ATMI Plans Expansion of GaAs Capacity

Danbury, Connecticut–Oct. 18, 2000–ATMI, Inc., a provider of specialty materials and related equipment to the worldwide semiconductor industry, is planning to expand its gallium arsenide (GaAs) epi capacity with a new 50,000-square-ft. facility in Phoenix, Arizona.

“We believe that the analog GaAs market will grow at rates well exceeding general semiconductor industry growth rates,” says Phil Yin, president of ATMI Services. “One of the key drivers for this growth is the telecommunications industry, including mobile handsets and other complementary wireless devices. These devices will require GaAs-based epitaxial products for heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT) applications. ATMI has demonstrated unique capability in the manufacture of InGaP-based HBTs, and we are presently in a sold out condition for these products.”


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