02/10 Press Release: Imtec Acculine Merges with IQS LLC – Expanded Capacity at Larger Facility


 Enhanced Services to Lead Foray into New Markets; Boost Market Share

Fremont, California, February 2, 2010…In view of consolidating its operations, leading high purity wet chemical processing equipment manufacturer, Imtec Acculine Inc. has merged with IQS LLC (Intelligent Quartz Solutions). The company has moved its operation from Sunnyvale to a larger facility in Fremont, California. The new location has a 50% higher production capacity and allows Imtec Acculine enhanced capabilities to offer new services such as quartz welding and machining. 

Coming at a time when the economic downturn has seen large companies reduce capacity and shrink operations to stay afloat, Imtec Acculine’s expansion efforts are indeed great news for the global Micro Electronics industry. There is significant growth in the wet chemical processing equipment area that is being driven by new technologies, such as MEMS, solar, bio-medical and nanotechnology. Just as Imtec has served the semiconductor market for over 3 decades, the company is now helping these newer-growth sectors to improve their wet processing.

Paul Mendes, president, Imtec Acculine Inc. says, “With a 500 plus customer base, Imtec is widely experienced in serving the semiconductor market. For close to 40 years, we have provided the vertical integration capability to machine, fabricate, and assemble raw quartz and plastic materials into the finest wet-processing modules and sub systems for use in the international semiconductor and associated industries. Our recent capacity expansion and enhanced service portfolio is spurred by the robust growth forecasts for the solar, bio-medical, and MEMS markets.”

“Our extensive experience in the semiconductor industry makes Imtec well positioned to serve these new industries. We are proud to have served our customers for 37 years in our Sunnyvale facility and we will continue to provide quality products for many years to come from our new home in Fremont, California,”
said Mendes.

Over the next 5 years, the compounded annual growth of the MEMS sector is expected to be over 40%. According to Renewable Energy Access, demand for solar has had growth of at least 25% every year for the last 15 years. Clean Edge, a leading research firm, predicts that the solar industry will climb to $51 billion in 2015. 

All of these indicate that there is a growing demand for wet chemical processing. As new products are developed and transition to production, new equipment will be required. With extensive application expertise, companies like Imtec Acculine are perfectly positioned to help customers achieve their capacity and yield requirements. With the merger of Imtec and IQS LLC comes increased production efficiencies, new services, and reduced manufacturing cost. Some of these new services and products include custom quartz work, quartz prototype design, and unique quartz ware fabrication.

About Imtec Acculine: 

Since 1972, Imtec Acculine has consistently provided high quality products for rapidly changing markets and technologies. The company has a broad customer base that includes companies of all sizes, OEMS, labs, and universities from all over the world. Innovation is a hallmark of Imtec and the company has many industry firsts to its credit. It was the first to introduce the quartz re-circulating bath and continues to be the world’s leading supplier of quartz constant-temperature baths. Imtec was also the first to obtain UL safety recognition and CE approval for its bath products. As a result of having supplied high-quality products to a customer base of more than 500 semiconductor-related companies, Imtec Acculine’s modules and systems are constantly optimized. Consistent with its ISO 9001 certification, Imtec Acculine is continually involved in product improvement, evolution and new product development, allowing the integration of leading-edge developments in system applications.

The company’s mission is to produce consistently high-quality products that solve real problems for its customers. As such, Imtec Acculine is committed to the international semiconductor and related industries in providing the finest wet-processing modules and systems. For more information, please call us at (510) 770-1800.

About Intelligent Quartz Solutions (IQS):

Since 2007, Intelligent Quartz Solutions (IQS) has been fabricating high quality and complex quartz work for the semiconductor industry. The quartz products produced at IQS include quartz tanks, plasma tubes, quartz inline heater tubes, prototype designs, custom quartz, and much more. Capabilities of IQS include quartz welding, quartz machining, polishing, grinding, quartz repair, and annealing.