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3/4/2014 11:39:39 AM

Solid State Technology: Busch Vacuum Pumps and Systems joins F450C Consortium

Solid State Technology

The Facilities 450mm Consortium (F450C), a partnership of nanoelectronics facility companies guiding the effort to design and build the next-generation 450mm computer chip fabrication facilities, today announced Busch Vacuum Pumps and Systems as the eleventh member company to join the consortium. Busch Vacuum Pumps and Systems brings over 40 years of experience in the semiconductor manufacturing industry with particular focus on energy efficient, harsh-duty vacuums pumps.

“Busch’s expertise in vacuum pumps will be a great asset to the consortium as we discuss solutions for 450mm equipment transition,” said Adrian Maynes, F450C program director.

Busch Vacuum Pumps and Systems is one of the largest manufacturers of vacuum pumps in the world today, which includes a product portfolio specifically for semiconductor and related applications. Vacuum systems are a necessary component to the semiconductor manufacturing process as they remove byproduct materials following the implantation, deposition or etch processes. Busch’s next-generation vacuum pumps offer higher capacity with reduced utilities and limited downtime to support the unique demands of 450mm process platforms.

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