Newport, United Kingdom, 3 Apr, 2014 – SPTS Technologies, a supplier of advanced wafer processing solutions for the global semiconductor industry and related markets, was named Exporter and Company of the Year at the annual ESTnet Awards. The event honours prominent businesses and individuals in the Welsh electronics and high technology industry.
The ESTnet is a network of technology enterprises, created to form strong business relationships, exchange knowledge and share ideas. Edwina Hart, the Minister for Economy, Science and Transport was at the gala dinner in the Swalec Stadium in Cardiff, together with representatives of the top technology firms in Wales. SPTS were also close to a third award; Matt Hill, a test engineer who started with the company as an apprentice, reached the final three in the “young engineer of the year” category.
Avril Lewis, managing director of the ESTnet, the network representing electronic and software technologies businesses in Wales said: “There is a real wealth of talent in the industry in Wales and the ESTnet Awards programme further raised the profile of the sector and celebrated its key achievements. We are extremely proud of SPTS, a company that has the drive, passion and the vision to make their business a success. It’s great to unearth new innovative and enabling technologies that help represent the diversity of our industry.”
“We are proud to be recognised by the ESTnet award judges this year,” said Kevin Crofton, president and chief operating officer. “The global microelectronics manufacturing industry is dynamic and demanding, and we have worked hard to maintain our market-leading position through constant technological innovation, while earning extraordinary customer loyalty. It was an absolute pleasure receiving the awards on behalf of our employees.”