28 Nov 2011 — SPTS Technologies, a supplier of advanced wafer processing solutions for the global semiconductor industry and related markets, today announced it had been recognized as the Technology category winner at the inaugural 2011 Made in Wales awards. Organized by media organization Wales Business Insider, the award recognizes Wales-based companies who have achieved business excellence in eight categories. When announcing the Technology winner, the judging panel stated that SPTS “impressed judges with the international reach of its product range and the way it has adapted to changing markets over the past three years.”
“We are delighted to be named the technology winner by Insider’s Made in Wales,” said Kevin Crofton, executive vice president and chief operating officer of SPTS. “This result honors SPTS’ market-leading products that have been developed here in Newport. I am very proud to accept this on behalf of the team.”
More than 240 employees work in SPTS’s Newport division, working across technical, manufacturing, R&D and operational departments.
About SPTS Technologies
SPTS Technologies designs, manufactures, sells, and supports etch, PVD, CVD and thermal capital equipment and process technologies for the global semiconductor industry and related markets. These markets include MEMS, advanced packaging, LEDs, high speed RF on GaAs and power management. Formerly known as SPP Process Technology Systems, the company was acquired by its management in June 2011, backed by European private equity firm Bridgepoint. Prior to the acquisition, SPTS was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Precisions Products Co. Ltd., formed from the merger of Surface Technology Systems (STS) and acquired assets of Aviza Technology in 2009. For more information about SPTS Technologies, please visit www.spts.com