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Viale Italia, 77

Lainate, MI 20020


Phone: 39 02 931781

Fax: 39 02 93 17 82 50

SAES Getters S.p.A. engages in the development, manufacturing and marketing of getters and other components for displays and other industrial applications, as well as in the gas purification industry. The company also operates in the field of advanced materials, particularly in the development of shape memory alloys, getters for microelectronic and micromechanical systems and optical crystals. Units The company operates through four units: Information Displays, Industrial Applications, Shape Memory Alloys and Advanced Materials. Information Displays Business Unit Liquid Crystal Displays Business: For the television set, monitor and liquid crystal display industry, SAES Getters develops technologies that are considered strategic for maintaining the vacuum and for absorbing harmful gases in the cold cathode fluorescent lamps for the LCD’s displays back-ligthing. Cathode Ray Tubes Business: SAES Getters engages in the production and supply of getters used to maintain vacuum conditions in cathode ray tubes for color televisions and monitors. Industrial Applications Business Unit Lamps Business: SAES Getters engages in the supply of getters and metal dispensers for lamps. It also engages in the development of mercury dispensers with a low environmental impact. Electronic Devices Business: The Electronic Devices Business provides technological solutions to a range of markets, including the aeronautical, medical, industrial, security and defense sectors. The products developed are employed in various devices, such as night vision devices, infrared seeking devices, X-ray tubes and laser gyroscopes. The Electronic Devices Business includes getter solutions for vacuumthermal insulation for solar collectors. Vacuum Systems & VacuumThermal Insulation Business: SAES Getters solutions for vacuum thermal insulation include NEG products for cryogenic applications and vacuum flasks, as well as vacuum insulating panels whose main use is for refrigerated transport containers. Semiconductors Business: Through the subsidiary SAES Pure Gas, the company offers a range of purifiers for bulk gases and special gases, as well as vacuum pumps that can be used directly inside process rooms. The range of SAES Getters purifiers, which covers flows required and gases normally used in the processes involving the production of semiconductors, represents the market standard as regards the technology used, the totality of impurities removed and the lifespan of the purifiers. Shape Memory Alloys Business Unit Shape Memory Alloys (SMA) Business: SAES Getters produces shape memory alloy components, a family of materials characterized by super elasticity and by the property of assuming predefined forms when subjected to heat treatment. Advanced Materials Business Development Unit Getters per MEMS: SAES Getters has developed solutions that involve the use of thin film getters. Optoelectronic Materials: The product line includes optical crystals for the electronic devices, industrial lasers, and scintillator markets. Other Flat Panels SAES Getters offers getters and dryers that can be used in developments in the flat panel industry, among which Field Emission Display (FED) and Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED). Significant Events In 2008, the company acquired Memry Corporation, which engages in the design, engineering, development and manufacturing of medical devices and other industrial applications of Nitinol (nickel-titanium) alloys. It also acquired the SMA division of Special Metals Corporation, which supplies shape-memory alloys for the biomedical industry and content applications. In February 2009, the company sold the activities belonging to Putnam Plastics, the polymer division of the indirectly controlled company Memry Corporation. History SAES Getters S.p.A. was founded in 1940.


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