omponents are instrumental in the transition to more powerful storage solutions, the company offers products that protect and maintain the integrity of these components during their processing, storage and shipment. The company’s product offerings for magnetic hard disk drives include process carriers, boxes, packages, tools and shippers for aluminum and other disk substrates. The company’s optical hard disk drive products include stamper cases, process carriers, boxes and glass master carriers. The company’s read/write head products include transport trays, carriers, handles, boxes, individual disk substrate packages and accessories. SPECIALTY MATERIALS The company’s specialty materials products fall into two sub-categories, Poco Graphite Products and Specialty Coating Products. Poco Graphite Products: These products are made from specialized graphite or silicon carbide. The company’s Poco Graphite products sold to the semiconductor industry are used for critical components for semiconductor manufacturing equipment at various stages of the semiconductor manufacturing process including CVD, where its expendable graphite chamber liners and shower heads are critical components used in the CVD chamber; dry or plasma etch, where its consumable graphite components deliver, baffle and confine the process gases during the etch process; and ion implant, where its consumable graphite components are critical elements of ion implantation equipment. Specialty Coating Products: The company offers various high-performance specialty coatings for critical components used in semiconductor and other manufacturing operations. The company also provides complex assemblies, such as electrostatic chucks for ion implant equipment, where its coatings prevent contamination of the process. The company’s coatings are also used in other high-technology applications, such as aerospace optical components. Strategy The company’s strategy includes the following key elements: comprehensive and diverse product offerings enabling to meet a range of customer needs; targeting a diversified revenue stream; extending technology by developing advanced products that address stringent requirements for greater purification, protection and transport of high value-added materials and for contamination control, fluid delivery and monitoring, and system integration; targeting opportunities to offer new technologies in emerging applications; and pursuing strategic acquisitions and business partnerships. Sales and Marketing The company sells products worldwide, primarily through a direct sales force and strategic distributors located in offices in all major semiconductor markets, as well as through independent distributors elsewhere. Customers and Markets Within the semiconductor market, the company’s major customer groups include integrated circuit device manufacturers, OEMs that provide equipment to integrated circuit device manufacturers, gas and chemical manufacturing companies, and manufacturers of high-precision electronics. Its customers include Micron Technology, Inc.; Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.; Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd.; United Microelectronics Corporation; Applied Materials, Inc.; ASML Holding N.V. Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (DNS); Lam Research Corporation; Tokyo Electron Ltd.; MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc.; Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd.; Siltronic AG; and SUMCO Oregon Corp. Research and Development The company’s research and development expenses in 2013 included $55.3 million. Intellectual Property As of February 18, 2014, the company’s patent portfolio included 280 U.S. patents, 805 foreign patents, including counterparts to U.S. filings, 119 pending U.S. patent applications, 23 pending filings under the Patent Cooperation Treaty not yet nationalized and 320 pending foreign patent applications. Significant Events In June 2014, Entegris Inc. is hosting a grand opening of The i2M Center for Advanced Materials Science. Entegris' products enable the production of advanced semiconductor devices and electronics that are used in almost all of the world's computers, smartphones, TVs and cars.
entegris inc (ENTG:NASDAQ GS)
129 Concord Road
Billerica, MA 01821
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