BRANCHBURG, N.J., Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Voltaix, Inc., a leading provider of materials that enhance the performance of semiconductors and solar cells, has named Matthew D. Stephens, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing. Stephens is currently Chief Technology Officer of Voltaix and will retain this role. Previously, Matt guided the sales and marketing function for over six years as Chief Operating Officer of Voltaix from 2003 to 2009.
Peter A. Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Voltaix commented, "Leading semiconductor manufacturers are reaching into the supply chain to form close collaborations that accelerate the introduction of new materials into their manufacturing processes, enabling continued performance and cost improvements. To strengthen the voice of the customer in our organization, we are more tightly aligning the customer-facing functions in our organization: Sales/Marketing, Quality and R&D. Matt brings a great combination of practical knowledge and managerial experience in each of these areas."
Stephens succeeds Mark K. Fine in the Sales and Marketing role. Fine will transition to a senior advisor role and will report to Peter Smith, CEO. Smith stated, "I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mark for helping my transition into the Voltaix organization and for his efforts to strengthen our relationships with key customers."
Voltaix manufactures specialty materials that enhance the performance and manufacturability of semiconductors and photovoltaics. Utilizing exceptional expertise in silicon, germanium and boron chemistry, our products are custom designed for the most demanding applications, including:
- Advanced DRAM computer memory
- Silicon-Germanium (SiGe) transistors for wireless communications chips
- Strained silicon for high speed logic computer chips (CPUs)
- Copper-enabling low-K dielectrics for computer chips
- High efficiency thin film silicon solar cells
Voltaix materials enable logic chips to compute more quickly and solar cells to absorb a broader portion of the solar spectrum, and they improve manufacturability by minimizing defect formation and increasing machine throughput.
Voltaix is the world leader in the manufacture of a number of electronics products, including germane, diborane, trisilane, and trimethylboron. We use proprietary synthesis, purification, and packaging technology developed in-house. We also design and build the equipment used in our manufacturing operations. The company, founded in 1986, employs approximately over 150 people at its sites in North Branch, NJ, High Springs, FL, Portland, PA and Yeongi-gun, Choongchungnam-do, South Korea. Intel Capital, Novus Energy Partners, Mission Point Capital Partners, and Samsung Ventures Investment Corporation are current investors in Voltaix.
SOURCE Voltaix, Inc.