For more than half a century, hyperpure silicon has been the raw material of choice in microelectronics. As the basis for virtually all semiconductor devices, it forms the foundation of the world’s electronic industry. It is also the foundation of our hyperpure silicon wafers used for extremely complex semiconductor components as well as in highly integrated microprocessors and memory components for information processing. Today they are deployed in increasingly compact structures, allowing the production of more and more powerful and energy efficient computer chips and cutting edge power semiconductors.
Our extensive product portfolio enables us to supply, among others, the leading twenty companies in the semiconductor industry - with whom we cultivate close business relations that have evolved over long years in many cases. Joining forces, we engage in a process-based approach in developments meeting tomorrow’s advanced requirements. This will allow us to fulfil our ambitious aspirations as an innovative technology leader delivering perfect wafers – wafers that also satisfy the most sophisticated technological demands of the dynamic semiconductor sector, while continuously improving and finessing our current solutions. We manufacture polished and epitaxial wafers in accordance with the latest design rules. Some 1,850 patents and patent applications underscore our outstanding innovative strengths.
We maintain a global network of manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe and the USA. All sites are strategically close to our customers and have access to extremely well trained workforces.
As one of the leading manufacturers of silicon wafers for the semiconductor industry, we hold a strong market position and are setting the standards in technology and quality. We have a secure supply of high quality polysilicon at competitive prices at our disposal, and command decades of in-depth expertise and know-how in silicon processing. We can also rely on an experienced management team and a highly qualified workforce.
Capability: Be one generation ahead – we enable innovation at our customers.
Efficiency: Be a highly efficient, lean and fast moving organization driven by continuous improvement.
People: We view our employees and their differences as a key competitive advantage in our dynamic work environment. We treat them with respect and promote their strengths. At the same time, we expect a sense of responsibility and continuous performance and development readiness. We attach great importance to occupational safety.
Sustainability: We act as a good “Corporate Citizen” and act fully compliant with all applicable regulations. In addition, as part of our sustainability strategy, we have also joined various initiatives aimed at anchoring sustainability even more in the company.
Partners: We build together with our customers and suppliers a winning network to create mutual, enduring value.
Profit: We aim for profitability above industry average and positive cash flow across all market cycles.
Quality: We are committed to perfection in processes, products, organization and cooperation to consistently fulfill our customer expectations.
Growth: We continuously increase our company value by at least growing with the market.