YAVNE, ISRAEL, April 12, 2018 | ORBOTECH LTD. (NASDAQ: ORBK) today announced that SPTS Technologies, an Orbotech company and a supplier of advanced wafer processing solutions for the global semiconductor and related industries, has been awarded ‘Supplier of the Year – Customized Frontend Equipment’ at the Infineon Supplier Day held in Singapore. The prestigious award was given to SPTS for its outstanding support and the performance of its plasma etch and physical vapor deposition (PVD) equipment.
Infineon’s global operational and management teams rated and ranked suppliers against stringent criteria, and SPTS was selected for excellent support of Infineon’s Power and MEMS business with its etch and deposition solutions. The award was presented to Kevin Crofton, Corporate Executive Vice President at Orbotech and President of SPTS Technologies, by Pantelis Haidas, Senior Vice President Operations, and Achim Janker, Senior Director - Head of Purchasing Frontend. SPTS was specifically recognized for being an excellent long term and reliable partner to Infineon, highlighting the important collaborative development of special process and hardware solutions to meet Infineon’s current and future needs.
Kevin Crofton commented, "We are very proud to be a valued partner to Infineon and extremely honored to have earned this prestigious award. We continually strive to achieve a high level of customer satisfaction, and receiving this third Supplier Excellence Award is a real testament of the quality and performance of our engineering, operations and support teams across the company. As a long time trusted partner of Infineon’s Power and MEMS businesses, we look forward to many more years of innovating together and helping to drive mutual success.”
Infineon Technologies is the global market leader in power semiconductors, retaining the top spot for both discrete power semiconductors and power modules, according to a study carried out by IHS Inc, a business information provider. SPTS Technologies is a preferred supplier and partner to Infineon, and provides etch, deposition and thermal wafer processing equipment to Infineon’s Villach, Dresden, Regensburg and Kulim fabs.
About Orbotech Ltd.
Orbotech Ltd. is a leading global supplier of yield-enhancing and process-enabling solutions for the manufacture of electronics products. Orbotech provides cutting-edge solutions for use in the manufacture of printed circuit boards (PCBs), flat panel displays (FPDs), and semiconductor devices (SDs), designed to enable the production of innovative, next-generation electronic products and improve the cost effectiveness of existing and future electronics production processes. Orbotech's core business lies in enabling electronic device manufacturers to inspect and understand PCBs and FPDs and to verify their quality ('reading'); pattern the desired electronic circuitry on the relevant substrate and perform three-dimensional shaping of metalized circuits on multiple surfaces ('writing'); and utilize advanced vacuum deposition and etching processes in SD and semiconductor manufacturing ('connecting'). Orbotech refers to this 'reading', 'writing' and 'connecting' as enabling the 'Language of Electronics'. For more information, visit www.orbotech.com and www.spts.com.
 Annual Power Semiconductor Market Share Report 2017, IHS (August 2017)
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