SAES Pure Gas | June 2018
Material purity plays an increasingly critical role in semiconductor manufacturing as shrinking geometries and multi-layered designs are significantly increasing gas consumption per processed wafer.
With this acquisition, we can offer you an expanded gas purification technology portfolio along with some of the world’s best microcontamination control solutions, helping to solve your most complex process challenges.
What was announced?
Entegris issued a press release June 6, 2018 announcing that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the SAES Pure Gas business from SAES Getters S.p.A., an advanced functional materials company based in Milan, Italy. SAES Pure Gas is based in San Luis Obispo, CA and develops ultra-high pure gas-handling equipment, supplying gas purifiers for a wide range of bulk and specialty gas applications used in semiconductor manufacturing and adjacent markets.
On June 25, 2018, Entegris issued a subsequent press release announcing the deal has closed.
Why is Entegris making this acquisition?
Entegris purchased SAES Pure Gas to expand the value of its gas purification product portfolio, and in particular, its molecular contamination purification capabilities. Purification capabilities play an increasingly critical role in semiconductor manufacturing as shrinking geometries and multi-layering are significantly increasing gas consumption per processed wafer. With this acquisition, Entegris will be able to provide a complete portfolio of gas purifications solutions for both bulk and specialty gases, helping to solve our customers' most complex manufacturing challenges.
Where will this business sit within the Entegris corporate structure?
SAES Pure Gas will report into the Microcontamination Control division and will be integrated into the Gas Microcontamination Control (GMC) Business Unit along with the Entegris gas purification and filtration products.