SUSS MicroOptics S.A. moves into new production facility

SUSS MicroOptics S.A. moves into new production facility



(DGAP-Media / 19.11.2012 / 17:00)

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SUSS MicroOptics S.A. moves into new production facility

Garching, November 19, 2012 - SUSS MicroOptics S.A., Neuchâtel, Switzerland, a 100% subsidiary of SÜSS MicroTec AG announces the relocation of production facilities in Neuchâtel. SUSS MicroOptics is a leading supplier for high-quality refractive and diffractive micro-optics. The know-how comprises profound experience in optical design, micro-fabrication and metrology. The company provides the highest quality components through leading edge manufacturing techniques, based on 200mm wafer technology in Quartz and Silicon. Its innovative advances in technology make SUSS MicroOptics a market leader in its segment. This technology leadership and innovation allowed a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20% over last ten years.

To account for the continuously growing business and to bring the cleanroom facilities to a state of the art level, the relocation into a new production facility was necessary. The new cleanroom facilities are purpose-built and perfectly support the growth strategy of the micro-optics business. The new cleanroom will be in full operation by mid December 2012 and will give SUSS MicroOptics the flexibility to increase production capacity and if necessary to switch to a shift system in the future.

'By increasing our ownership in SUSS MicroOptics to 100% earlier this year and by relocating the operations we have achieved another milestone in focusing and streamlining our strategically important business units. SUSS MicroOptics with its key lithography technologies has become an integral part of the SUSS MicroTec group.' said Frank P. Averdung, President and CEO of SÜSS MicroTec AG.

About SUSS MicroTec
SUSS MicroTec, listed on TecDAX of Deutsche Boerse AG, is a leading supplier of equipment and process solutions for microstructuring in the semiconductor industry and related markets. In close cooperation with research institutes and industry partners SUSS MicroTec contributes to the advancement of next-generation technologies such as 3D Integration and nanoimprint lithography as well as key processes for MEMS and LED manufacturing. With a global infrastructure for applications and service SUSS MicroTec supports more than 8.000 installed systems worldwide. SUSS MicroTec is headquartered in Garching near Munich, Germany. For more information, please visit http://www.suss.com




Contact:
SUSS MicroTec AG
Franka Schielke
Schleissheimer Strasse 90
85748 Garching, Deutschland
Tel.: +49 (0)89 32007-161
Fax: +49 (0)89 32007-451
Email: franka.schielke@suss.com



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