Thermco Systems announces strategic partnership with Hitachi Kokusai Semiconductor Europe

Thermco Systems based in West Sussex, UK has announced a strategic partnership with Hitachi Kokusai Semiconductor Europe, strengthening its position as a leading manufacturer of horizontal thermal reactors.

This new partnership makes available to Thermco’s European customers, the feature-rich Vertical Thermal Reactors ‘Vertron Revolution’ for the first time. Headquartered in Erkrath, Germany, Hitachi Kokusai Semiconductor Europe’s products will complement Thermco’s established and leading range of Horizontal Thermal Reactors, CSD Epitaxy Reactors, Chemical Wet-Benches and next generation Control Systems, offering customers a broader range of hi-tech solutions.

Thermco’s European customers will now also have access to the new Hitachi Kokusai Plasma Batch Ashing tool, 4-Point Probe and other key pieces of Metrology equipment. In parallel, Hitachi Kokusai and Thermco Systems will also start working on a program of joint technical product developments.

Andrew Conning, Thermco Systems managing director said: “Throughout our 56-year history Thermco has offered customers the best in terms of quality engineering, reinforced by the highest level of technical competency and end-to-end customer support.  Our Partnership with Hitachi Kokusai now enables us to extend our proposition to existing and new customers with a range of complementary quality products backed by our strong service proposition.”

Yoshio Kitahara, Hitachi Kokusai European president said: “Hitachi Kokusai are proud to be partnering with Thermco in Europe – we have built a strong affiliation and together we look forward to developing our strategic relationship in a variety of areas to offer solutions tailored to meet our European customer needs.”

Thermco Systems has one of the largest installed base of over 30,000 horizontal tubes world-wide. Founded in 1962, Thermco manufactures atmospheric and LPCVD leading edge furnaces for the semiconductor, MEMS, Nanotechnology, LED and Photovoltaic markets.

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