Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
We are a leading global provider of thermal processing and deposition systems, including related automation, parts and services for the solar / photovoltaic, semiconductor, silicon wafer and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) industries. We also manufacture and sell polishing templates, steel carriers and double-sided polishing and lapping machines to fabricators of LED's, optics, quartz, ceramics and metal parts. Our major emphasis is the development of thermal processes, deposition and ion implant equipment for solar cell manufacturing, which we believe, collectively, are the keys to driving increased efficiency, lowering cost. The markets we serve are experiencing rapid technological advances and are, historically, cyclical. Therefore, future profitability and growth depend on our ability to develop or acquire and market profitable new technology products, and on our ability to adapt to cyclical trends. ... More ...