLERICA, Mass., July 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Entegris Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTG), a leader in specialty chemicals and advanced materials solutions for the microelectronics industry, is proudly celebrating its 50th year of helping customers solve their critical materials challenges and enhance their manufacturing yields.
“It has been an exciting journey for us that began with the emergence of Moore’s law and that has tracked the growth of the semiconductor industry into a $330 billion market,” noted Bertrand Loy, president and chief executive officer of Entegris, at the semiconductor industry’s annual SEMICON® West trade show in San Francisco. Mr. Loy continued: “Today, we are thrilled to be in a position to help enable the many innovations our customers continue to develop, not only in the microelectronics market but in an increasing array of industries.”
Entegris was formed in 1966 as Fluoroware, a startup company serving early microelectronics manufacturers. After merging with EMPAK in 1999 and rebranding itself Entegris, the company went public in 2000. The company expanded in 2005 with the merger with Mykrolis, a spinoff from Millipore, and again in 2014 with the successful acquisition of ATMI, a publicly held supplier of high-performance electronic chemicals. Today, with approximately 3,500 employees worldwide and more than $1 billion in annual revenue, Entegris stands as one of the largest global, high-performance, specialty chemical companies serving the microelectronics industry.
“Our success has been built on strong corporate values and has centered around teamwork, innovation and dedication to excellence, which have allowed us to introduce a number of market-leading product platforms throughout the years. We could not have achieved this milestone without the support of our customers and suppliers, and the dedication of our employees. I am grateful to all and I invite everyone to celebrate this milestone with us,” Mr. Loy added.
Over its 50-year history, Entegris has brought hundreds of innovations to its markets, including many technology “firsts.” Among its notable products are Integra® valves, Spectra™ FOUPs, PrimeLock® fittings, Torrento® liquid filters, SDS® safe gas delivery systems and NOWPak® liquid dispense systems. Industry “firsts” include the first linear wafer carrier, first wafer shipper, first wafer suspension system and the first 300mm FOUP (wafer carrier).
“I am truly excited about what lies ahead for Entegris. We are addressing dynamic markets that increasingly rely on the kind of high-performance purity solutions we are known for. With our strong technology platform and our relentless focus on operational excellence and innovation, we look forward to continuing to deliver for our customers and our strategic partners,” Mr. Loy concluded.
Entegris products will be on display during SEMICON West on the second floor of the W Hotel near the Moscone Convention Center. Or, for more information, visit the company’s website at www.entegris.com.
Entegris is a leading provider of yield-enhancing materials and solutions for advanced manufacturing processes in the semiconductor, life sciences and other high-technology industries. Entegris is ISO-9001 certified and has manufacturing, customer service and/or research facilities in the United States, China, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. Additional information may be found at www.entegris.com.