Sumika receives a Certificate of Achievement from the City of Phoenix for compliance
Sumika receives Supplier of the Year Award from Parker Hannifin Corporation
Sumika renews ISO 14001:2004 certification
Sumika receives Quality Assurance Certificate from Panasonic Corporation
Sumika receives ISO 9001:2008 certification
Sumika installs additional Aixtron epi reactor
Sumitomo Chemical receives Supplier Excellence Award from Texas Instruments
Sumika receives ISO 14001:2004 certification
Sumika installs additional reactors
Sumika expands PHEMT epiwafer production
Sumika receives ISO 9001:2000 certification
Sumika Electronic Materials, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd. In 2003, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. purchased the assets of ATMI's GaAs epiwafer business and formed two new companies in Japan and the U.S. to strengthen its position in the market. Sumika Electronic Materials was established to run the former Epitronics/ATMI facility in Phoenix, AZ, where it now produces epiwafers and markets other Sumitomo Chemical IT products including semiconductor process materials and super engineering polymers.
In 2004, Sumika Electronic Materials purchased epiwafer manufacturing equipment from a major semiconductor manufacturer. The transaction enabled Sumika to add to their current HBT (Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor) and diode product lines and provided a second site to produce pHEMT’s (Pseudomorphic High Electron-Mobility Transistor) to complement Sumitomo Chemical’s Japanese facility.
Among our assets include seven MOCVD (metal organic chemical vapor deposition) systems. With these assets, Sumika will be able to commercialize new pHEMT technologies.
Sumitomo Chemical, Co., Ltd., is the Japanese market leader in pHEMT switches. This latest transaction also increases our total capacity worldwide and provides dual production sites for both product lines.
III-V compound semiconductors like GaAs are used in a variety of wireless and high-speed applications including power amplifiers and switches for the cellular phone and other mobile communications markets.
About Sumitomo Chemical:
The Sumitomo Chemical Group includes some 100 companies operating around the world in six business sectors: basic chemicals, petrochemicals and plastics, fine chemicals, IT-related chemicals, agricultural chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. The IT-Related Chemicals Sector comprises the following three divisions: Optical Materials Division (e.g., optically functional films for liquid crystal displays), Semiconductor Process Materials Division (e.g., high-purity chemicals for the electronics industry, photoresists for IC manufacturing), and Electronic Materials Division (e.g., epoxy resins for IC encapsulation, super-engineering plastics for key electronic components).
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