Sinmat | January 2020
Sinmat is a leader in the design and production of Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP) slurries used for polishing ultra-hard materials such as silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN). SiC and GaN are substrates utilized in the fast-growing end markets of power electronics and advanced communications.
The combination of Sinmat’s slurry technology with Entegris broad capabilities in CMP cleans, filtration, and applications technology will enable new solutions for Entegris’ CMP customers.
What was announced?
Entegris issued a press release on January 10, 2020, announcing the acquisition of Sinmat, a leader in CMP solutions for ultra-hard and polycrystalline/multiphase materials.
Why is Entegris making this acquisition?
Sinmat slurries provide faster polish rates and superior surface finish, resulting in lower cost of ownership for customers, which complements Entegris’ broad capabilities in CMP. The combined technical expertise of both companies, along with Entegris’ global infrastructure and operational resources, will result in continued CMP product innovation focused on customer needs.
Where will this business fit within the Entegris corporate structure?
Sinmat is now part of Entegris’ Specialty Chemicals and Engineered Materials (SCEM) division.
What types of products does Sinmat make?
Sinmat’s proprietary CMP technologies combine chemicals and nanoparticles to polish ultra-hard materials and provide a smooth surface finish. Products include slurries and processes used in the manufacturing of substrates and devices for clean energy electronics, semiconductors, and consumer electronics.